More Africa is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Paje, on Zanzibar. The organization serves 25 children and young adults from the ages of 1 through 25 with physical and/or mental disabilities.
The main aim of More Africa is to help children and young adults with special needs by providing special education, physical therapy, medical help, training and/or meaningful daytime activities.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, Crayons, *Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, *Printer Paper (Size 4A), and Solar Lantern Lights
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD for ages 4 through 10
(English and Swahili) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Swahili) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Swahili) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English)
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Sewing Needles
*Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges (HP 652), *Tablets, and *Working Laptops
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Djembe and Guitar
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Band-Aids, Disinfectant Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Ointment for Wounds, and Disinfectant Wipes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, and Spades
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally: Beans, Corn Flour, Rice, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, and Wheat Flour
Bars of Soap, *Diapers, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.
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.