Accommodation

    Azura

    Project

    Benguerra Island primary school serves over 400 children from ages 5 through 13 years old.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (Portuguese) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (Portuguese) Alphabet

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

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

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

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

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 16, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.