Accommodation

Azura

Project

Benguerra Island primary school serves over 400 children from ages 5 through 13 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(Portuguese) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(Portuguese) Alphabet

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

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.