Majimoto Open Academy is a preschool that serves 40 children from ages 5 through 6 years old. The school also has a course, between October and December, for students from 13 through 16, where they teach English. During this time, the school has 150 to 200 students.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, and Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones, and other small instruments
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
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.