Accommodation

    Udzungwa Forest Tented Camp

    Project #1

    The Primary School and nursery in Mang’ula Village serves approximately 300 pupils from ages 4 through 13 years old. The pupils all come from very low income families. The main income in this area comes from small-scale farming.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Swahili) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Malaria Treatment

    Project #2

    Our local hospital is in need of birthing sets and equipment, basic medicines, and any related items. It is under-supplied and is unable to provide a proper medical service to its community.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Giving Sets, Oxygen Tubing, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Respiratory Masks, Scissors, Small Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Splints, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, Urinary Catheter, and Urine Dipsticks

    Specialist Equipment:
    Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, Slit-Lamp, Stethoscope, and USS Doppler and Probe

    Surgical:
    Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Needle Holders, Plaster of Paris, and Surgical Gloves

    Testing Kits:
    Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits

    Medications:
    Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any Cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets

    Specifically for Children:
    Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Foepostoscope (Fetoscope), Hats (for Premature Babies), Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Neonatal O2 Sat Probes, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes, Pulse Oximeter, Umbilical Cord Clips, and Weighing Scales

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Swahili) Medical Dictionary, Oxford Handbook of Medicine, and WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book

    Linens:
    Bed Linens, Mosquito Nets, Pillows, and Towels

    Office Supplies:
    Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Project #3

    Our local village consists mostly of very low income families. The main income in this area comes from small-scale farming. Any donations of clothing or other day-to-day items we take for granted would be of great assistance here.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four and Puzzles

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

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (of any kind), and New Underwear

    Linens:
    Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
    Projects:

    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Cloth Dye, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 2020

    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.

    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.