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    Accommodation

    Eco Caminhos

    Project

    Escola Municipal Padre Rafael is a private school located in Cordoeira Neighboor, Nova Friburgo, Brazil. This project benefits Kindengarten, preschool and elementary school children. Their goal is to teach and support underprivileged children in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Portuguese) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedia on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English and Portuguese) Alphabet, Math, and Word

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Portuguese) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Printers, Printer Cartridges (any), and USB Cables

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Volleyballs

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, and Small Pruning Shears

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 20, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Eco Caminhos

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.