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 March 19, 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.