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).
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar
(English and French) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English and French) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English and French) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and French) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar
Educational Software and Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Frisbees, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
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.