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 Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(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
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.
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.