The Gregorio Torres Quintero Primary School serves about 100 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators
(Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Spanish) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
The medical clinic in the village Juluchuca provides medical assistance for about 1,500 citizens from Juluchuca and surrounding villages. It deals with about 30 patients a day. The most common issues dealt with are colds, flues, diarrhea, dermatitis, family planning/birth control, vaccines, checking the weight and length of new born babies, and also minor injuries. The local doctor and patients would benefit and appreciate very much if visiting guests could help by supplying the needs from the list below.
Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Examination Gloves, Manual Resuscitator (Both Child and Adult Size), Pen-Torches/Flashlights, Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Tweezers, and Urine Dipsticks
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.