Kirindi Primary School is located in Nazigo District, about an hour drive from Jinja. The school serves 350 children, from the ages of 5 through 12 years old.
The school is desperately under-funded and is always in need of supplies for the teachers and students. Many of the students come from very poor families.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Scrabble
Castanets, Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and Waterproof Rain Coats and Ponchos
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
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.