Tour Company

Ngoko Safaris

Project

Ngoko Safaris supports a community in Intabayengwe village, located 14 km out of Victoria Falls. The communities in this area are dependent on cattle raising and minimal subsistence farming. Children walk a long distance to get to school, with risk of attack by wild animals. Many either do not attend school or drop out.

We provide basic education for around 45 eager children, including vulnerable children and orphans, in the village itself, with plans to expand this further. We also provide adult education classes and teach the mothers’ sewing and craft skills, to enable them to make a living for themselves and support their children.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, Staplers and Scissors

Reference Materials:
(English and Ndebele) Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English, Ndebele, and Shona) 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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Scrabble, and Puzzles

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

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

Linens:
Mosquito Nets

Kitchen:
Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups and Plates, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Multivitamin Tablets, and Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
Projects:

Beads for Bead Work, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, and Wire Cutters

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.