Chongwe River Camp


Chitende High School was established in January 2004 to serve a population of more than 6,000 pupils from seven schools in our area on the Lower Zambezi (namely Gota Gota, Malabanyika, Chisakila, Kabwandu, Chiawa, Mugurameno, and Kanyangala Basic Schools). The school caters to 230 boys and girls with 196 in boarding coming from various villages.

Because of a lack of space, the school has to turn away over 90 students each year who qualify for high school because of a shortage of classroom space. These are students with excellent grades, students who should have the right to more than just basic education, and students who want to enter high school.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, and Glue Sticks

Reference Materials:
(English) Encyclopedias

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

Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Solar-Powered Working

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Music Instruments:
Maracas, Recorders, and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of December 15, 2017

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.