The Tanzania Dreams Organization founded a school for 80 children from ages 2 through 6 years old. They assist the children by providing a good education and food and nurturing their dreams. We welcome volunteers who are interested in assisting at the school.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, and Pens
(English, French and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English, French and Spanish) Alphabet
(English, French and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar
Hesperian Health Guides:
Where There Is No Dentist, Community Guide to Environmental Health and HIV Health and Your Community
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s *Clothing and New or Gently Used Children’s *Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bars of Soap, Hair Brushes, Toothbrushes, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.