We actively assist the Nungwi Nursery School by paying the salaries of a number of teachers and also by providing drinking water from the hotel’s water tanker. For the older children, Nungwi Primary School is also short of supplies and has over 2,000 students. This large number requires classes to be taught in shifts. Equipment and supplies are limited and any help is greatly appreciated.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.