Mkasanga Basic School serves 800 children from ages 6 through 16 years old.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pens, Dice and Blocks for Mathematics, Pencils, and Small Prizes (Stickers, Key Chains, etc.)
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Classic Novels, Learn to Read, and Nature and National Geographic Magazines
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Basketball Kits for Girls, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Rain and Temperature Gauges, Soccer Balls, Soccer Boots, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Volleyball Nets
The Outpatient Clinic of Mkasanga Village.
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, and First Aid Kits
Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Eye Drops, and Ibuprofen
Small business initiatives including sewing and crafts using local pods and seeds. They work mostly with young women.
Beads for Bead Work, Cotton Thread, Embroidery Cotton, Fabric Scraps, Scissors, Sewing Needles, and Wool
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.