Since starting this project we have been humbled by the generosity and support of our guests. We have great ambitions for the project over the long-term and cannot achieve this alone.
You can help by visiting the community/school as part of your stay in Victoria Falls – or mention it to friends or family who may be in the area. If you have any spare space in your bag then consider bringing out some useful supplies. We are now teaching computers at the school, so if you have an old laptop lying around (or perhaps a friend or neighbour may have one) please consider donating it to the school as it will make a huge difference to the kids.
In terms of general provisions, the teachers are always in need of the following supplies:
Stick stuff (this is like blu tack in the UK – for sticking posters, drawings etc to the wall)
Non-toxic paints (green, yellow, blue, red)
Animal/bird pictures (printed photos to hang on walls)
Plastic covers (waste plastic collected from town is currently being used to cover books)
Should you wish to make a monetary donation we pledge that 100% will be spent on the project – there are no deductions for administration or overhead costs.
Donations from the USA
Online donations can be made in the US through Generosity in Action, and are fully tax deductable. Generosity in Action is a designated fund at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation -a qualified US 501(c)(3) public Charity. Learn more about Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.
Click here to make an online donation.
Once at Generosity in Action Donate page click on the Ngoko Village Project button. Note: there is a 3% transaction fee to cover credit card fees, bank fees, and other processing costs.
A check can be made out to “Philanthropic Ventures Foundation” and note on the “memo” line on the check – “Ngoko Village”. Checks should be sent to Generosity in Action c/o Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, 1222 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612-1201.
Donations from the United Kingdom
Online donations can be made in the UK through MyDonate:
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.
Thank you for your support!