Tour Company

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 December 15, 2017

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.