Accommodation

Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa

Project

SOS Children’s Village is a project that assists children that can no longer live with their families. SOS Children’s Village works with communities and state partners to provide children with loving and supportive alternative care.

They work with children, families, communities and states to prevent family breakdown and ensure that children’s rights are met. Located in Zanzibar, SOS Children’s Villages currently helps 185 children to ensure protection, health care, support and training to those in need.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
Biology, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
Where There Is No Doctor and Disabled Village Children

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic and Watercolor Brushes, Acrylic and Watercolor Paints, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles

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

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

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

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

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

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Gardening:
Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 19, 2019

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.