Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel


The School of the 5th Congress serves around 70 children from ages 3 to 5 years old. The children are from very poor families in the 5th Congress neighborhood which is located 6 km from the hotel.

While the government of Mozambique has recognized the importance of early childhood development, the ability to finance is very limited due to still prevailing budget constraints. Instead, the Government relies on partners from civil society and private sector to fill the gap.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, and Crayons

Reference Materials:
(Portuguese) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(Portuguese) Alphabet and Math

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

Text/Reading Books:
(Portuguese) Age-Appropriate Story Books, and Math

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of January 15, 2019

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.