Isleta El Espino


Education Plus Nicaragua serves 300 children from ages 3 through 17 years old in Pantanal, Nicaragua. They provide nutrition, education, activities, and love in order to eliminate malnutrition, instill core values, and give them the resources and opportunities they need to rise above their impoverished circumstances.


General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Rulers, Small Scissors, Solar Calculators, and, Spiral Notebooks

Reference Materials:
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Scissors, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets and Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Baseballs, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (Only Clothes and Shoes Useful in Hot, Humid Climates)

First Aid/Health:
Band-Aids, Bandages (Various Sizes), Gauze, Medical Tape, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Office Supplies:
Markers, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Bowls, Large Packs of Kitchen Towels (White Industrial Hand Towels), Pans, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of March 19, 2020

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.