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Supplies for Migwani

posted Jan 1, 2011, 1:57 PM by Dennis Strain   [ updated May 9, 2012, 4:37 PM by Cassandra Strain ]

The children/dormitory have no money to purchase supplies or clothing for the children and so they really appreciate supplies we can send them.

At present we are able to get some supplies to the Special Needs group in our dormitory via the trekkers with the Killimanjaro expedition. We have to be careful choosing the things we send, i.e. bulky, heavy things aren’t practical to ship)  The supplies they can use are:


  • Clothing – fleece, and nylon (cotton an wool clothing tends to wear out and is more difficult to clean.
  • School supplies - such as pens, pencils, sharpeners,  chalk, duster, foolscap, 

  • Child development and psychology books, 
plastic blocks, (fixing blocks) (e.g. lego)

  • Play materials 
skipping ropes, balls (a deflated soccer ball goes a long way)

  • Plasticine (modelling clay) 

  • Bedding (if you put out a call for bedding to your friends, you will be inundated with worn sheets - I don’t know what else to say, maybe send a couple good sets and save the rest for rags -  the limitation is the 50 lb baggage rule)
  Think bed in a bag.
  • Stapler, 
paper punch
files  (probably anything practical for filing - including a Saskatchewan briefcase)

  • If we could get more computers, we would teach our children without speech AAC.(Augmented Alternative comm.) We are hoping to get electricity soon. (lots of people have out-of-date laptops that are still good over there)
 Anything else that can be used .
  • Knitting needles, needels, thread, etc. Those hoop things would go a long way.