MAD4Kids Pre-School Play Project


‘Play nurtures imagination and gives a child a sense of adventure‘

Most children in the UK are given plenty of opportunity to play with a wide range of toys but in Zambia this is not the case. Currently just 17% of schools have a pre-school class. The Zambian government are working to increase this provision but schools need support to do so.

The Good Samaritan Ministries School in Lusaka that MAD4Kids supports, is now going into the second year with their pre-school class but are poorly under-resourced.

MAD4Kids Pre-School Play Project

In addition to our ongoing appeal for good quality pre-loved children’s shoes we are now launching our Mad4Kids pre-school play project. To  distribute to pre-school groups throughout Zambia.

We are looking for the following specific items . If you are able to donate any that are no longer required by your children/grandchildren we would be delighted to find them a new home in Zambia!


Small toy cars, lorries, diggers, trains etc.

Plastic animals /sea creatures.

Wooden puzzles suitable for under 5s.

Picture books suitable for under 7s.

Games (such as Orchard games) with instructions

Number / Colour games.


Skipping ropes.

Small rubber balls

Construction toys (Lego & Duplo)

If you have any items that you think would be suitable for us from the list above and are able to drop them into our porch at 7 Cyncoed Crescent, Cyncoed, Cardiff. CF23 6SW, we would be really grateful. If this is difficult we can also collect from you. If you would like to be added to our newsletter list and find out more about our work in Zambia please also let us have your name and email address. Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected].

Many thanks from all at MAD4Kids.