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Little Makalolo Camp
Travel + Leisure 2012 Global Vision Award Winner in Leadership

Zimbabwe

Lodging

Little Makalolo Camp

Project

Mpindo, Kapane & Ziga primary schools serving 580 children between the ages of 5 and 13 years old.The Jabulani School in Victoria Falls serving 193 children between the ages of 4 and 12

Needs

School Supplies:
Age appropriate story books in English, Alphabet flash cards in English, Book bags, Chalk, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dictionaries in English, Encyclopedias in English, Erasers, Exercise books in English, General science textbooks in English, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Health textbooks in English, Language educational wall charts in English, Language/grammar textbooks in English, Math educational wall charts, Math flash cards, Math textbooks in English, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Science educational wall charts in English, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes, Word flash cards in English, World maps

Games/Toys:
Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles

Music:
Recorders, Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation pumps, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls, Team uniforms/kits for soccer, Tennis balls

Clothing:
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids

Projetc 2

In conjunction with the Teacher Training Programme run in the villages around Hwange National Park, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) implemented a fantastic new community project - the teaching of knitting and crocheting to mothers, grandmothers, care-givers and anyone else interested. As there are no wool shops in the area and funds are limited, we commenced our project using plastic strips from plastic bags, which the local schools in Victoria Falls had collected in an attempt to clean up the town. This also compliments the CITW environmental teachings and recycling initiatives. The Women's Knitting Group in Ziga Village is now thriving; they proudly made their own uniforms, which they funded themselves using the proceeds from sales of the items they have made. CITW Zimbabwe has since been receiving donations of wool, needles and knitting patterns from some kind USA residents. The women are now knitting jerseys, beanies, and scarves which they sell in order to get much-needed cash to pay for their children's school fees. The aim is for the women to knit and sell jerseys for the uniforms at the Wilderness camps in Hwange. Ziga borders Hwange National Park and along with all the villages in the area suffers high levels of poverty, unemployment and human-wildlife conflict.

Needs

School Supplies:
Pens

Art Supplies:
Beads for bead work, Clothing catalogues, Crochet hooks, Fabric scissors, Fashion magazines, Glass beads for bead work, Knitting needles, Needles, Sewing scissors, Sewing patterns, Tape measurers, Thread, Wool

Other Needs:
Knitting and crocheting patterns

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
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 bring for them.