The Zambezi Grande Private Game Experience supports the Mugurameno Primary School which serves 250 children from the ages 5 through 12 years old. Guests have the opportunity to visit the Cultural Village and the school.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(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) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, HIV Health and Your Community, and Where There Is No Dentist
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
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, and Sanitary Napkins
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
The Mugurameno Health Clinic serves all the village residents, dealing with daily health issues and an HIV clinic. The recently opened maternity ward enables the clinic to safely monitor and deliver babies.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Band-Aids, First Aid Kits, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Sanitary Napkins, Scissors, Small Scissors, Thermometers (Digital), Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Tweezers
Pregnancy Testing Kits
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Hats (for Premature Babies), Infant Formula Milk (Seal Intact), *Newborn Clothes, and Weighing Scales
(English) WHO ‘Hospital Care for Children’ Book
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) A Book for Midwives, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, Disabled Village Children, Health Actions for Women, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, Helping Health Workers Learn, HIV Health and Your Community, and Where There Is No Dentist
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels
Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Kerosene Lanterns and Solar Lantern Lights
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.