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PTP Mundo Maya

Many of the items on the needs list can be purchased locally. Currently, the children are in urgent need of desks as the ones they are currently using are in bad condition. The children also need gumboots as many children have to walk long distances in the mud to get to school. If you are interested in purchasing desks or gumboots locally, please contact comercial@ptpmundomaya.com and they will help you make the appropriate arrangements.

Project

Start with a Smile project provides support to the primary school Las Delicias, located in the town of Taxisco, department of Santa Rosa, 90 kilometres away from Guatemala City. The population are mostly peasants with scarce resources, with subsistence crops of bean and corn. In Las Delicias, school there are 300 boys and girls, from ages 6 through 16 years old. Their desire to learn is huge, but their resources are meagre.

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

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Markers, and Pencils

Reference Materials:
(Spanish) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(Spanish) Alphabet and Math

Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) Human Body, Language, and Math

Text/Reading Books:
Age-Appropriate Story Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
*Gumboots (Euro Sizes 27 through 40) and New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

Toiletries:
*Hair Brushes, *Multivitamin Tablets, *Toothbrushes, and *Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of August 11, 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.