Accommodation

Necker Island

Project #1

Robinson O’ Neal Memorial Primary School was one of the first schools in the area to be built for education purposes only in 1971. The school educates 120 children from ages five through twelve years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Award Stickers, Blank Transparencies, Calculators, Clocks, Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, Folders, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Microscopes, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Sheet Protectors, and Stapler

Reference Materials:
(English) Atlas and Educational DVDs

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors, Erasable Pens, Ink Stamps, Magnets, Laminating Pouches, Plastic Storage Containers, and Poster Boards

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Headphones, Printer Cartridges (HP Officejet 88), and Portable Speakers

Educational Games/Toys:
Board Games (ages 5-12) and Puzzles

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

Project #2

Sunshine Daycare/Pre-school is located in Handsome Bay, Virgin Gorda and is run by Marcia Jessop and a team of loving carers. The nursery, located upstairs accepts children from 3 months and up to enable parents to return to work following the allowed government maternity leave period. The pre-school downstairs is focused on teaching the children the fundamentals to start their education early before heading off to kindergartens and primary schools in the territory.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English)

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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

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, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers

Gardening:
Gardening Gloves and Hand Fork

Project #3

Valley Day school is situated in the middle of the Valley, Virgin Gorda. It was started in the late 70s by the Holders, who had passion to teach young children to read. The school educates children from the ages of 4 through 12 years old and is now run by a mix of like-minded local and expatriate teachers. The teachers focus on educating the youth of the community, focusing on those who need financial assistance or special needs.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Science and World Maps

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Tablets and Working Laptops

Office Supplies:
Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors and Staplers

Gardening:
Spades

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 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.