Accommodation

Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge

Project #1

Our Eco Lodge aims to provide books, and other education materials to our nearby government schools, The Grand Fond Preschool and Primary School, and the less fortunate children in our local community. These schools serve around 150 children.

The headteacher of the school has come up with an ingenious educational way of distributing the Pack for a Purpose donations. All donations are given a points value; and children earn points based on work and behavior. They can choose to use their points immediately for low value items, or save for higher value goods. This teaches them how to budget and save, as well as learning to appreciate your generous donations

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, *Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Glue Sticks, Markers, *Masking Tape, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, *Scotch Tape, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English, in French, and Creole) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English, in French, and Creole) Alphabet and Math

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

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Language/Grammar, Math, and *Readers for Boys

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
*Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
*Chess Sets, *Puzzle Books, *Puzzles,*Scrabble, and *Word Search

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, and *any First Aid Kit Items

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

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels

Project #2

Our Eco Lodge also supports the Castle Bruce Secondary School which is the nearest secondary school for children graduating from our local village Grand Fond School. It is located on the south east region of the island. The school serves 500 children from ages 11 through 16 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English, French) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English, French) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets

Music Instruments:
Recorders and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

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

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

Gardening:
Books about Gardening and Gardening Gloves

Project #3

Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge supports the Grand Fond Village school library and aims to provide as many books as possible, both for the children and the adults in the village.

Needs

General School Supplies:
(English and French) Adults’ and Children’s Books

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 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.