Accommodation

    La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa

    Project

    This project benefits the indigenous Amazon Pilchi Community School and the children that attend.
    The local community acts as a meeting point between all the homes that are spread throughout the Amazon jungle. In order for the children to attend they must walk up to an hour to get to the community center, or take a canoe for about half an hour.
    These children and their families choose to live as their ancestors did in the jungle but still want to offer a decent education to their families so that they are able to protect and conserve the area.

    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 Spanish) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD (in English and Spanish)

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

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

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

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English and Spanish) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, and Where There Is No Doctor

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, Watercolor Paint Brushes, and Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

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

    Gardening:
    Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, and Spades

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.