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    Taswira Africa Safaris


    Umoja Tanzania is a youth development organization based in Arusha, Northern Tanzania that supports 4000 children. Umoja has four program areas – youth education, community development, sports for development and social enterprise.


    General School Supplies:
    Dry-Erase Markers, Scientific Calculators, Small Backpacks, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, and English to English Dictionaries

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, and Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Medium or Small Clothing for Teenagers

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, and Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Fabric Scissors, and Sewing Scissors

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 2, 2024
    Taswira Africa Safaris

    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.