Maasai Wanderings


Nursery & Primary schools located in the village of Le Manyatta, just north of Arusha serving over 1400 children from ages 6 through 16 years old.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD with Swahili-English Translation References

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software (anything simple), Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers with matching Printer Cartridges, Simple Data Entry Programmes, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Music Instruments:
Tambourines and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of March 19, 2020

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.