The Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV or the Children’s Village) was created in 2003 to provide a loving home and a life of opportunity for orphaned children. The village is located in Oldeani, near the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania. Today the children lead happy, healthy lives at the RVCV. They receive far more than food, clothing, and shelter. Each child at the RVCV grows up securely knowing that they are loved and that they are an integral part of this unique community. They are not up for adoption, the Children’s Village is their permanent family, nurturing them to become productive citizens and future leaders of Tanzania.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Stickers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Bead Wire, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Craft Scissors, *Fashion Magazines, *Felt, *Pipe Cleaners, and *Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Ace Bandages, Antibiotic Ointment, *Band-Aids, Benadryl, Cough Drops, Day-Quil, Gauze Pads, *Neosporin, Night-Quil, and Plastic Gloves
*Dark or Colored Adult and Children’s Socks
*Bed Linens and *Single/Twin Bed Sheets
Oral Rehydration Salts
FAME Medical Advances patient-centered care in rural Tanzania. Their practice results in healthier communities, where individuals from all walks of life have access to quality medical care. The front-line healthcare workers that the practice provides have the resources they need to treat diseases and save lives.
Ace Bandages, Bulkee Dressing, Burn Blanket, Hot Water Bottles With Cover, *Gauze Bandage Rolls (Kerlix Brand Preferred) Knee Braces, and Sanitary Napkins
Laryngoscope and *Nasal Airways (Adult and Pediatric Sizes), *Nasal Cannulas (Adult and Pediatric Sizes), and *Primary IV Tubing Sets
Deaver Retractor 2″ Wide Babcock, *Gynecological and *Surgical Gloves, Long Knife Handle (4-10 adn 4-11), Mayo Table, Surgical Scrubs, and Ribon Retractor (2″wide x 1, 1 1/4 x 1, 13 long)
PDS: 0,1,2, Silk 2/0 (or any Non-absorbable Equivalent for Skin, such as Ethilon), Vicryl 2/0 (or Chromic 2/0), and Vicryl 0 (or Chromic 0)
*Injection Ports (Both Needle and Luer Lock Connections), Prefilled Syringes for Flushing (Normal Saline), and 60 ml Syringe with Nose Tip for NG Tube Insertion
Children’s Chewable Vitamins and *Pre Natal Vitamins
Specifically for Children:
Hats (for Premature Babies) and Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes
(English) Children’s Books, ESL Resources, Medical Dictionary, Oxford Handbook of Medicine, WHO ‘Hospital Care and Young Adult Novels
Bed Linens and Single/Twin Bed Sheets – Extra Long Hospital (Blue)
Markers, Pens, Duct Tape, Led Headlamps, Post-It Notes, and Super Glue
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.