Kubu Lodge

Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy items locally instead please contact us at to check with us what is available locally.


Kazungula Children’s Ark Support Group was started in 2005 to establish a safe and loving environment for children in Kazungula Village from ages 2 and a half through 6 years old. Children can come learn, play, and feed in a structured and healthy environment. The children follow a learning program that prepares them for Big School when they turn 7 years old. The children’s health is also monitored and measured at a local clinic. The Support Group also has a small library and Youth Centre for children from ages 7 through 15 years old.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and *Stationery Supplies

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Books for Children and Teens from Ages 2 Through 15

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

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

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

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes for Children Ages 2 through 6, and New Underwear

Bath Towels and Light Blankets

Bowls, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Any Kitchen Cutlery and Crockery

Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Meat, Maize Meal, Mabele, Tinned Foods, Milk Powder, Juice Mix, Bread, and Cereals

Health/Personal Grooming:
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Hair Brushes, Hand Cream, Plastic Gloves, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints

Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 2020

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.