Habiba Learning Center is an after-school project serving 37 local children from the ages of 5 through 11 years old. In the broadest sense, it’s aimed at developing their interests in learning. Universal values, awareness of our environment, health and personal development, creativity and as well as basic academic skills.
The HLC project also includes a vocational center for women and teenagers. We would like to create income for the people of the community in order to help them become independent by making homemade hand crafts such as felting, weaving, sewing, as well as learning to become carpenters and farmers.
General School Supplies:
Compasses and Handheld Pencil Sharpeners
Human Body and Math
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, *Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, *Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, and Watercolor Paint Brushes
Educational Software and Working Laptops
Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Markers, Pencils, *Printer Paper, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Serving Spoons
Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.