Shantumbu school, founded in 1959, serves over 2600 children aged five to eighteen years. The school is in the Shantumbu ward in Kafue district. The school has a total of 24 primary and secondary school teachers.
The school doesn’t have a proper infrastructure for pupils or enough desks to cater for the increasing population. Most infrastructure is for the primary school students. The secondary school only has two classroom blocks which are not enough to cater for all the pupils. The school has no laboratories for subjects such as computer science and math.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health and HIV Health and Your Community
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Chess Sets and Puzzles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer and Whistles
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
GRI Wildlife Rescue Program works with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Veterinary Unit to support welfare provisions for around 2000 members of Zambia’s wildlife. The program’s primary project is the Elephant Orphanage, with an Elephant Nursery in Lusaka and a Release Facility in Kafue National Park. GRI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to raise conservation awareness and support sustainable livelihoods in communities contiguous to Zambia’s Protected Areas.
Alcohol Swabs, Band-Aids, Blood Sample Tubes, Digital Thermometers, Disinfectant – F10 Supplies, First Aid Kits, Green Clay, Hot Water Bottles, Manuka Medicinal Honey, Pure Essential Oils for Zoopharmacognosy (See “Buy Local” Box at Top of Page), Red and Purple Tops, *Sanitary Bags, Syringes, Toothbrushes, and Vet Wrap Bandaging
Dressings and Surgical Gloves
AA batteries, *Ballpoint Pens, Calculators, *Chalk, Hard Drives, *Headlamps, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Sleeves, *Power Banks, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, SD Cards, Serving Spoons, Solar Calculators, Staplers, Sanitary Pads, and *Water Bottles
Blankets and Water Bottles
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.