Accommodation

VOMO Island Resort

Project

VOMO supports two local villages at the bottom of Yasawa Islands, located just 30 minutes by boat from the resort. Yamata Village is home to 130 adults and 70 children, and Yalobi Village is home to 158 adults and 46 children.

The villages are about an hour and a half away by boat from the mainland with limited modes of transport, which makes it very difficult to get supplies. Items donated will be passed onto the villagers by our team, which will be distributed to the families on the island and to the schools for children to share.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Notebooks, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar
Calculators

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet

Wall Charts:
(English) Math and World Maps

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Guitar and Recorders

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

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

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Linen Sets

Health/Personal Grooming:
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 27, 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.