Cristo Rey Primary School & St. Andrew’s Primary School serves 600 preschool through primary aged students regardless of gender, religion, and race. Both schools are located in Cristo Rey Village and San Ignacio Town.
In addition to basic school supplies, it’s been our goal to award a new or lightly used tablet or laptop to each school’s top graduates to help them in their studies in high school. High school in Belize is not mandatory, like primary school, and tuition is charged, making high school a very costly endeavor for most students and their families.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and *Stickers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Board Books for Pre-School
*Printer Cartridges, Canon #250 & 251, Tablets, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Connect Four, Puzzles, and Scrabble
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Printer Paper and Staplers
Books about Gardening and Gardening Gloves
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.