Royal Zambezi Lodge supports four of the most rural schools, Mugurameno, Kanyangala, Chisakila and Malabanyika Schools, in the area who often get neglected and forgotten about. Together they support 1,400 students from the ages of 5 through 15 years old. We supply them with desks, paint for the buildings, building materials, sports equipment, uniforms, and all the school supplies they need in order to operate.
Royal Zambezi Lodge and the KAI Foundation have partnered to sponsor, fundraise and initiate a plan to build doctors accommodation for the maternity ward. In the past, they have partnered together to build maternity wards. Once fulfilled, this project will assist the Ministry of Health in placing a clinical office/senior medic at the facility that services around 4000 people from the surrounding villages. The lodge regularly supplies the clinic itself and the maternity ward with medications it needs.
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.