Muungoni is a typical small Zanzibar village where there are no tourist hotels. It is located in the south of the island at the road connecting Zanzibar Town with the south-east coast (Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi) and south-west coast (Kizimkazi).
The Dalailul-Khairati Nursery & Primary School was founded by the community of Muungoni. The school allows children from rural areas the opportunity to receive an education. However, the school is poorly equipped and basic school supplies are missing. The school serves approximately 60 children from the ages of 3 through 12.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Exercise/Composition Books, and White and/or Colored Paper for Drawing, Painting, and Cutting
(Arabic, English, and Swahili) Alphabet
(Arabic, English, and Swahili) Human Body, World Maps, Animals, Nature, Food, Health/Hygiene, and Environmental Protection
(Arabic, English, and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books
Age Appropriate Scissors and Coloring Books
Puzzles, Educational Games to Practice Numbers, Counting, Words, Letters, and Memory Games
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.