Cruz del Sur is a village in the south of Chile near Temuco with a population of 200 residents where all the children attend one school. Samadhi Eco Resort supports the Cruz Del Sur G833 School that serves children from 3 through 11 years old.
General School Supplies:
*College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil *Sharpeners, *Markers, Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, *Solar Calculators, *Solar Lantern Lights, and *Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Spanish) Dictionaries
(English and Spanish) Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Spanish) Human Body, Math, and Science
(English and Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, and Language/Grammar
Hesperian Health Guides:
Community Guide to Environmental Health
*Acrylic Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, Thread, and *Wire Cutters
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Tablets
Bananagrams, Connect Four, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades
Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
Fruits, Herbs, and vegetables
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.