The Mateves Secondary school was established on April 10, 2006. It is located eighteen kilometers west of Arusha, Tanzania, in the Ngorbob village. When the school was first established there were 123 students and 8 teachers. The school now has 1200 students and is projected to serve 1,200 students from ages 14 through 17 years old and is expected to continue growing to 1,600 students.
General School Supplies:
College-ruled Paper, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators
(English) Human Body, Science, and World Maps
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Printers, Printer Cartridges, and Working Laptops
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
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.