Tour Company

    Samba Treks

    Project #1

    The Stella Maris Primary School was built to provide an English-medium education to the poor, orphaned, or at-risk children of the Mailisita Village area. The school also provides nutrition to the children. It currently serves 300 children from ages 5 through 12 years old.

    Needs

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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and Language

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

    Clothing:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear

    Project #2

    The Kilimanjaro Porter Clothing/Gear Project supports Kilimanjaro porters carrying enormous loads up the mountain while wearing clothing that is torn and inadequate for the extremely cold temperatures. Samba Treks pays its porters generously, but most climbing companies do not.

    We encourage all of our clients for Mount Kilimanjaro climbs or safaris to bring new or gently used gear to be donated/distributed to these porters. Their meager salaries do not allow them to purchase hiking gear because it is very expensive locally.

    Needs

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Hats, Hand Warmers, Hiking Boots, Gently Used Hiking Clothing (Not Cotton), Gloves, Fleece Jackets/Pants/Hats, New Synthetic or Wool Hiking Socks, Rain Jackets, and Rain Pants

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.