Accommodation

Ratua Private Island

Project

One Child One Bag provides book bags with needed school supplies to 1,000 children from the ages of 4 through 12 years old each year all around Vanuatu Schools, especially the remotes ones.

In addition to One Child One Bag, we also built classrooms for 48 students at the Narajawilu Schools, built classrooms and desks in the school of Ariki Island, and repaired the water tank roof as well as implemented a water collection system for the Amapaleo School in Malo.

You can provide needed desks for the children in the school if you would like to by contacting us directly (as these are available locally).

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar
Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English and French) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software and Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
Projects:

Craft Scissors

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 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.