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St Jude’s Wishlist

Here is a list of goods that are difficult or expensive to source in Tanzania



Stationery/Classroom supplies (Priority)

General

  • coloured pencils
  • Blu-Tack
  • crayons
  • Post-it Notes
  • sharpeners
  • A4 plastic sleeves
  • clear adhesive for covering books
  • glue sticks
  • masking tape rolls
  • stick-on labels

Writing utensils

  • fine-tip white board markers (urgent)
  • blue, black or red pens (good quality)
  • lead pencils (good quality)
  • permanent markers (i.e. Sharpies or chisel-tipped)
  • medium black marker pens

Art supplies (Priority)

Paints

  • water-based tempera
  • water colour
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brushes (good quality and assorted sizes)

Colouring

  • thin and thick markers
  • oil pastels
  • wind/twist crayons
  • coloured pencils
  • lead pencils for shading

Education materials

Books suitable for ages 9-14

  • thesaurus
  • dictionaries (specifically Oxford English Learner Dictionaries)

Educational DVDs

  • playing and coaching different sports
  • social studies
  • science
  • literature
  • health topics

Math supplies

  • scientific calculators (non-programmable)
  • Unifix cubes
  • tessellations
  • MAB blocks
  • shapes (2D and 3D)

Musical instruments

Science supplies

  • water distillers (urgent)
  • small bulbs/light globes
  • switches
  • wires
  • small motors (9 or 12-volt)
  • electric irons
  • hand-held compasses
  • separation funnels
  • big thermometers for outside use
  • hydrometers
  • bug catchers and small display cases
  • dynamos (electrical generators)
  • large, strong balloons
  • iron fillings
  • bubble-blowing gadgets

Kitchen supplies

Cooking utensils

  • wooden spoons
  • spatulas
  • sieves
  • colanders
  • oven gloves
  • kitchen scales suitable for weighing food stuffs

Athletic supplies

Equipment

  • soccer balls (size 7) (urgent)
  • volleyballs (size 7)
  • basketballs (size 7)
  • netball bibs
  • handballs (size 5)
  • tennis balls (new)
  • whistles
  • jump ropes
  • Badminton flyers
  • parachutes
  • cones

Shoes

  • high-quality cleats and running shoes (for ages 8-20, male and female)
  • football shoes (size 7-11)
  • running shoes (size 7-11)

Misc.

  • ball air pump and valves
  • shin guards
  • trophies and medals

Technology

For computers

  • USB sticks
  • card readers
  • external hard drive
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)

For classrooms

  • projectors
  • extension cords
  • 6-volt batteries

Library

Specific books

  • ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl - multiple copies
  • The Cat in the Hat learning library collections books

For shelves and books

  • coloured adhesive dots
  • coloured binding tape
  • double-sided tape

Misc.

  • quality picture storybooks (ages 5-14)
  • secondary level novels and magazines
  • language dictionaries (French, Italian, etc.)
  • non/fiction book series with CD suitable for students 9-13 years
  • CD and DVD covers to store CDs and DVDs that accompany bookss

Quality non-fiction books

  • about Africa (people/individuals, animals, places, religion)
  • the human body (systems, senses, etc.)
  • the environment (recycling, geography, natural resources, ... etc.)
  • electricity
  • ‘how to’ books
  • Guinness Book of World Records
  • DK Eyewitness series books and DVDs
  • ‘I Spy’ type books biographies for secondary level students

Other

  • NEW black and blue socks (mid-calf or longer)
  • white caps
  • white shorts (size 30-33)
  • white shirts (medium/large)
  • candles (in containers)
  • wool and yarn (preferably in bright colours!)
  • bras for our welfare students
  • ‘skin tights’ for our welfare students

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