We work with Uraki Primary School to encourage our clients visiting Tanzania for a safari or Kilimanjaro climb to have a school tour and/or bring (or purchase locally) school supplies to donate to these wonderful children.
Past clients have also started a project to bring clean water to the school and build a new toilet block, as well as a possible biogas project to power the kitchen that cooks for 1,200 kids!
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Math
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
Kilimanjaro Porter Clothing/Gear Project: Serengeti Pride Safaris encourages all clients for Mount Kilimanjaro climbs or safaris to bring gently used gear to be donated/distributed to the Kilimanjaro porters.
The porters climb Kilimanjaro carrying heavy loads, often without adequate gear/boots. They would rather spend their salaries on their families than purchase hiking clothing/gear/boots. This gear is quite expensive locally.
Boots, New or Gently Used Hiking Apparel (Not Cotton), New Synthetic or Wool Hiking
Socks, Rain Jackets, Rain Pants, and Warm Fleece Jackets/Pants/Hats
Note to Travelers Bringing Supplies:
Cotton/street clothes for porters, their wives, and their kids are welcome as well, but hiking gear is the most urgent need.
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.