With our LIVEWILDLIFE we want to bring awareness to the fact that conservation work is beneficial for everybody around our area.
Therefore, we work very closely with the local school Vilima Vitatu, which serves 500 children from ages 5 through 12 years old.
This school makes sure that the new, young generation will get a good education in the environment. The teaching is done in Swahili.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
(English and Swahili) Dictionaries
(English and Swahili) Alphabet and Math
(English and Swahili) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
LIVEWILDLIFE: We have a 10,000 hectares of private wildlife management area where we rescued the last elephant migration corridor between
Taranigre and Manyara national parks and serve about 5,000 village people.
Mosquito Repellent and Water Bottles
Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, Mobile Phones (Old), Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Torches/Flashlights
Boots and Sneakers/Trainers (New or Gently Used)
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. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.