Serengeti Bushtops Camp

    Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at


    The Bisalalah school serves over 500 children from the ages of 5 through 15 years old. The school is the only primary school for the Kuria village and is critical for the development of the area. The school has eight teachers teaching eight subjects.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Erasers, *Glue Sticks, Markers, *Pencils, *Pens, *Rulers, *Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Swahili) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, *Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) *Human Body, *Math, *Science, and *World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books and *Exercise Books

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Harmonicas/Kazoos and Recorders

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

    *New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and Jackets/Sweaters

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Thermometer Digital

    Office Supplies:
    Scissors, Staplers, and Staples

    Books about Gardening

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 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.