Tour Company

    Safari Surf School

    Project

    Serapio Lopez Elementary School serves 300 children from ages 5 through 11 years old.

    Fluency in English is a key component to success in finding good employment in Costa Rica. Often, simply having access to reading materials in English can mean the difference in getting a head start on learning English that will help a student later in life. At Safari Surf School, we want to establish libraries of books in English at each of the local schools so that the kids in the community can learn English and succeed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil
    Cases/Bags, and Pens

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

    Wall Charts:
    (English) Language and World Maps

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

    Art Supplies:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of October 20, 2021
    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.