The Adopt-A-School program has provided books and school supplies to rainforest communities for over 25 years. The managing nonprofit, CONAPAC, distributes these materials annually to over 3,500 teachers and students from kindergarten through high school. All materials would otherwise be unavailable to these recipients.
E-Readers, Mobile Phones, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops
The CONAPAC library offers a full range of literacy programs and enrichment programs to children living in rural Amazonia of Peru. Daily after-school programs include reading, computer practice, English lessons, board games, music practice, and craft activities. Monthly visits from international guests bring specialized workshops to the children. Please see the video about the library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr2vphJqb-4
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Protractors, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights
(English and Spanish) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English, French, Portuguese and Spanish)Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(Spanish) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Language/Grammar
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
*Chess Clocks, *Chess Pieces, and Chess Sets
Castanets, Cymbals, Triangles, and Xylophones
Inflation Pumps and Netball/Basketballs
New Bras and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Combs, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Watercolor Paints and Brushes and Wire Cutters
*E-Readers and *Power Banks
Through the non-profit, CONAPAC, we build water filtration buildings for communities to help them be healthier. This reduces parasites and dysentery. Training workshops are offered to ensure proper management, and regular visits help resolve arising challenges. We need additional materials to enhance the services we can offer.
BioLite Camp Stoves, Biological Water Test Kits (simpletek.com), Chlorine Test Kits, E-coli Water Test Kits, GPS Locators, MegaBright Flashlights, Particle Counters from Particle Sense, Portable Solar Chargers, Potable water test kits (Lovibond.com), Rugged Mini Laptops, Soil Test Kits, TDS Water Meters, and Wilderness First Aid Kits
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.