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    Zambezi Sawmill Community School educates over 700 children ages 7 through 15 years old, many of whom are orphans. The school is located in an extremely disadvantaged area of Livingstone. Without Zambezi Sawmills, most of these children would not have access to an education.

    The local Zambezi Sawmills Community School is close to the hearts of us at Avani Victoria Falls Resort. We support the students’ education in many endeavors, from academic to cultural, entrepreneurial and environmental.

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


    General School Supplies:
    *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Exercise Books, *Pencils, and *Pens

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Avani Victoria Falls Resort

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.