Accommodation

Lokuthula Lodges

Project #1

The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources. VFAPU tries to ease some of the burdens by protecting the wildlife and habitat from poacher pressure (subsistence and commercial), as well as by rescuing and rehabilitating animals injured by human interference.

Additionally, we train and try to find employment for ex-poachers so they have a sustainable income without having to do harm to flora and fauna.

Needs

Camping Supplies:
Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Mosquito Nets, Mosquito Repellent, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, and Small Cooking Pots

Field Devices:
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Saws (Hand), and Torches/Flashlights

Medications:
Antiseptic Ointment/Powder, Band-Aids, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, Vet Supplies for Larger Animal Wounds, and Wash or Creams

Clothing:
Boots, Bush Hats, New or Gently Used Sneakers/Trainers, and Socks

Project #2

The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources. Education is also important, and VFAPU and its partners try to reach children at an early age through school and community awareness programs.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, 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, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 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.