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Rough Tours Morocco Company

Project

Friends of Nomads was established out of a heightened awareness of the serious risk that illiteracy poses among the children of nomad families, and a sense of social responsibility to make a difference and improve the lives of children. Friends of Nomads are individuals who are engaged in investing in children’s futures and believe a child should have access to the basic right to an education.

Without support and assistance, the children of the Nomads, as a result of their traditional lifestyle, are at risk of growing into adulthood without the benefit of a basic education and life skills. Basic primary education is the focus of this project. The ability to read and write will have life changing impact on each child’s future life.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

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

Wall Charts:
(English, French, and Spanish) Language and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English, French, and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Buttons and Craft Glue

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets and Recorders

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing (Especially warm winter clothes and outerwear), and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, and Pens

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 25, 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.