Centro de Estimulación Temprana Porteñitos del Futuro is an early stimulation center for children from 1 to 3 years of age. Currently 30 children are enrolled in this center.
The center is located in La Libertad Province, which is the region where the Andes Mountains come closest to the coast, creating a desert coast climate. Resources are limited and people fight to make a living for their families in this region.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers
(Spanish) Alphabet and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(Spanish) World Maps
(Spanish) Age-Appropriate Story Books
Watercolor Brushes and Paints
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.