Accommodation

Bluefields Bay Villas

Project

Bluefields Bay Basic School is a preschool which serves 45 children from ages 3 through 6 years old in a quiet farming and fishing community on Jamaica’s South Coast.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags and Handheld Pencil Sharpeners

Laminated Wall Charts:
Bodies of Water, Human Body, Members of Family, Science, and Types of Transportation

Text/Reading Books:
Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Craft Glue, Large Beads for Stringing, and String

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printer Cartridges (662 XL tri-color & negra black HP deskjet ink advantage), Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables

Educational Games/Toys:
Interactive CDs (such as Leapfrog), Large Ethnic Dolls, and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Whistles

Office Supplies:
Printer Paper

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of December 14, 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.