Accommodation

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of March 1, 2021

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally.

    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.