Dingani Primary School is located in the small town of Dete, close to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The school has over 360 pupils from the ages of 4 through 13 years old. The school is in dire need of equipment and maintenance in order to continue the education and development of their pupils.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pens, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Rulers
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, HIV Health and Your Community, and Where There Is No Dentist, Where There Is No Doctor
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, and *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
*Plastic Serving Bowls, *Plastic Serving Cups, and *Plastic Serving Plates
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally: Cooking Oil, Soya Chunks, and Sugar Beans
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.