Sharing the same square with Roça Sundy Hotel, the Sundy Roça’s School, has 212 children, 87 from ages 2 through 5 years old and 125 from ages 6 through 10 years old who have a huge shortage of school supplies. These supplies make all the difference to a Príncipe’s child and will certainly mark and contribute to their school performance, beyond the smiles of happiness brought about by such gestures.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper and Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers and Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags
(English, Portuguese) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English and Portuguese) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Portuguese) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Portuguese) Age-Appropriate Story Books, and Math
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue and Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, and USB Cables
Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
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.