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Etnica

Project #1

EcoreEvolución is a local non-profit dedicated to integral development, education, and permaculture. They benefit children from ages of 4 through 16 years old in preschool and primary school. Currently they are building a preschool at Xenimajuyu village using eco-bricks with recycled bottles and garbage collected in the area. They work hand in hand with the school, community leaders, and volunteers. EcoreEvolución also organizes education workshops, medical assistance and teach permaculture to the children of the school and to other villagers.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
*Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Markers, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper

Educational Games/Toys:
*Bananagrams, *Connect Four, *Scrabble, and *Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Clothing Catalogs, *Craft Glue, *Craft Scissors, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, *Sewing Needles, *Thread, *Watercolor Brushes and Paints, *Wire Cutters, and *Wool

Project #2

Located in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Caldo de Piedra is an institution whose purpose is to provide access to a community library for children. Unfortunately in Guatemala, the percentage of children who have access to public education or are able to finish school is very low, as is the percentage of children who are able to learn how to read. The impact Caldo de Piedra has had since it started functioning has been very positive. It encourages the habit of reading not only for children but for their parents too. It also provides help in doing homework, studying and organizing, music and art workshops, and English lessons.

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

Needs

Books:
*Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), *Arts and Recreation, *Children’s Storybooks, *Early Childhood Development, *General Works, *Computer Science and Information, *History and Geography, *Language, *’Learning-to-Read’ Books, *Literature, *Parenting, *Philosophy and Psychology, *Religion, *Social Sciences, *Science, *Technology, *Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, *Young Readers Fiction, and *Teenage Fiction

Reference Materials:
Current Atlases, *Current Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Thesaurus

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English and Spanish) Where There Is No Doctor, Helping Health Workers Learn, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety (Only Available in English), Health Actions for Women (Only Available in English), Where Women Have No Doctor, A Book for Midwives, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities, Community Guide to Environmental Health, and HIV Health and Your Community (Only Available in English)

Library Supplies:
Book Pockets for Date Issued Cards (can be bought professionally made up), Date Issued Cards (can be bought professionally made up), Erasers, Labels, Plastic Covers for Books, Ruler, Scissors, and Strong Paper/Cardboard Glue

Computer Hardware/Software:
E-Readers, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of June 19, 2018

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.

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.