Santorini Mozambique


The Mucoque Primary School based in Vilanculos town serves 2,244 children from grade 1 through grade 7. The school is built mainly with local materials. Half of the children study outside because there are not enough classes for all of them. The teachers live offsite and need to travel to the school every day.


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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(Portuguese) Human Body and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Portuguese) Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Where There Is No Dentist, and Where There Is No Doctor

Art Supplies:
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, and Sewing Needles

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

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 2020

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.