Holy Cross Anglican Primary School is located on the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye, Belize and has become a primary initiative for the entire staff as well as friends of the resort. Founded in September 2006, this school educates 440 students from preschool to Standard 6 (8th grade).
The school was founded in 2006 by Francis and Vernon Wilson, from Virginia, USA who were working in Belize City. They saw the incredible need for a new school in San Pedro where the existing schools were full and overcrowded and, unlike many who would have just felt sad about the need, they did something about it. In just five years they took a muddy lagoon and turned it into the school building that is there today.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Wide-Ruled Paper, and AAA and AA Batteries
Acrylic Brushes and Acrylic Paint
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Printer Paper, Scissors, Solar Calculators 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.