In 2010 Nshupu schoolteachers William and Sarah Modest founded the Precious Orphans Children’s Home, leaving secure jobs to pursue their mission to help those orphaned by AIDS. In 2012, William and Sarah formed a partnership with some concerned U.S. citizens and the nonprofit, Precious Project, was formed. Together they expanded the Children’s Home which now houses 23 children who live together with caring adults as a loving family.
In 2016, Precious Project opened the Precious English Medium Primary School which has 250 students enrolled from pre-kindergarten through the seventh grade. Excellent national exam scores have placed this school as number one in the ward and in the top ten in the district. Scholarships allow the most vulnerable children to attend the school for free and, upon graduation, students continue their secondary education with the generous support of donors. Precious Project also assists village women to organize micro-credit groups to start businesses and provide for their families.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Pillows
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.