|Some of our volunteers and donors have asked us to provide a list that highlights some of the basic supplies that are most urgently needed. Although it is never required, we would graciously accept any contributions, no matter how big or small.
Textbooks are in short supply. Right now each class is sharing only 1-5 of each textbook, but there are many more students than books. We need 10 more of each of the 5 required textbooks (Science, Social studies, Mathematics, Christian Religion Education, Kiswahili) so everyone has enough. These books are available to purchase in the local bookstores for about 400ksh a piece.
Any contribution will help enormously, but the following example represents what it costs to buy all the books we require: 1 book 400ksh (US$4.60) x 10 books (1 subject) x 5 subjects = 20,000ksh (US$232.00)
Notebooks, composition books (ruled notebooks for writing), pencils, pens, rubber erasers, chalk, clear tape (to reinforce shared books), rulers, hole punchers, stapler, paper clips.
Learning games, story books, lesson plans for English language learners, reference books.
Examples: Dictionary, Bibles, Encyclopedias or Almanacs, International and English language books (grade PreK-5).
Arts and crafts
Paper, paints, colored pencils, crayons, glue, scissors.
Soccer balls, sports equipment, games.
Farming tools and building
Saw, simple construction and fencing materials, string, measuring tape, grafting knives, machetes, tape, sharpening stones, hammer, nails, shovel, buckets, rake, hoe, gloves, work clothes, boots.
Seeds and seedlings: spices, moringa, herb seeds.
Water filter, sterilizing tablets, First aid supplies, water jugs, pitchers, soap.