Siandunda Primary School is a temporary building serving the Siandunda area and surrounding villages while work on a permanent building is finished.
Initially, this area did not have a local school. This meant that children as young as five years old often had to walk four hours to the school and back again through the bush in all types of weather.
As the school is starting from scratch, the children are in need of essential school supplies. The school currently serves an excess of 75 children twice a day (running in two shifts).
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles
Harmonicas/Kazoos and Recorders
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.