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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

  • wall displays with various biological diagrams e.g. Eye, Skin, Nerve, Action potential, Resting potential, Roads, Cones, etc.
  • small bulbs/light
  • switches    
  • 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

Athletic supplies

Equipment

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

Misc.

  • ball air pump and valves (urgent)
  • shin guards
  • trophies and medals
  • First Aid kits

Technology

For computers

  • USB sticks
  • card readers
  • external hard drive
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • brother M-K221 ink for portable label printers

For classrooms

Library

Specific books

  • ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl - multiple copies
  • 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 books

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

Religion

  • DVD on the Life & Mission of Jesus/Ministry of St Paul (adults)
  • DVD on Christian family life
  • DVD on world religions
  • Bibles (for adults)
  • Biblical commentaries
  • Bible dictionaries
  • Books on the Old and Testament

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