Accommodation

    Mkulumadzi Lodge

    Project

    We support a number of community-run schools around Majete Game Reserve in southern Malawi for 1,000 children ages 8 through 13. We set up the project to help the impoverished local schools develop their facilities and resources over time through tourism. Guests at Mkulumadzi Lodge can visit the school with one of our guides to see where their donation of resources is being used and to meet the children and teachers.

    Needs

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

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

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

    Laminated 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:
    Sewing Needles and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Netball/Basketballs and Soccer Balls

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

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Office Supplies:
    Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 23, 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.