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Project #1

Ratu Varani Memorial School (The Kadavu Primary School) in Kadavu Koro Village is a primary school located 30 minutes away from Matava Resort which serves 180 children.


General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Watercolor Paints and Brushes

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

Project #2

The Kadavu Nursing Station in Kadavu Koro Village is the primary healthcare center for the village and surrounding areas. It is located 30 minutes away from Matava Resort and serves 400 people. Although it has government support, it runs low on the “daily” disposable medical supplies every month.


General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Band-Aids, Blood Sugar Machines and Testing Strips, and Gauze

Testing Kits:
Pregnancy Testing Kits

Antibiotic Cream, Hydrocortisone Cream, and Magnesium Sulfate Paste

Project #3

Dental hygiene project for Ratu Varani Memorial Primary School in Kadavu Koro village serves 180 children. Matava aims to improve the oral health of the Fijian village communities by promoting oral health to prevent, appropriately treat, monitor and evaluate oral diseases. We have the goal of supplying every school child at Ratu Varani Memorial School with a new toothbrush every term/semester.


Dental Hygiene:
Children’s Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of February 9, 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.