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    Accommodation

    Flatdogs Camp

    Many of these supplies can also be purchased inexpensively locally, so if you would like to buy local then please contact ian.macallan@projectluangwa.org. In addition Project Luangwa also make washable menstrual hygiene pads (Ufulu) for girls, helping them to stay in school. These can also be purchased locally. Thank you so much for your support.

    Project #1

    Flatdogs Camp is a proud supporter of Project Luangwa, an educational charity that works to increase the standards of education in South Luangwa.

    With the support of the local safari camps, Project Luangwa builds school infrastructure, sinks boreholes for clean drinking water, provides textbooks, supports children through sponsorship, funds tree-planting schemes at schools, and more.

    Project #2

    Chiyembekezo Pre-school was set up entirely by the local people for orphaned and vulnerable children. The founders (Kelvin, Harold, Rachel from Flatdogs and other local businessmen) were concerned by the number of children not attending school. With their own funds they hired a teacher and started a school in a small house. The school has grown enormously, now providing for 50 children from the ages of 4 through 6 years old. Flatdogs provides monetary funds to pay the teacher’s salary, buy uniforms for the children, and help with any other needs.

    Flatdogs’ guests have assisted with the building of a church hall that the kids now learn and play in. The school is now looking for its own premises, which our guests and our Directors, are personally contributing towards.

    Project #3

    Conservation South Luangwa is a registered charity which supports and trains local village scouts to conduct snare patrols, anti-poaching patrols and respond to reports of illegal activity both inside and outside the National Park. Since they first started their conservation work in the Luangwa valley, the CSL team has grown to 66 trained scouts, 5 detection dogs, a pilot, a full time vet and 11 support staff. They work in conjunction with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife to reduce wildlife poaching and poisoning in the South Luangwa, the trafficking of animals and also in wildlife rescue.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 23, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.