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    Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally, and we hope you will, then contact us at


    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

    Reference Materials:
    (English or siLozi) Dictionaries

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    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

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 1, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.