PURE Award for Community Engagement 2015

Toka Leya Camp


Twabuka Middle Basic School in Sinde Village has 218 pupils from Grade 1 to 7, from ages 5 through 15 years old. The school currently has only five classrooms and requires another two classrooms in order to have a separate classroom for each grade. As it is a community school, government support is not always available.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors

Music Instruments:

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (We are specifically requesting The Shoe That Grows)

Gardening Supplies:
Vegetable and Fruit Seeds (for the school vegetable garden)

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of June 21, 2019

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.