Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp
The Lubasi Children’s Home in Maramba supports over 45 children from ages 3 through 17 years old. It provides not only a lovely environment, but also nourishing food and an excellent education.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Sewing Needles and Thread
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Soccer Boots
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.