Nursery & Primary schools located in the village of Le Manyatta, just north of Arusha serving 1100 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 Encyclopedias 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
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.