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Accommodation

Shumba Camp

Project

Jifumpa, Kamakechi, Mapoko, and Kabulwebulwe Primary Schools are located in isolated rural areas in Zambia’s Kafue Region. They service approximately 2000 children from ages 4 through 12 and lack many basic educational resources.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, 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, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and *Working Laptops (i5 Processor or Newer)

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Clothing/Shoes:
*New Girl’s Underwear

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

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

Health/Personal Grooming:
*Reusable Sanitary Pads

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 11, 2019

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.