Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

Project #1

One of our areas of focus is education, especially early childhood education. We are now finishing up construction of our 12th preschool build which will benefit children from a few months old up to age 5. We also support primary and high schools in the nearby communities.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Scientific Calculators, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Colors, Human Body, Language, Math, Numbers, Science, Shapes, and World Maps

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software

Educational Games/Toys:
Plastic Building Blocks, Playdough, Puzzles, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Toys/games that Develop Fine Motor Skills

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Flutes, Ocarinas, Rattles, Small Percussion Instruments, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Project #2

We have 2 literacy centers/libraries in the nearby communities. One of them is at Mawewe High School, and the other is at Mahlahluvana Primary School. Both centers have laptops, a variety of books, and a knowledgeable staff member to assist others. These centers are accessible to all students as well as members of the community.


Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), Arts and Recreation, Children’s Storybooks, Computer Science and Information, Early Childhood Development, General Works, History and Geography, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

Reference Materials:
2016 Atlases, Dictionaries, 2016 Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD, and Thesauruses

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software

Project #3

We support two houses for 12 orphaned children as well as the Tisanani Batswari Disabled Center, which cares for 23 individuals with various physical and mental disabilities.


General School Supplies:
Notebooks, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Felt, Glue, Paper, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Scissors

New or Gently Used Children’s and Adult Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

Bed Sheets, Light Blankets, and Pillow Cases

Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 2020

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.