Xplicaçao de Ari. is an education project that helps benefit children in the neighborhood of Ribeira Bote on the Island of São Vicente. Children only go to school half a day, so they need extra attention to get the education they need. Ribeira Bote is a very difficult neighborhood, with many children dropping out of school because parents can’t afford school supplies.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens
Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Soccer Balls and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.