Accommodation

    Caves Branch Adventure Company & Jungle Lodge

    Project

    The Armenia Government School- serves 200 students from ages 6 through 14 years old. This village is one of Belize’s poor communities with many of the villagers identified as low income homes. A portion of the villagers are indigenous or Maya origin and with little or no income or support. The school is poor by city standards with little or no outside assistance. Many teachers take out of their own pockets to supply their students and class room with basic tools such as markers, erasers, pens, pencils, paper, etc.

    The supplies we receive are accepted with grateful hearts by the teachers and students.
    Books, writing materials, crayons and other “normal” school supplies are hard to come by. Donations made by our guests are collected and donated in a quiet but celebrated fashion to the school each season and if possible twice annually- one in the spring and one just after school opens in September. Your donations matter and they count!

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Math

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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, and Craft Scissors

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers, Printer Cartridges, To Match the Printer, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets and Puzzles

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Band-Aids and Plastic Gloves

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 23, 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.