Accommodation

New Court View Hotel

Many of the requested items can be purchased locally here in Uganda at a relatively inexpensive price! If you are interested in buying locally, please contact us at mudenyarobert@gmail.com and we would be happy to help arrange this upon your arrival.

Project #1

The Hope Project supports over 200 orphaned, at-risk and vulnerable children from the ages of 4 through 24. Most of them have never been at school, others dropped out at early stage, and some are victims of abuse. We provide them hope in the form of education. We are in final stages of establishing our own pre-primary school for these children, but at the moment we support them in different schools.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
Biology, General Science, and Health

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, and Helping Children Who Are Blind

Computer Hardware/Software:
Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges (141 Color Ink Cartridge, 85A Black Ink Cartridge, 140 Black Ink Cartridge and HP 655 Cyan), *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, and *Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
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 and Shoes, and New Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and *Mosquito Nets

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

Medications:
*Antibiotics and Ibuprofen

Project #2

The Shine Care Centre is a local initiative under Shine’s Children’s Foundation. It supports guardians and parents of needy children in rural and poor communities to develop skills and creativity which helps them earn a living in order to live a better life. This project is situated where poverty among the communities is at a high level, and it is even hard for a family to raise $1 USD a day, leaving many in chronic poverty.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

Reference Materials:
(English) *Dictionaries

Text/Reading Books:
Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and General Science

Hesperian Health Guides:
*Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Children Who Are Blind, and Helping Children Who Are Deaf

Computer Hardware/Software:
Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and *Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Wire Cutters

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Guiros, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and *Tennis Balls

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

Linens:
Bath Towels, Light Blankets, and *Mosquito Nets

Health/Personal Grooming:
Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Medications:
*Antibiotics, Ibuprofen, Malaria Treatment (Coartem), and Oral Rehydration Salts

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

All the needs are current as of January 21, 2018

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.