World Unite supports TODIFO (Tanzania Orphans and Disabled Foundation) which is a project that works to assist many vulnerable groups in the community including orphans, disabled persons, and extremely poor families in Moshi. Support is provided by paying tuition fees for primary and secondary school and vocational training. School materials, uniforms, clothing, and hygiene articles are also supplied where needed.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, exercise books, White and/or Colored Paper for Drawing, Painting, and Cutting
(English and Swahili) Alphabet and Math
(English and Swahili) Human Body, Math, World Maps, Health, Hygiene, Values, Environment Protection
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books and General Science
Connect Four, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, Puzzles, Educational Games to Practice Numbers/Counting, Words/Letters, and Memory Games
Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Light Blankets
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder
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.