Recently we visited ‘Hopley Farm School’ (20 minutes from Harare) and were able to give each Child(1500+) their own school bag…they were SO GRATEFUL and SO EXCITED to receive a pen and SO MUCH MORE!!!
For your VERY KIND donations which made these ‘life-changing’ school bags possible!
EYES4ZIMBABWE will be packing containers in Salt Lake City during the last week of September and beginning of October 2015.
In addition to our usual donated items, we would be VERY GRATEFUL for your kind help in assisting us to gather school supplies as we have been told that they are currently ON SALE for Back-To-School.
Below are the list of requested items, however, any donated items will be VERY GRATEFULLY received.
PRE-PACKED SCHOOL KITS
· 6 x Spiral Notebooks (70-150 count)
· 4-6 Pens (Blue)
· 6 Pencils
· 1 Box colored pencils (12 count)
· 1 Eraser (2 inch)
· 1 Metric ruler (inches & cm’s)
· 1 Blunt nosed scissors
· 2 Pencil sharpeners
· 2 Sticks of glue
· A school bag of any kind (backpack, drawstring, carry or messenger) to put the supplies in
You can buy the items individually or pre-pack the school kits yourselves.
If you purchase individual items, please put them in a box and label them and we will sort and pack the school kits when we meet at the end of September!
INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES
· Notebooks (spiral) (70-150 count)
· Scissors (blunt nosed)
· Colored pencils (12 count)
· Eraser (1 x 2 inch)
· 12 inch ruler (with both inches and metric cm’s on the ruler)
· Pencil sharpeners
· Glue sticks
· Back packs / Draw string bags / Carry bags
· Notebook paper
· Composition notebooks
· Flash cards: (addition, subtraction, division & multiplication)
· Coloring books
· Chalk boards (for Teachers)
· Pens for Teachers (red, black & blue)
Some suggestions where you can find the different items:
Walmart (or possibly Target)
Colored pencils (50c – $1.00)
Spiral notebooks (70 count) (17c – 25c)
Scissors (blunt) (50c – $1.95)
Pencils (12 – 24 in a package) ($0.05)
Pencil sharpeners $1 (7 – 10 sharpeners in a package)
Rulers (25c – 50c)
Note books (Composition) (50c)
Mandalay International (Ogden)
2710 N 1600 W, Ogden, Utah 84404
Phone: +1 801 782 7973
Mandalay International also have the cloth draw-string ‘school bags’ that the school kits are packed in. (see prices below)
(They also have all the items needed for Newborn & Hygiene Kits)
In addition, we REALLY, REALLY need children’s or library books so that the Children can learn to read…While we were at ‘Hopley Farm School’ distributing school kits the Headmaster/Principle was asking for glue so they could try to create reading books.
A GREAT suggestion was made to make a bookshelf/bookcase, fill it with library books and then to plastic wrap/glad wrap the entire bookshelf to pack into our containers so that a school will be able to have an ‘instant’ library!!
WHEN DRIVING THROUGH MOZAMBIQUE, THE CHILDREN WERE SELLING NUTS & FRUIT ALONG THE ROAD
TO EARN MONEY TO BE ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL…THEY EACH ASKED FOR A PEN!!!
The Children will be ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for school supplies which will help them in their efforts to learn!!