Casitas Tenorio has been involved in volunteering at and seeking supplies for many local primary schools, the high school, an English language school and also a school in a nearby Indigenous community. The project benefits local schoolchildren and their families.
English is very important in our area and for the future of our community. There are limited resources here and any stationery and learning supplies will be greatly appreciated by all.
The schools have dining and outdoor areas and the children enjoy sports, so any additional supplies would be great. You can even come and visit the schools during your stay if you’d like. The area is rural and poverty is high.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) *Alphabet and *Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) *Language and *World Maps
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books and *Language/Grammar
Acrylic Brushes and Paints and Craft Scissors
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Scrabble
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
*Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators
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.