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Needed Materials

Tusome Materials Wish List

Primary Book Section: about 1100 boxes of books for grades 8 and below. Subdivide the books into two stacks:
  • Reading books
  • Textbooks, sets of 30 per subject. Hopefully we get these from schools or even better yet, new leftovers from a book publisher.
Secondary Book Section: about 400 boxes for grades 9 to 12. Subdivide the books into two stacks:
  • Reading books
  • Textbooks, sets of 30 per subject. Hopefully we get these from schools or even better yet, new leftovers from a book publisher
General adult reading books: about 400 boxes for Adult Book Section.
 Limit the number books that are:
  • Overly specific to America, such as the history of Philadelphia or the biography of Bill Gates. Photo books of American places are OK.
  • Cook Books, as few people in Kenya eat the types of foods that Americans do
Other Educational Items:
  • Educational games and toys
  • Laptop computers (Q = 30). Check that the power supplies are able to use 240V 50 Hz power (most can)
  • Uniform sized book boxes, preferably 1 cubic foot size. (Q = 2,000 total)
  • Strong bookshelves 6 feet tall (Q = 40)
  • Laptop LCD projector (Q = 2)
  • Large portable projection screen (Q = 1)
  • Playground equipment
  • 8 foot long whiteboards in good condition (Q = 15)
  • Whiteboard markers (Q = 200, new, several colors)
  • Whiteboard erasers (Q = 50, new)
  • Library check out equipment – stamps, pads, and system of tracking checked out books - (Q = 2)