Changa Safari Camp supports the voluntary, Tony Waite Organization operating in Kariba, northern Zimbabwe. Both Changa and Tony Waite, strive to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through educational and nutritional support at Manhanga Primary School. The rural school is in the Chief Musambakaruma area 195km from Kariba Town and reaches out to 232 children aged 4 to 16 years old.
Through tourism and Pack for a Purpose, we aim to improve children’s basic needs and day to day living, and in turn bring hope to the surrounding community and of course its children.
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, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, 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
*Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, Where There Is No Dentist, and Where There Is No Doctor
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Sewing Needles and Thread
Jump ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing, Shoes, and Underwear
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons
Non-Perishable Food Items:
*NAN Milk Formula,* Rice, *Mealie Meal, and *Milk Powder
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
*Beans, *Mealie Meal, *Milk Powder, *Tea, and *Sugar
Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
Antibiotics, Folic Acid, Ibuprofen, and Oral Rehydration Salts
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, Trowel, and Wheel Barrows
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.