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    Going Coastal Adventures

    Project

    St Margaret Mary R.C Primary School in Belize currently has over 395 students of which 150 come from impoverished homes. The increasing cost of basic goods in Belize and the low income in many households has put a strain on the feeding program reducing its participants to only 60 students, impacting the educational and economic development of the children in the community.

    Going Coastal Adventures and Coastal Manatee Conservation Group have proposed to build a Greenhouse in St Margaret Mary’s compound that will not only sustain the current Feeding Program but will also increase the number of participants and facilitate science extracurricular activities for the primary school. Targeting sustainable and inclusive conservation initiatives in Belize, Going Coastal aims to help as many children as possible in the surrounding communities by providing school supplies for the year and more.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    *Dictionaries

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

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, *Exercise Books

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Jump Ropes

    Clothing/Shoes:
    *New or Gently Used Childrens Clothing and Shoes

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

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Going Coastal Adventures

    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.