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.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, *College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
*Castanets, *Cymbals, *Guiros, *Harmonicas/Kazoos, *Maracas, *Recorders, *Tambourines, *Triangles, and *Xylophones
*Frisbees, *Inflation Pumps, *Jump Ropes, *Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, *Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, *Tennis Balls, and *Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
Markers, *Pencils, *Pens, *Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Plastic Gloves, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
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.
Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Cannulas, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Fetal Doppler, Laryngoscope, Oxygen Concentrator, Pediatric Laryngoscope, and Stethoscope
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Surgical Gloves, and Swabs
5 and 10 ml Syringes
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Albuterol Inhalers, Antibacterial Ointment, Antibiotics, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, *Aspirin, *Aspirin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Malaria Treatment (Coartem), Metronidazole (Flagyl), Oral Rehydration Salts, and *Paracetamol
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Cloth Diapers and Clips, Hats (for Premature Babies), Infant Formula Milk (Seal intact), Neonatal O2 Sat Probes, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes, Umbilical Cord Clips, and Weighing Scales
(English) Oxford Handbook of Medicine, Medical Dictionary, and WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Health Workers Learn, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Health Actions for Women (Only Available in English), A Book for Midwives, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, and HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English)
Pencils and Pens
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.