Accommodation

Casa Lena

Project

Educación Especial de Curahuasi has 35 pupils enrolled from ages 4 through 24 years old with a whole array of disabilities (visual, motor and mental disabilities). The school has limited resources and staff. Volunteers help out on a daily basis. Oye LENA works with the school to provide support for the children in a variety of ways.

Needs

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Printer Paper and Scissors

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.