Accommodation

Fawlty Towers

Project #1

Zambezi Sawmills, Nakatindi, Mwandi, Dambwa Christian, Indeco, Malota, Linda Community School, and Libuyu Community School are primary schools who serve 2,564 children from ages 7 and 15 years old.

Livingstone Schools: Fawlty Towers partners with The Happy Africa Foundation, a UK (1123529) and Zambian (ORS/102/53/267) registered charity, which works with eight community schools in Livingstone, teaching children up to the 9th grade. These schools receive little funding from the government and struggle to provide adequate teaching support and the necessary school equipment for the students.

The Happy Africa’s Sponsor a Child Program also provides support to a variety of schools throughout the Livingstone communities, supporting children in basic schools and also in higher education. Our partnership with Happy Africa helps to provide additional resources to the local schools as well as helps to promote the Happy Africa’s interactive programs for travelers interested in volunteering in the local communities for either a half-day or a full day.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Highlighters, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Math

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Bingo, Connect Four, Memory, and Scrabble

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

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

The Welfare Concern Initiative (ORS / 102 / 53 / 204) runs small-scale, sustainable projects to help sponsor local children to go to school. They currently have two chicken runs with 350 chicks, but are hoping to produce 500 chicks a month to sell to hotels and restaurants in Livingstone. They also generate valuable income from their tailoring project to make children’s school uniforms.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Art Supplies:
Cloth Scissors and Cotton (White, Blue, and Orange)

Computer Hardware/Software:
Light Bulbs (100 Watt)

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 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.