The Barefoot Collection

Project #1

The Namara Village School & Kindergarten was founded in 1980. The school serves 85 children from ages 3 through 13 years old. There are four classrooms and four teachers teaching eight classes, as two grades are taught together in each room. Once the children finish their years at the primary school the majority then attend boarding school on the main island of Vitu Levu for their high school education.

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


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Language/Grammar, and Math

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

Educational Games/Toys:

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

Bowls, *Plastic Serving Cups, *Plastic Serving Plates, *Reusable Plastic Water Bottles, *Utensils

Project #2

The Muaira Village Library was established 7 months ago and runs from the primary school in Muaira Village. The primary school serves 77 children from the ages of 3 through 14 years old. The Muaira Village Library provides literature and academic support material for the inhabitants of Kese (251 people) and Muaira (165 people).


General School Supplies:
Book Bags

Reference Materials:
(English) Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:

Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Project #3

The Kese Health Centre was established in 1970 and supports five settlements, three schools and five villages. It is staffed by one nurse and helps roughly 500 children and 315 pregnant women each year. Much of the support provided is for maternal, infant care and community health. The centre has two beds and also assists with common injuries like cuts and lacerations.


General Medical:
Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), *Condoms, Gauze, and Scissors

*Crepe Bandages, *Dressings, Surgical Gloves, and Swabs

Antibacterial Ointment, Anti-Diarrhea Medication, Antifungal Cream, Aspirin, Cough Treatments, Folic Acid, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Oral Rehydration Salts, Paracetamol, and Vitamins

Specifically for Children:
Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set)

Bed Linens

Support Equipment:
Solar Lantern Lights

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 26, 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.