Haymu Primary School is a small school in the Karatu district and nearby Gibb’s Farm. The school serves 600 students from ages 6 through 8 years old. An extraordinarily dedicated and caring headmistress already achieves great academic results with very limited resources. With your help, the sky will be the limit for these children.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Rulers
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, and Gardening Gloves
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.