Accommodation

LUX* Le Morne

Project

The Joie de Vivre primary school serves children coming from neighboring villages by offering courses ranging from alphabetization to preparation for CPE Exams. The main activities are arts and crafts, sewing, pastry making, sports, gardening, plumbing, and industrial drawings.

The courses prepare the children for further studies or for entering an active/work life. The objective is to take care of children who were wandering around the village, to give them basic education, to keep them far from the dangers of life in the streets, and to help them become responsible adults.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil
Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English and French) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English and French) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English and French) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English and French) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Scrabble

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

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.