Tour Company

    Nature Bound Africa

    Project

    The Plaster House is a very special home in Arusha that enables children, from all over Tanzania, to recover after they have had corrective surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery or neurosurgery for a disability. The home currently serves more than 160 children. The children are housed here until they are ready to return home. Schooling is provided while they are recovering here, in addition to all the other services that ensure a positive outcome for their recovery.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

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

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

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets and Pillows

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Hair Brushes, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Glue and Watercolor Paints

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 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.