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    Akwaaba Volunteers

    Project

    The Underprivileged Children’s Center (UCC) is a school for underprivileged children, children living on the streets, orphans, and those living in extreme poverty. The school was created to allow those children from a disadvantaged background to have the opportunity to have an education and have the skills they need for a successful life. The school offers children a free education, uniforms, books, transport, and food every day. The school continues to support them throughout their education.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Sewing Needles and Thread

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Plastic Serving Bowls and Spoons, and Plastic Cups and Plates

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 2020

    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.