Muke Community School is located in Karodi village, 2km from Chundukwa River Lodge. It is the village where most of our staff live. We are assisting the children and the teachers of the school as much as we can and with time hope to develop a night school/craft center for the parents and adults in the village.
General School Supplies:
*Abacus, *Counting Blocks, Shapes (that fit into one another – Circles into Circles, Squares into Squares etc), *Hands on Learning Tools (that are tangible and support the development and co-ordination of left/right brain integration through play), and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Math, Science (anything that depicts the eco-system), and World Maps
Story Books for children from ages 2 through 7
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, and Thread
Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids
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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.