Lion Camp

    Project #1

    Uyoba Primary School serves 650 children from ages 6 through 14 years old.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    Project #2

    South Luangwa Conservation Society is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to the conservation and preservation of the local wildlife and natural resources in Luangwa, while at the same time ensuring and encouraging community development amongst local populations.

    It was set up in 2003 and relies entirely on donations from members and grant applications. Programs include Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Conservation Education, Human Wildlife Conflict, and Law Enforcement.


    Camping Supplies:
    Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, Small Cooking Pots, and Water Bottles

    Field Devices:
    Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Mobile Phones (Old), and Solar-Powered Working Laptops

    Antiseptic Ointment/Powder and Bandages for Wounds/Plasters

    Vet Supplies for Large Animal Wounds:
    Vet Supplies for Large Animal Wounds

    Bush Hats and Socks

    Project #3

    Chipembele Wildlife Education Center is a fun, interactive, and contemporary learning facility for Zambian children which serves 1,000 children each year and 1,000 more children in the valley are served through their outreach programs. It focuses its programs on wildlife, the environment, and conservation issues.

    This education will help to both protect the wildlife and generate sustainable development for the benefit of the local population for generations to come, through employment in the tourism and wildlife protection organizations established in the South Luangwa Valley.

    Other projects include a pupil sponsorship scheme (in which approximately 100 orphaned or vulnerable children are sponsored each year), the improvement of the school infrastructure, local community initiatives, and fully-accredited wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release programs.


    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, General Stationery, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Mathematics Sets, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Solar-Powered Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Animal Supplies:
    Heartgard Dewormer and Pet Feeding Bottles (All Sizes)

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 2020

    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.