October 2013 – The River Club in Livingstone, Zambia, in partnership with the CEO Group, has connected the Simonga Health Post to an important water source which delivers 50 000 litres of clean water to the 4 000 inhabitants of the nearby Simonga Village on a daily basis.
“As a vital source of life, we are extremely proud to have partnered with Allan Dick from the CEO Group in the USA to ensure that the clinic received this much-needed access to clean water. Over the years, we have raised USD30 000 for the recently completed building of the Health Post and also donated various medical equipment from Belron in South Africa to assist the clinic with better service. We will continue to work with our partners and past guests to implement various sustainable projects as part of our ongoing social development in the area”, said The River Club’s owner, Peter Jones.
In addition to the above, Gordon Sondland of the Sondland–Durant Foundation, who travelled with the CEO Group to see the Simonga Village empowerment projects in action, agreed to provide breakfast daily to the 403 pupils at the Simonga Basic School for the foreseeable future. The River Club will use the funds sent each month to buy the food which will be prepared by the PTA (Parent/Teachers Association) for the young learners.
The River Club is also set to deliver 100 “study lamps” to the two senior classes at Simonga Basic School to ensure that the children are able to complete their homework after sunset. The lamps were kindly donated by previous lodge guests, Geoff and Bonnie Morgan from Australia.
Situated just 18 km upstream from Victoria Falls, The River Club is the perfect base from which to explore myriad adventures, in addition to these local village visits – from tours of Livingstone Town and the Zambian side of the Falls, to tiger fishing (catch-and-release) and game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The River Club also recently opened the new Princess Royal Suite, offering the perfect experience for a small family or group of six friends looking for exceptional food and hospitality on the banks of the Zambezi.
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