Accommodation

Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp is a founding member of Project Luangwa, a charity organization which takes a coordinated approach to development projects in the communities of the Luangwa Valley.

We support projects in several areas such as schools, businesses, agriculture and local produce, community and social, and conservation and environmental awareness.

Our main focus is always education, which provides the tools to give people the best chance at a prosperous future. Educating children provides them with the information to help them understand the importance of this unique ecosystem in the Luangwa Valley, and ensures that it is conserved carefully for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Project #1

Mfuwe Secondary School is the only secondary school in the area and serves 550 students from ages 13 through 20 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
A4 Lined Paper, Chalk, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Soft Lead Pencils for Drawing, and Solar Calculators

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Language/Grammar, Math, Chemistry, O’level/GCSE English, and Physics

First Aid/Health:
Sanitary Napkins

Project #2

Chiyembekezo Preschool is a very special little school because it was set up entirely by local people for orphaned and vulnerable children. Kelvin, the founder, was concerned by the number of children he found walking the streets, fishing with their fathers and generally not attending school.

With their own money, Kelvin and a couple of other local businessmen hired a teacher (paying her when they could) and started a school in a small house.

From there, the school has grown enormously, and only when it was providing education for 60 children from ages 2 through 5 years old, five mornings a week, did Kelvin come to Flatdogs and ask for advice on how to fundraise for the effort. Flatdogs was very impressed with his commitment and initiative and happily offered to help.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Pencils, and Pens

Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Basic Children’s Reading Books

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

Project #3

The Bring a Bra Project tries to supply properly fitting bras (and pants) to the girls and ladies in the Mfuwe area who are unable to afford or have no access to underwear.

Needs

Clothing/Shoes:
New Bras and New Underwear

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 26, 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.