Since 2008 the OSCAR Project has demonstrated the many uses of locally available Bambusa Vulgaris and Vulgaris Vitatta trees. Crutches have been made and donated to Kasama General Hospital and the Zambian Italian Orthopedic Hospital in Lusaka. Many household items, toys and small furniture have been produced, and local people are trained in making these.
With help from various Government departments and funding agencies, Project OSCAR has promoted this project at the National Agricultural and Commercial Show (2008 and 2009) in Lusaka, at the Kasama Show (2009 and 2010) and the District Agricultural Show in 2010. Supporting bodies were the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare Head Office Lusaka, the Netherlands Development Organization SNV, the Provincial Forestry Department, the Ministry of Tourism Environment and Natural Resources (MTENR) and the Jesse Foundation of Kasama.