Zambia

36 Schools Across Zambia and Zimbabwei Benefit from PfaP Travelers

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is the non-profit organisation of ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris.  Wilderness Safaris operates in six African countries, and the Zambezi region covers Zambia and Zimbabwe. All of Wilderness Safaris’ camps are featured on the Pack for a Purpose website, and we are so fortunate to receive many items from guests... Continue reading

Henry’s Story

I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah in Cape Town, South Africa with a traditional service at the historic Garden Shul synagogue.  I chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose as part of my mitzvah project to give back to the community which was so welcoming to me and my entire family.  I collected books, soccer... Continue reading

Girls Supplies Go to Southern Africa

Once again (thanks to frequent flyer miles) my husband and I were able to travel to southern Africa and take four suitcases for Wilderness Safaris’ Children in the Wilderness projects. The Children in the Wilderness program operates in several countries in southern Africa. We were fortunate enough to visit three of those countries. This trip... Continue reading

Kaitlyn’s Story

I’ve always had a passion for women’s and girl’s rights. I’ve also always had a passion for sports. I was extremely excited when I figured out a way to combine those two interests! In the middle of my freshman year of college at UNC Chapel Hill, I learned of an organization called Pack for a... Continue reading

Rene’s Story

I Packed for a Purpose when I recently visited Toka Leya Wilderness Safaris lodge outside of Livingstone, Zambia.  The school the lodge is working with, Twabuka Middle Basic School, has only five classrooms for close to 300 students in grade levels 1 through 9. The community and the Wilderness Safaris lodge have a partnership that... Continue reading

We Wanted to Take More, So We Did!

A week before heading to Africa on my first trip to the continent in late 2014, I came across a link to Pack for a Purpose. What a great idea, to take five pounds of needed items for a school or community with us in our suitcases. The safari lodge, Vumbura Plains, in Botswana was... Continue reading

Jen’s Story

When heading to Zambia for a visit, my company ResRequest helped me shop for supplies so that I didn’t go empty handed. I Packed for Purpose since I was visiting Remote Africa Safaris camps and took supplies to Mkasanga School, one of the projects they support. The supplies included balls, skipping ropes, stickers and calculators. It was our pleasure... Continue reading

Lazy Lizard Travel Leads Trip to Zambia

It is our great delight to publish this article written by our partner, Lazy Lizard Travel.  It was a great joy for Lazy Lizard Travel to once again lead the Ravenscroft trip to Zambia where the students Packed for a Purpose. Thanks to South African Airways’ generous free baggage allowance, we were each able to carry an... Continue reading

PfaP Supplies Enrich Twabuka School

We are first time PfaP participants!  We discovered PfaP on the website of our safari provider, Toka Leya Camp, a Wilderness Safaris property on the Zambezi River near Livingstone, Zambia. Packing for a Purpose seemed like such a great idea that we decided immediately to pack needed supplies for the listed school. The camp provided... Continue reading