The Havannah Resort


The Tanoliu Primary School serves 105 children from the ages of 5 through 12. The Havannah has been working on building two new classrooms for the school, as they currently have only two classrooms and a tin shed for six grades. Most families in Tanoliu are self-sufficient, but cannot afford to purchase schools supplies for their children.

We also run a school scholarship program for the children of Lelepa Island who need assistance affording high school, as this is not financially possible for most families in the area.

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


General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and *Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) *Dictionaries and *Encyclopedias

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

Wall Charts:
(English) *Human Body, *Math, *Science, *World Maps, *Plants, *Animals, and *Solar System

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Fashion Magazines

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles

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

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Kids’ Flip Flops

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Hydrogen Peroxide, Betadine, and Gauze

Office Supplies:
Markers, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers

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.