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    Umaya Resort and Adventures


    Santa Teresa R.C. Primary School stands as a beacon of hope for the 80 close-knit families living in the rural village of Santa Teresa. The preschool and primary school serves over 50 children from ages 3 to 13. Located approximately 50 miles from Punta Gorda Town in Southern Belize, this community of around 500 people who carry the rich heritage of the Maya descent with pride.

    The hardworking inhabitants face challenges in meeting the basic needs of their children. Every day, the students walk to school, a daily journey on foot that symbolizes the community’s commitment to education. However, in the face of their determined efforts, the students are encountering difficulties in numeracy and literacy.

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


    General School Supplies:
    *Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Markers, *Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Language, Math

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, *Language/Grammar Books, *Math Books

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Laptops

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Baseball Gear, Inflation Pumps, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Whistles

    *New or Gently Used Childrens Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, First-Aid Kit, Sanitary Napkins

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Umaya Resort and 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.