The Gigante Little School is a one-room pre-school that supports 15 children ages 4 through 10 years old. The children are eager to learn, but they lack school supplies, not to mention water, decent toilets and playground equipment. By bringing them school supplies and donating our time, the Aqua staff is creating a safe zone where the students can enjoy learning and being children. Most importantly, we are helping the future of each child open up to more! We hope that by Aqua’s contribution, the children here will experience at least one place where they are not struggling for the basics in life.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Drawing Paper, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Pencils, *Pens, Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Encyclopedias
(English and Spanish) Alphabet and Math
(Spanish) Human Body and Math
(Spanish) *Age-Appropriate Story Books and *Math
*Watercolor Paints and *Brushes
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
*New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and *Shoes
Markers and Pencils
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.