Lilayi Lodge

Project #1

The Elephant Orphanage Project offers sanctuary for defenseless, abandoned elephant calves, often the tragic victims of poaching and human conflict.

Under the age of two, young elephants are incredibly vulnerable and dependent. Many do not survive without intricate care and nutrient-rich milk from their mothers.

At the Lilayi Elephant Nursery, these fragile elephants are cared for around the clock (A milk-dependent orphan requires special milk formula every three hours!).


General Medical:
First Aid Kits, Gauze, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Stethoscope, and Thermometer (Digital)

Acupuncture Needles (0.35x40mm), Chlorohexadine Scrub, Cotton Wool, Crepe Bandages, Hypodermic Needles (18G and 21G), Surgical Gloves, Swabs, and Vet-Wrap/Co-Flex Bandages

Cal-Mag Supplements, Medi-Honey/Manuka Honey, Vitamin C (Non-Chewable), and Wound Sprays

Office Supplies:
Calculators, Laminating Pouches, Markers, Notebooks, Paper, Pencils, Pens, Plastic Sleeves, Rechargeable Batteries (AA and AAA), Scissors, Solar Lighting, and Staplers

Animal Supplies:
2L Calf Drinking Bottles (With Spare Teates)

Project #2

Alongside the Elephant Orphanage Project, Game Rangers International also currently supports environmental education in thirty remote, rural schools and ten Lusaka-based schools reaching over 7,000 children through the Muzovu Awareness Project. (“Muzovu” means “elephant” in the local Ilya dialect.)

GRI works in partnership with the Wildlife & Environment Conservation Society of Zambia and ZAWA to raise, promote, and support conservation awareness and environmental education through teacher workshops, environmental lessons and activities, and through the distribution of much needed educational resources.

In 2014, the Muzovu Awareness Project is expanding to provide educational outreach to schools in Northern KNP as well as the Lusaka district, which will utilize the orphaned elephants at EOP Lilayi Elephant Nursery to inspire and engage young minds into conservation and environmental awareness.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Wall Charts:
Science and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
General Science

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer HardwareSoftware:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Old Smart Phones, Printer Cartridges for HP Deskjet 122: CH561HE and CH562HE, Printer Cartridges for HP Deskjet 122: CH561HE and CH562HE, Printer Cartridges for Epson Stylus SX430: T1281 Black and T1285 Multipack, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Working Laptops, and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Natural Science/Environment-Based Games/Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 9, 2018

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.