We are proudly Tanzanian: Peace Matunda School and Orphanage was founded in 2005 by Unambwe Zephania Kaaya, a professional wildlife guide and community leader. Born and raised in the area, Kaaya initiated the project for the benefit of his community after witnessing the difficulties he saw his people face on a daily basis.
We are a nonprofit organization committed to the education and development of underprivileged children. Peace Matunda School is a primary day school for over 200 children in Baby Class, Kindergarten, and Standard 1 through 7; we are now a full preschool and primary school.
Peace Matunda Orphanage provides a home and positive family environment for 24 permanent residential children who are without the means of family. Peace Matunda Tours is the cultural tourism and safari company that supports the school and orphanage.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys and Puzzles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Mosquito Nets
Bowls and Pans
Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.