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Mambo View Point

Project #1

Mambo Primary School serves 2000 pupils. There are over 130 pupils in one class and they have to share one book with 6 pupils.


General School Supplies:
Pens and Rulers

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Project #2

Sunga Secondary School lacks teachers and materials. Only 30% of the primary school students are able to attend the secondary school.


General School Supplies:
Microscopes (With Slides), Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls

Project #3

The Mambo Village Town Hall: Mambo Village and other surrounding villages have their own village board.


General School Supplies:
Carbon Paper, Index Cards and Boxes, Pencils, and Pens

Project #4

Mambo Village Development Fund: Most of the 5,000 inhabitants of Mambo live under the poverty line. Many kids and adults walk barefooted or have no decent clothes.

Items collected will be given to the local shopkeeper to prevent competition from donated materials. The shopkeeper sells the items at a fair price and half of the profit goes to the Mambo Village Development Fund.


New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Educational Games/Toys:
(Simple toys like dolls and small cars without electric components.)

Project #5

The Community Reading Room offers schoolchildren a place to study and read in their free time, with sufficient light and various books.


Reference Materials:
(Current) Atlases, (English) Dictionaries, (Current) Encyclopedias, and World Maps

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 24, 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.