Accommodation

Avila Beach Hotel

Project #1

The Oranje School in Curacao is an elementary and middle school for children ages 4 through 12 years old. The school is located in the Nieuw Nederland neighborhood. The Avila Beach Hotel helps the school by organizing projects and donating school hardware, school supplies and treats on holidays or special occasions.

Almost all of the school’s staff members donate a small amount of their salary monthly, and the Avila Beach Hotel doubles this amount. They use this to purchase school supplies and make big investments that contribute to the improvement of the school’s facilities. The Avila Beach Hotel aims to help the children feel comfortable and provide an optimal learning environment for all 150 students.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Magnets

Reference Materials:
(English, Spanish, and Dutch) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English, Spanish, and Dutch) Alphabet and Math

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English, Spanish, and Dutch) Age-Appropriate Story Books and AVI books for young children

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, Stickers, Aprons, and and Place Mats

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, The Ludo game (Mens-erger-je-niet), and Twister

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
Kids’ clothing for children ages 4 through 6 years old

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Project #2

The Schotborgh School is a community school serving 200 students from 4 through 13 years old. The Schotborgh School is in a disadvantaged neighborhood. As a school they try to make the day as educational and pleasant as possible for them. The school also tries to stimulate their social talents.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Alphabet, Animals, Fruits, Math, Sports, and Word

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English, Dutch, Papiamentu and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English and Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Server for the Computer lab, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, Volley Nets, Volleyballs, and Whistles

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

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

Kitchen:
Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups and Plates, and Serving Spoons

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of December 9, 2018

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.