Ong Africa Association collects and provides free school supplies for children in Cameroon.  We welcome donations of all kinds of school supplies throughout the year. 

Ways you can help:

  • Donate: If you already have school and office supplies that you do not need (regardless of the quantity), please send them to us.  We welcome new and gently used supplies of all types.   
  • Collect: If you would like to collect and send us school supplies, then you are also in the right place.  We welcome your desire to help.
  • Shipping Costs: Please help us by donating to help cover the cost of shipping to get these supplies where they need to be.  A single drum costs over $200 to ship to Cameroon.   Every dollar donated gets us one step closer to getting these supplies into children's hands and we want to get ALL of them into the hands of the children that they were donated for.  

Recommended List of School Supplies

  • Recommended Item: Solar Lightfor use by children when studying.  Many children have to study using hazardous kerosene lanterns.  Cost about $40 to $50.  To order go to
  • Recommended Item: Netbooks / Laptops / Kindles / iPads / eReaders
  • Recommended Item:Stackable Chairs- Did you know that many schools in Africa do not have adequate school furniture?  The furniture in many instances is not comfortable and conducive for learning.  In some schools, children unfortunately sit in the floor or have to buy / bring their own chairs. We welcome your help in addressing this problem and providing decent chairs that will aid learning.  Stackable chairs are ideal because they are easier to ship and occupy less space.  Different sizes for different ages are welcome.  Let's together remove this impediment to learning and education.
  • Recommended Item: Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks

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  • Backpack and other book bags
  • Calculators
  • Filler paper
  • Colored pencils, crayons and markers
  • Ruler with English and metric measurements
  • Colored pens
  • Erasers
  • Pencil boxes / cases
  • Glue sticks
  • Graph paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)
  • Pocket dictionaries
  • Reams or boxes of paper

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Donating towards shipping supplies is the best way that you can help.  Help cover the cost of shipping supplies to Africa.  Freely providing all the books and supplies we receive costs thousands of dollars yearly in shipping costs.Please make a donation today to help pay for Shipping

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enfantThank you for your interest in making a school or office supply donation or in running a book / school supplies / pencil drive.  We welcome your desire to help us make a difference.

Children in Cameroon are in dire need of school supplies. The average classroom lacks the basic essential school supplies that make for a meaningful educational experience for kids.  The parents are unfortunately not in a position to provide the quality and quantity of supplies needed.  The lack of school supplies negatively affects the quality of the education tat the children receive.

Ong Africa Association has responded to this need and is facilitating the donation of school supplies to needy and deserving schools. 

Please note that we particularly welcome your donations of school, office and related supplies.  You can send these in without making a donation to cover shipping to Africa.

  • Donate: If you already have school and office supplies that you do not need (regardless of the quantity), please send them to us.  We welcome new and gently used supplies of all types.   
  • Collect: If you would like to collect and send us school supplies, then you are also in the right place.  We welcome your desire to help.

Recommended List of School Supplies

- If you would like to purchase supplies online, you can ship them directly to the shipping address below.  

- We can provide you with a tax receipt.  Just let us know you want one. 

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  •    Recommended Item: Solar lightfor use by children when studying.  Many children have to study using hazardous kerosene      lanterns.  Cost about $40 to $50.  To order go to: http://www.amazon.com/d-light-Rechargeable-S300-Lantern-    Charger/dp/B00BJE7K18
  •    Recommended Item: Netbooks / Laptops / Kindles / iPads / eReaders
  •    Recommended Item: Stackable- Did you know that many schools in Africa do not have adequate school furniture?  The furniture in many instances is not comfortable and conducive for learning.  In some schools, children unfortunately sit in the floor or have to buy / bring their own chairs. We welcome your help in addressing this problem and providing decent chairs that will aid learning.  Stackable chairs are ideal because they are easier to ship and occupy less space.  Different sizes for different ages are welcome.  Let's together remove this impediment to learning and education.
  •   Recommended Item: Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks
  • Recommended Item:  Donations for Uniforms and shoes.  $40 provides two uniforms and a pair of shoes for a child.  Put "For Uniforms" in notes when you donate.
  • Backpack and other book bags
  • Calculators
  • Filler paper
  • Colored pencils, crayons and markers
  • Ruler with English and metric measurements
  • Colored pens
  • Erasers
  • Pencil boxes / cases
  • Glue sticks
  • Graph paper
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)
  • Pocket dictionaries
  • Reams or boxes of paper

Step 1- Choose dates and a drop off location

Step 2- Fill out our online drive registration form.

