Holy Cross Anglican Primary School is located on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, in the San Mateo neighborhood, one of the poorest neighborhoods in all of Belize. Founded in September 2006, our school educates over 450 students from preschool to Standard 6 (8th grade).
Holy Cross has a computer lab, library, and literacy program to help enrich the student’s education, as well as to provide excellent resources for the teachers.
Holy Cross also offers a nutritious lunch program, a dental care facility, and volunteer doctors. Many of the students that attend Holy Cross come from the poorest families in our community, and cannot afford the extra cost of supplies.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, *College-Ruled Paper, *Composition Books Glue Sticks, Laminating Sheets, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, *Permanent Markers, *Pocket Folders, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and *Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
Buttons, Craft Scissors, and Sewing Needles
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Working Laptops
Inflation Pumps and Netball/Basketballs
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
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.