Travel with Care:
If you have some extra space in your luggage and would like to assist local organisations in Maun, please see the packing list suggestions below. Our guests are invited to bring similar items with them to donate. The Maun Studios will deliver your donations.
WoMen Against Rape is a human rights organization that primarily supports women and children who experience abuse of all forms. WAR was founded in 1993 in Maun, Northwest District, by four women who came together as a result of their concern following the lack of support as well as access to justice for rape victims. The organization was founded on the ethos of activism and volunteerism hence it is non-profit. WAR was formally registered as a trust in 1995. WAR's strategies are geared at addressing the social issues that contribute to the abuse of women and children through offering psychosocial counseling, safe house/ Shelter, public education, advocacy, and lobbying as well as skills empowerment.
Our request list for Comfort Packs (issued on arrival at the Shelter):
Panties (small, med or large – no g-strings and no writing)
Bras: Large - XXXL
Soap (preferably bars)
Deodorant (spray) for women
Comb or brush
Lip balm or small Vaseline
Clothing: Kids - All Ages | Women's Clothing
Kids' Activities (colouring books/toys)
Alternatively, cash/card donations can be made to The Studios to purchase groceries for the shelter. The shelter needs a weekly supply of 3kg of beef, 2kg of chicken, 1 bag of oranges, or 3kg of apples and a variety of vegetables.
Shelter Botswana is a home-based care organization & non-profit governmental organization that, from its inception in 2011, has sought to facilitate an improved livelihood for poor individuals residing in the North West Sub-district of Botswana.
The organization involves itself with several community-based activities including, but not excluding HIV/TB awareness campaigns and the running of a pre-school designed for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).
The pre-school has 35 children from the ages of 2 - 6 years.
These are the challenges facing the centre:
Teachers' monthly salaries
Food - we feed the children 3 times a day
Floor Carpets & foam mats for two classrooms and sickbay
Stationary & craft materials: Pens for staff, Markers, Coloured Paper, Exercise books hardcover
Kids Clothing: Age 2-7years - Winter & Summer
Educational Activities/Colouring Books
Arts & Crafts supplies - crayons/paints
Toys for playtime
First Aid Box & Medication | Children’s toiletries
Seeds for vegetable garden
Bed Linen & Towels
Fundraising for current projects - further info available on request
Cash donations can be made to The Studios to purchase groceries for the shelter or to contribute to teacher salaries. The Studios is assisting with fundraising towards roofing repairs and heat-reducing roof paint at the shelter - please get in touch if you would like to contribute towards these efforts.