Mkasanga School

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Remote Africa Safaris is actively involved, through the Tafika Fund, in sustainably uplifting the surrounding community. Over the years a number of long-term initiatives have been successfully implemented and maintained.

Donations to the Tafika Fund, from generous guests and tour operators are used to assist the (government run) Mkasanga School in a number of ways.

From ongoing building renovation, to the purchase and supply of stationery, textbooks and over 2500 library books, desks, school supplies, additional educational material and the payment of teachers' salaries, the Tafika Fund makes a significant difference to present lives and future aspirations of Mkasanga scholars.

For additional information about the Mkasanga School email tafika@remoteafrica.com.

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Scholarship Programme

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Remote Africa Safaris is actively involved, through the Tafika Fund, in sustainably uplifting the surrounding community.

Donations, to the Tafika Fund, from generous guests and tour operators are used to fund full educational scholarships to some of the top Mkasanga graduates each year. Presently six new students are afforded scholarships a year and a new skills programme, to support post school training, ensures that these students continue learning even after they leave.

Presently 24 students are assisted by the scholarship programme and, thanks to individual sponsors, the number of scholarships continues to grow.

For additional information about the scholarship programme email tafika@remoteafrica.com.

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Outpatient Clinic

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Remote Africa Safaris is actively involved, through the Tafika Fund, in sustainably uplifting the surrounding community. Over the years a number of long-term initiatives have been successfully implemented and maintained.

Donations, to the Tafika Fund, from generous guests and tour operators were used to fund the building of an outpatient clinic in Mkasanga, which acts as a first aid centre for the 2000 residents of Mkasanga.

There are long term plans to extend the clinic, which officially opened its doors in March 2006, to include an inpatient and maternity wing.

For additional information about the outpatient clinic email tafika@remoteafrica.com.

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Pack For A Purpose

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Guests wishing to give a little more to the Mkasanga School can add the following rewarding items to their safari luggage:
  • Deflated footballs/netballs
  • Educational posters and maps for classroom walls
  • Rain and temperature gauges for recording the weather
  • Skipping ropes / tennis balls / volleyball nets
  • Dice and blocks to use in mathematics classes
  • Coloured pens, pencils and crayons
  • Medical supplies: ointments, eye drops, antibiotics, bandages, plasters etc.

For more information about this great programme visit the Pack for a Purpose website:

http://www.packforapurpose.org/docs/countries/zambia/tafika-camp.shtml.

http://www.packforapurpose.org/docs/countries/zambia/mwaleshi-camp.shtml

http://www.packforapurpose.org/docs/countries/zambia/chikoko-trails-camps.shtml