The social challenges in the Bolivian society complicate free and healthy development for children and young people. The measures implemented by the Fundación Yo Voy A Ti in Cochabamba, Bolivia serve the purpose of promoting children’s development.
Fundación Yo Voy A Ti teaches English, runs a soccer project, and offers informal education and education for preschool children. Most of these children and young adults come from poor families.
General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Exercise/Composition Books, and White and/or Colored Paper for Drawing, Painting, and Cutting
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, Science, World Maps, Health, Hygiene, Values, and Environment Protection
(English and Spanish) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Math
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Educational Games to Practice Numbers, Counting, Words, and Letters, Memory Games, and Games to Train the Brain and Practice Creativity, Logic, and Patience
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and New Underwear
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
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.