Tamani Foundation, founded in 2012, provides free Nursery, Primary and Adult Education for 100 children ages 4 through 9 years old in the local community. It is located in Matemwe village, in the Northeast coast of Zanzibar Island. No early childhood education institution existed in Matemwe area before, as well as no schooling directed to adult local villagers.
In addition to our regular academic activities, Tamani organizes activities which include medical and dental camps, field trips to various locations around Zanzibar, and strives to engage parents and the larger community in various ways.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, *Dry-Erase Markers and Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) *Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Science, *World Maps, *Vegetables, *Colors, and *Means of Transport
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Printer Cartridges, *Headphones, and HP Laserjet 1102
*Bananagrams and Puzzles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, *Netball/Basketballs, and *Soccer Balls
*Printer Paper and Staplers
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.