As someone who coordinates volunteers and FK Adventure logistics, I am constantly overcome with gratitude in terms of what people are willing to give. As volunteers are getting ready to go to Kenya, I usually am asked "What types of things do you need most at Flying Kites?"
My first thought is, we need a lot - we need your support, your resources, your help. But there are also a few items that go a long way for us over in Njabini (and some of them may surprise you!)
Some examples include --
- iPhones: To buy an iPhone 5 in Kenya can cost over $1,000. The use of phones are so critical in communication between staff, and for our administrative needs.
- Old computers: We use computers for a variety of reasons including administrative organization but we also use them to teach our students typing and basic technology skills.
- Interactive learning tools: These can be hard to come by and are an essential tool in education.
- Children’s Motrin
- Vitamins for HIV + children - the chewable fruit kind are the kids favorite! (But then again... aren’t they everybody’s favorite?)
- Peanut butter
- Children’s books
As you can imagine, space in suitcases is limited but you're always welcome to send any of these needed items to our PO Box in Kenya:
P.O. Box 259
And as always, we thank you for your support, resources, and help.