Step 3- See our sample flyer and press release to spread the word within your school / college / community.  *Be sure to note the items that are most useful and encourage people to donate money also to help with shipping costs.

Step 4- Take pictures (send us a few at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Step 5- When the drive is complete, please be sure to read through all of the FAQ and all the shipping details.

**Feel free at any point to call or email me with any questions, concerns, comments you have.  My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Tel number is +44-(0)7448442146

Information You Need to Note / What We Need From You

1.  Inform us - fill out our convenient online drive registration form

2. Advertise and promote the book / school supplies / pencil drive, if you would like. Should you have any newspaper coverage or create any posters, we would like to receive a copy.  

3.  We would like to add information and pictures about your group and activity to our website and newsletter.  There are several advantages of this - Including publicity and recognition for your group members, motivation to other groups etc.  Additionally, this helps us to expand our impact.  Please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4.  Your drive / activity will be carried on at your own risk.  As Ong Africa Association will not be there physically to participate in or monitor the situation, we cannot be held liable for any occurrences.  Please proceed only at your own risk. 

5.  We require that all book donations include a donation (suggested $50.00 for each average size box of books) to help cover the cost of shipping books.  

6.  Kindly inform us of what you are planning to send via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Shipping / Mailing Address for All Boxes / Merchandise

Please fill out one of the form This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. first.  Please include a   suggested donation of $50.00 per box to help cover cost of shipping the items to Africa. Donations towards shipping can be sent in check, money order or made online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shipping Address: 
Ong Africa Association
Flat 1 Bloc A
Peabody Estate. Camberwell Green .London UK
Phone:
07448442146

Donate Towards Shipping:
Donating towards shipping supplies is the best way that you can help.  Help cover the cost of shipping supplies to Africa.  Freely providing all the books and supplies we receive costs thousands of dollars yearly in shipping costs.  Please make a donation today to help pay for shipping.  

Another way to help cover the shipping costs is to consider buying on eBay, click here for more information

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I receive acknowledgement of my supplies donation?

Yes! We are so grateful for all of the supplies we receive and deeply appreciate the time involved in organizing and holding a supplies drive or fundraiser for Ong Africa Association. We are happy to mail you a certificate expressing our appreciation after the donations are received, and we will specifically name your group or organization when doing so. If there are specific names you would like included on the certificate, please include a letter with your donation that lists the individuals or group/organization name.

Can I receive photos showing my donated supplies after they are delivered to the children / schools / communities for which they were intended?

While we would love to be able to provide photos to every donor to show how much the recipients appreciate the supplies and to provide assurance that the donations have arrived safely at their intended destination, unfortunately this is not always logistically possible.  Here are 2 scenarios that affect this:

  • When donated items are mailed to our Tennessee office, they are repacked into larger containers (typically drums) prior to shipment to Africa. This means your donated items will need to be removed from their original packaging/box and combined with donations from others in order to ship these items in the most cost-effective manner. In this scenario, it is practically impossible to keep track of specific items from specific donors and to photograph them at the time of arrival in that same manner.
  • When donated items are mailed to our shipper in New Jersey, they are sent "as is", in their original packaging. In this scenario, it is easier for us to keep track of specific items from specific donors and to photograph them at the time of arrival in that same manner.  However, this option ends us being more costly for Ong Africa Association and donors who prefer this option may be asked to provide full funds coverage for those shipments.  We are quoted the specific cost after the box (es) is received by our shipper.  This is usually an average of $50 per box.  Please feel free to contact us for more information if you wish to pursue this option.
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