Nakawa Community Academy is located approximately 70kms from Livingstone, set up by a couple from the same village. Nakawa provides meals and education for 110 children – and growing! The Academy also provides mentorship to children for further education, scholarship opportunities for volunteer teachers and vocational training to adults within the community. As a sustainable food initiative, the couple have created a large vegetable garden, a tree nursery, a fruit orchard to feed the schoolchildren. The Arts & Crafts Centre and a small shop help finance the various initiatives. Visitors may opt to visit Nakawa Community Academy as a guest of Chundukwa River Lodge and donate directly to the school.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters
Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowels
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Plastic Gloves, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.