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The Hide Safari Camp

Project #1

The Hide Community Trust supports Chezhou Primary School, which is located on the outskirts of Hwange National Park and serves 305 children ages 4 through 13 years old. The school is trying hard to keep itself afloat but struggling due to the many difficulties they are faced with. We hope to support them through tourism to help alleviate and uplift them from their difficulties and to ensure these children receive a better education. We would be grateful for any support given.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Earring Hooks

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

Office Supplies:
Markers and Printer Paper

Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Books about Gardening

Project #2

The Hide Safaris has set up and built a library in the rural and remote communal land of Chezhou, which is based just on the outskirts of Hwange National Park.
We hope to stock this library full with educational books so that whoever wants to further their education can.

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


Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), Arts and Recreation, Children’s Storybooks, Computer Science and Information, Early Childhood Development, General Works, and ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books

Reference Materials:
(Current) Atlases and Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Thesaurus

*Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) A Book for Midwives, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, Health Actions for Women, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, Helping Health Workers Learn, HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English), Where There Is No Dentist, Where There Is No Doctor, and Where Women Have No Doctor

Library Supplies:
Ballpoint Pens, Book Pockets for Date Issued Cards, Date Issued Cards, and Due Date Slips (to remind readers when to return books). All these cards can be bought ready to use. Date Stamp and Inkpad, Erasers, Plastic Covers for Books, Retractable Pencils, Ruler, Scissors, and Strong Paper/Cardboard Glue

Computer Hardware/Software:
E-Readers, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and *Working Laptops

Project #3

The Women of Joy is a Shantani Women’s group comprised of single or widowed mothers/women. They have come together to learn new skills, such as farming, craft making, accounting, or other income generating initiatives so that they are better equipped to look after their families.


Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue and Scissors, Crochet and Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting and Sewing Needles, Sewing Patterns and Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers

Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 13, 2020

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.