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African Bushcamps Foundation


We began operating in 2006 with the vision of creating opportunities that empower rural communities located in vulnerable wildlife areas in Zimbabwe, Botswana & Zambia. The Foundation’s mission is to partner with these communities to improve their quality of life and achieve long-term conservation through programs focusing on education, conservation, community infrastructure and community empowerment.

Targets for 67give

US$24,700 (R331 874) = Construction of the 2-classroom block.

No classroom blocks have been built since the school opened in 2012. The school needs four school blocks to cater for ECD (Early Childhood Development) A-Grade 1. They are currently using grass thatched sheds as classroom blocks. The school has building materials on the ground; roofing sheets, trusses ridges, dump coarse, brick force, window frames, doors frames, doors, locks & nails. The material is adequate for two classroom blocks with closets.

US$5,280 (R70 943) = Purchase of Classroom furniture for pupils.

The school has sixty 3 seater desks which accommodate only 180 pupils, the other 154 sit on the ground and write on floor surfaces or flat stones. There is need for more furniture. There is no furniture for the teachers. The school needs about 8 chairs and 8 tables for the teachers.

US$4,800 (R64 494) = Purchase of School Textbooks for 334 students.

The ratio of pupils to textbooks is 1:10, which hinders the pass rate. There is a need to purchase textbooks for the whole school, which are aligned with the recently updated curriculum in Zimbabwe.

Total estimated costs for upgrading Mangwara Primary School =US$35 320 (R467 311)

Total target: US$35 320 (R467 311)