However if you plan to give specialized educational materials, it will be best to bring them from your home. Please let us know your name, the date, and the name of your hotel in Cusco and we will arrange to pickup materials.Email that information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sacred Valley Project is dedicated to improving access to education for young women from ages 13 through 18 years old. These women come from low-income families in remote, mountain communities of the Sacred Valley.
This project provides safe and nurturing accommodations, educational resources, and nutritious meals for these young women so that they may continue their secondary education and become knowledgeable and empowered women.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags and Solar Calculators
(Spanish and Qechua) Human Body, Science, and World Maps
Bananagrams and Scrabble
Inflation Pumps and Soccer Balls
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons
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.