Accommodation

Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

Project

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.

Needs

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 March 24, 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.