Please can you help the children in Sekgoma Primary School

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.

If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Sekgoma Primary School

Sekgoma Primary School is located in our neighborhood. For here it’s a big school with almost 700 children aged between six and sixteen. It’s a government run school and the pupils come from all over Maun and from all sorts of families. Many of the children come from homes with no running water and no electricity. Money is scarce, life can be harsh and education is often the only way out.

The school does it’s best for the children but funding is tight and supplies are limited.

In 2018 Safari Destinations began supporting Sekgoma School. We provide help with IT issues, set up their wifi and brought them printers. We sponsor their prize giving initiative for pupils that excel in academic terms, in personal development and for individual achievements.

Our support will continue and build.

We know that many people coming here are keen to help. The school have asked if people might bring any of the following items with them (with so many children to provide for they can never have enough):

General School Supplies:

Chalk, colored construction paper, colored pencils, compasses, crayons, erasers, solar calculators (they can’t afford to replace batteries) and school bags.

Reference Materials:

Flash Cards (in English):
Alphabet/letters, words, numbers, maths.

Information wall Charts (in English) to enrich the classrooms:
Human body, language, maths, science, World maps, natural history/biology

Text/Reading Books (in English):
Age appropriate story books, general science, health, language/grammar, and maths.

Art Supplies:
Paints, brushes, any art and craft supplies including beads and string.

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles.

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation pumps, jump ropes, netball/basketballs, soccer balls, and team uniforms/kits for soccer

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic ointment, band-aids, antibacterial gels for all classrooms.

These items can be collected from you at the airport on arrival in Maun or left in our offices and we can distribute them to the school on your behalf.

  • It can be hard to find books and equipment here and the budget is very limited so children have to do without.
  • In addition to a long term funding commitment from us the school benefits from the equipment brought in by you.
  • The children are so appreciative of new equipment, books and art supplies. It makes a huge difference. Thank you.