Safari Awards 2014 Finalist

Onsea House


The Baraa Primary School is a government primary school in the Moshono area of Arusha, located within walking distance from Onsea House. Together with the iThemba Foundation, Machweo believes in supporting development through education.

The school serves over 1725 students, from ages 5 through 14 years old. Baraa Primary School runs a full program of extracurricular classes such as dance and drumming, arts and crafts, and sports. We have volunteer teachers from around the world.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, and Pens

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Language/Grammar

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Canon Toner Cartridges C-EXV 33 (Black)

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Cleats European Sizes 33 through 43, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Sanitary Napkins

Office Supplies:
Markers, Printer Paper, Red Pens, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of August 11, 2018

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.