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.
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
(English and Swahili) Dictionaries
(English) Alphabet, *Math, and Word
(English) *Human Body, *Math, *Science, and *World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and *Exercise Books
Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles
Harmonicas/Kazoos and Recorders
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
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Thermometer Digital
Scissors, Staplers, and Staples
Books about Gardening
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.