Fawlty Towers partners with The Happy Africa Foundation, a UK (1123529) and Zambian (ORS/102/53/267) registered charity, which works with community schools in Livingstone serving over 2,550 teaching children from ages 7 through15 years old.
These schools receive little funding from the government and struggle to provide adequate teaching support and the necessary school equipment for the students.
Our partnership with Happy Africa helps to provide additional resources to the local schools as well as helps to promote the Happy Africa’s interactive programs for travelers interested in volunteering in the local communities for either a half-day or a full day.
The Welfare Concern Initiative (ORS / 102 / 53 / 204) runs small-scale, sustainable projects to help sponsor local children to go to school. They currently have two chicken runs with 350 chicks, but are hoping to produce 500 chicks a month to sell to hotels and restaurants in Livingstone. They also generate valuable income from their tailoring project to make children’s school uniforms.
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.