Lifasi Trust School started in August 2021 with 250 children learning in nursery class/preschool under a tree. It now provides primary education for all children in the area. This project is 250km northwest of Livingstone in Mulobezi District in Lingulyangulya village, which is not connected to the power grid.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Pens
(English or siLozi) Dictionaries
Alphabet, Math, and (English or siLozi) Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and (English or siLozi) World Maps
Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
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.