Benguerra Island primary school serves over 400 children from ages 5 through 13 years old.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(Portuguese) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(Portuguese) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
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.