Yarina Eco Lodge, is member of Yuturi Conservation Group, an organization involved in many rainforest conservation projects that are supported by national and international organizations with the same feelings.
San Carlos is a small, Indian Quichua community, located on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The school serves 95 children from the ages of 5 through 17 years old and is supported by The San Carlos Foundation, the Yarina Ecological Reserve, and the Yuturi Conservation Group.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries and (Spanish Only) Encyclopedias
(Spanish Only) Alphabet, Math, and (English and Spanish) Word
(English and Spanish) Language, Math, (English Only) Science, and World Maps
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, (Spanish Only) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
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.