Accommodation

    Brisa Oceano Resort

    Project

    United Community Primary School serves students ages 4 through 11 years old and is located in the village of San Roman in Belize. Two communities utilize this school, San Roman and Santa Rosa. The school has 240 students and the children come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Spanish) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English and Spanish) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

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

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Community Guide to Environmental Health, HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in
    English)

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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Cleats, Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Soccer Nets, Soccer Shoes, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Multivitamin Tablets, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 21, 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.