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    Accommodation

    Matachica Resort

    Project

    Holy Cross Anglican School reopened its doors on May 10th, 2022, with a core mission of providing the highest quality primary education to kids in Ambergris Caye. Founded in September 2006, Holy Cross now educates over 400 students from pre-school to standard 6, all living in nearby areas.

    Our philosophy at Matachica includes giving back to our community, and one of our most recent projects included the sponsorship of over 80 yearly fees for students attending this beautiful community school.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue and Scissors, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Paint Brushes

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Scrabble

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Soccer Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 27, 2022
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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.