Vamizi Island Lodge


The Friends of Vamizi Trust (FoVT) was established in 2012 as the charitable arm of Vamizi Island Mozambique, the marine conservation and ecotourism project. As part of the project, a primary school was built, where about 250 children from ages 6 through 15 years old have the chance to study. The project recognizes the importance of education, and has been supporting the school since its establishment.

We support the school with the necessary supplies to cook two meals a day, guaranteeing the children are well nourished. These meals give them an extra incentive to go to school. We have a wildlife club, where our conservation project meets every week with the students which engages them in conservation, involves them in ongoing projects. The club helps raise eco-conscious adults.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(Portuguese) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(Portuguese) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(Portuguese) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Portuguese) Age Appropriate Story Books, *Biology, *General Science, *Health, *Language/Grammar, and *Math

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
*Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Office Supplies:
Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Books about Gardening, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.