As schools begin a new term in the next few days, you probably have a long list of items your child might require to make learning easy for them. 

In this article, we share critical back-to-school supplies and items that you might have shortlisted on your to-buy list, as well as others that you might have completely forgotten. 

Keep scrolling to discover all the essential items students might need for writing, for instance, colored pencils, as well as school uniforms to see them through the end of the school year. 


As school resumes, parents and guardians are probably looking for sturdy lunch boxes for their children. This lunch box, available at Airduka, can also be used as a picnic box or a baby food box. 

The lunch box is very handy for transporting food, as it comes with a hinged plastic cover, a strong handle, and a molded bottom.



  • Marker Pens

At Airduka, parents and guardians will also find metallic marker pens, including the C. D. Marker XSG x-120, that come in various metallic colors. The markers, which are odorless and non-toxic, are vivid and are best for students passionate about art and crafts. 

The highly pigmented markers allow both children and older adults have fun making cool designs. 


Children love cartoon-themed stuff and this pencil sharpener could be their latest favorite thing. Available at our online shopping marketplace in Kenya, this sharpener comes with different themes including Spiderman and is ideal for pre-primary and lower-primary pupils. It provides a fast and efficient way of sharpening pencils and is easy to operate. 


  • Pencils

Parents and guardians should also consider buying the Foska HB Wooden Pencils packet. 

These pencils are break-resistant and require lesser sharpening as they can be used for a longer period of time. The pencils are ideal for children, teens as well as adults, and can be used at school, at home, or at the office.


  • Pens

We cannot talk about resuming school without talking about pens. We are also offering the Diplomat Y2K Handy pens that can write perfectly on any most surfaces. 

The pen is best used for signing important documents. The pen can also be a great gift for a family member, friend, or colleague. 

For everyday use, parents and guardians should consider buying Bic pens, available in a variety of colors, the pens are ideal for all students. 




Pencil pouches are also a great item for helping students stay organized. They also help them to care for their writing equipment. The Pencil Pouch 1903 COT Big R7, available on our online store, is lightweight, making it great for traveling. 

It is made from durable material which makes it ideal for all kinds of students, including small children. 


  • Customized Notebooks

A notebook is also extremely important for students, especially college-going students. The Fully Branded Executive Notebook, for instance, is great for students seeking to stay organized, is good for noting down important information as well as great for record keeping.


  • Geometrical Set

A geometrical set is also extremely important as students, especially those in Primary and Secondary schools, resume a new term. The school mathematical set comprises a compass, dividers, a 15cm ruler, 2 set squares, a protractor, a wooden pencil, a sharpener, an eraser, and a lettering guide. 


  • School Uniform

Without a doubt, school uniforms are among the most required items for students heading back to school. Instead of going through the hustle of finding a reliable supplier, consider purchasing school uniforms from our eCommerce platform. 

The uniforms sold on our website are durable, and comfortable and come in a wide variety of colors. 


  • School Shoes

Just like school uniforms, school shoes are also frequently required by students as they resume school. At Kenya's eCommerce startup, we are selling durable and comfortable school shoes, ideal for all students regardless of age. 

The shoes are made from soft leather material that keeps feeling comfortable all day. 


  • Sports Uniform

Primary and secondary school students also require tracksuits and sports uniforms for their sporting activities. Parents and guardians can find tracksuits of different colors and sizes which are lightweight and durable. 

The tracksuits have a full zip-up hoodie and side pockets to cater to functionality and practicality. Apart from students, these tracksuits are also perfect for those seeking clothes for outdoor workouts, such as jogging and any other outdoor activity. 


  • Art (Drawing/Colouring/Painting) sets

You could also consider buying your school-going children or teenagers an art set. For instance, the 208 pieces kids drawing and coloring trifold set is ideal for students interested in the arts. 

The drawing and colouring set, which is odourless and non-toxic, provides perfect drawing effects. It comes with an all-in-one portable storage case, which makes it easy to store and transport. 


  • Ruler

Rulers are also extremely important for students. Parents and guardians should consider getting the Standard Bendable Soft Ruler made of environmentally friendly material that is durable, bendable, and lightweight. 

The ruler comes in a variety of colours for children to choose from and has no sharp edges to protect users.


  • Calculator

Calculators are also a must-have for students, especially those in secondary schools and university or college. The Sharp El-376SB Calculator has an extra-large display and an attached hard cover for extra protection. 

It includes percentage, square root, and constant calculation keys to cater to extra tasks.


  • Playful Learning Blocks

Parents or guardians of young students could consider getting learning blocks that make learning fun. The Children 7 In 1 Wooden Learning Blocks are useful in helping children become creative while still learning. 

The set contains all the shapes, colors, and numbers that children need in their early educational journey. 




In the end, it comes down to your child's needs and learning style. Teachers also play an important role in assisting you and your child. If this is going to be your first year at a new school, talk with the teachers ahead of time so that you can hit the ground running.

By making sure you have stocked all the necessary items for your child's school term, you can help them maximize their chances of success. For example, a good study space, the right book bag, and a set of pencils can go a long way in ensuring your child is comfortable and at home during his or her school year. As parents, it is also our responsibility to ensure carefree years for our little ones as they begin their educational journey. Part of that means creating a safe environment where they can focus on learning, with plenty of time to play and engage in fun activities. After all, how we do anything is how we do everything.

If you have planned out your back-to-school shopping in advance, then you can save a lot of money by purchasing them online from our shopping website. It will also make your errands less stressful in the run-up to the new school term.