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    Tamani Villas


    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.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, *Dry-Erase Markers and Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) *Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Science, *World Maps, *Vegetables, *Colors, and *Means of Transport

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    *Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, *Printer Cartridges for HP LaserJet Pro MFP M130nw and Canon Photocopiers image runner 2520, *Headphones, and HP Laserjet 1102

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Bananagrams and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, *Netball/Basketballs, and *Soccer Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment

    Office Supplies:
    *Printer Paper and Staplers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Tamani Villas

    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.