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    Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel


    The Bonguile project supports preschools in Vilankulo, in particular Quinto Congresso, a community-run preschool just 6 kilometers away from the hotel that offers “learn-through-play” lessons to around 70 three to five year olds. The Mozambican government provides education starting with Primary school. It does not offer any funding for preschools.

    We make it a priority to keep community preschools going because we believe in early childhood development. Children at this age are in a critical phase for cognitive, physical and psycho-social development that has repercussions for an individual even into adulthood. It is our pleasure to link the children of Quinto Congresso and other preschools with support and visitors from around the world.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (Portuguese) *Hard Cover Age-Appropriate Story Books and Picture Books (with lots of pictures and few words),and Math

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

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

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 2, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

    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.