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World Unite!

Every traveler, not only participants of World Unite!, can deliver requested supplies for the project(s) on this page. You can either visit the project and deliver the requested supplies in person, or you can meet the World Unite! coordinator in town who is happy to deliver your supplies to the project. In both cases, please contact us by email (info@world-unite.de) at least 3 days in advance to arrange a visiting/meeting time and place.

Project #1

This small community school serves approximately 40 children of the families in the slum of Nerul in Navi Mumbai. English, math, arts, and IT are all taught in the afternoons and weekends. The slum of Nerul is relatively small, but the conditions are very bad (even compared to other slums). In Nerul, there is a quarry where laborers work as stone knockers. Around the quarry, there are approximately 350 families in very primitive dwellings, which are usually built only from plastic sheets, planks, and corrugated iron all set on a steep slope.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and Wire Cutters

Music Instruments:
Recorders and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Cricket, and Field Hockey Equipment

Project #2

Palms Care orphanage is in Kopar Khairane in the slum of Nerul in Navi Mumbai. Currently they provide loving shelter for 6 boys from ages 5 through 7 years old. The orphanage has the capacity to care for up to 14 children.

Needs

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soaps, Multivitamin Supplements, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Medications:
Antibiotics and Vitamins

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 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.