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
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD with Swahili-English Translation References
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Beads for Bead Work, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters
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
Tambourines and Triangles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
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.