Educación Especial de Curahuasi has 35 pupils enrolled from ages 4 through 24 years old with a whole array of disabilities (visual, motor and mental disabilities). The school has limited resources and staff. Volunteers help out on a daily basis. Oye LENA works with the school to provide support for the children in a variety of ways.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Rulers
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids
Printer Paper and Scissors
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.