Kulea Childcare Villages, Inc. has a mission of supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, and raising them to become future leaders in Kenya or Tanzania. Kulea is based in Chalinze Tanzania and cares for 17 children through our Sponsorship Program, as well as supports children at partnering schools and home-based care.
General School Supplies:Book Bags, Chalk, College and Wide-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Band-Aids and Plastic Gloves
New Bras and Underwear, and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows
Bars of Soap, Combs, Hair Brushes, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Vaseline
Malaria Treatment (Coartem)
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.