Karama Lodge & Spa


Arusha Children’s Trust was founded in 1999 in order to help underprivileged children and young adults in the Arusha region of Tanzania focus on educational, health, and environmental awareness.

The project improves school buildings by building and furnishing new classrooms with supplies and educational materials.

The project also seeks individual sponsorship for the underprivileged children and young adults. For further information, please visit our website and contact Mrs. Ishbel Brydon who is in charge of this project.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Educational Games/Toys:
DUPLO, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Flutes and Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 9, 2018

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.