Nihosi Travels & Tours Pvt. Ltd works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Bal Sarathi, which conducts literacy, health and hygiene classes for the 100 children from ages 4 through 18 years old. The children cannot afford to attend school due to poverty, migration, conflict and parental neglect and incapacity. The Bal Sarathi project covers regular maintenance of school buildings, constructing toilets, Health and Nutrition Programs, free nutritious mid-day meal Programs, various development programs related to health, education, environment, and skill development.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, 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
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Bath Towels, Light Blankets, and Mosquito Nets
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder
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.