Our Programs

Wish List

Once in a while you may find yourself in possession of an item you no longer need or desire. Or maybe you have the resources, knowledge, skills and even connections that would be of benefit to the work of the Trust. Take a look at our Wish List below and please let us know if you can help in any way.

Saturday Development Program

Sport Equipment:

Soccer x 40 children 12 - 17 years old (all boys)

  • Soccer balls x 10
  • Whistles x 30
  • Soccer boots & socks
  • Size 2 = 4 pairs
  • Size 3 = 5 pairs
  • Size 4 = 8 pairs
  • Size 5 = 10 pairs
  • Size 6 = 7 pairs
  • Size 7 = 10 pairs
  • Size 8 = 6 pairs

The soccer boots will be stored at Shumbashaba and taken out to be used as and when they are needed

The soccer boots will be stored at Shumbashaba and taken out to be used as and when they are needed
Netball x 30 for girls ages 14 – 17 years old

  • Netballs x 10
  • Whistles x 10
  • Nets & stands x 4
Cricket (newly added to the sporting activities)
  • Cricket bats x 4
  • Cricket balls x 4
  • Cricket stumps x 4 sets
Additional Games we’d like to introduce
  • Bocce sets (similar to bowls)
  • Exercise mats for yoga, pilates, vaulting, gym
  • Assistance to finish off sports / soccer field once GTech have completed the leveling - grass, retaining wall, shade netting
Arts & Crafts
Pre-School children number around 40
  • Lego
  • Educational toys for both girls and boys
  • Colouring-in books for pre-school and Foundation Phase
  • Crayons/finger paints
  • Story books to be read to the children who cannot yet read
  • Packs of plain paper on which to draw/paint
  • Craft items e.g. kids clay
About 50 children of varying ages do art
  • Pencils, sharpeners & erasers
  • Drawing pads
  • Colouring-in books x 50 for the whole year
  • Colouring pencils
  • Paints & paint brushes
  • Files in which to store the artwork; to be given out at the end of the year
  • Beads for beading
  • - Magazines/National Geographics
  • - Reading books – from pre-school to high school
Horse Appreciation Sessions
  • Grooming kits x 10 sets
  • Halters x 20 (of different sizes)
Roots & Shoots Environmental Program
  • We are in need of a WiFi solution to assist with the online education for part of the Roots and Shoots programme.
  • We could also have more tablets as there are only 10 available (we have someone who will try and repair broken tablets too).
Lunch – cooking utensils for approximately 250
  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic bowls
  • Plastic spoons
  • Water dispenser (20lt) x 2
  • Utility tables for serving x 2
  • Large cutting boards
  • Sharp knives
  • Serving spoons
  • Gas for the stove
  • Groceries: weekly supply of vegetables, vegetable soup powder, pasta, rice, mealie pap, cooking oil, salt & pepper, vegetable stock, fruit, drink cordial, etc.
  • Consumables: dishwashing liquid, Handy Andy, disinfectant cleaning solution, toilet rolls, cleaning cloths, brooms, black rubbish bags,
  • Plastic ware food boxes x 250 to send food home to needy families
  • 2 x whiteboards fitted in Container
  • Shade roof in front of both containers
  • Robust outside furniture – cement table & chairs/benches
  • Metal lockers for volunteers & participants to store bags, valuables, etc.
  • Wooden fence surround for therapeutic riding arena
  • South arena fencing
Skills & Resources:
  1. We require the ongoing services of volunteers. No prior knowledge of horses required.
  2. Administrative assistant – we’d love to find someone prepared to give us a couple of hours in the mornings 5 days a week
  3. We require a sponsor to produce more Shumbashaba branded t-shirts.
  4. Food to feed the kids that come to the programme - Thanks for the tremendous support from various people and organisations including the ACT Foundation South Africa and Network 21. However, this is an ongoing need.
Donations & Bequests:
Other ways to donate or assist:
  1. Sponsor all or part of a horses keep costs for a period (6 months, 1 year, etc) (Horses cost R4200 per month, Ponies and Donkeys R3200)
  2. Regular monthly donations for a period to cover other running costs
  3. Purchase additional bags of feed or bales of hay at Milmac and Midfeeds to donate to Shumbashaba. Milmac and Midfeeds will deliver to Shumbashaba.
Anyone wishing to leave a legacy for future generations may like to consider bequeathing/donating money to the Shumbashaba Community Trust. Benefits to you include:
  • Donations are tax deductible in terms of the Section 181a(1) of the Income Tax Act; this provides for a tax deduction of donation amounts of up to 10% of taxable income.
  • Bequests are exempt from Estate Duty in terms of section 4(h) of the Estate Duty Act No. 445 of 1955.
  • Shumbashaba Community Trust is a Level 4 B-BBEE contributor.
  • Furthermore, donations to the Shumbashaba Community Trust are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1) of the Income Tax Act.