the Bonguile project

Bahia Mar Hotel and ParCo teamed up to create the Bonguile project to ensure that local children have access to learn-through-play preschools in three neighborhoods in Vilankulo. The project has been going strong since 2014. Support includes basic overheads, building repair, subsidies for volunteer teachers from the community and professional development. Porridge for 2019 is provided by JAM International.

From three to five years old is a critical time for cognitive, physical and psycho-social development in an individual. The "preschool difference" lasts well into adulthood with better health, income and further education. We are so proud to be able to make the difference for 140 students per year in two schools in Vilankulo.

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Quinto congresso COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Quinto Congresso preschool is just 10 minutes from Bahia Mar Hotel. It started under a Baobab tree over a decade ago. Today over 70 preschooler learn and play here every day. Hotel guests have generously supported the school making sure no child is ever turned away.

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Mangalisse COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Mangalisse rural preschool is 30 minutes outside of town in the Chibuene area. Lalmost all of these preschoolers come from subsitence farming and fishing families. For many it is their first time to speak Portuguese. But their teachers catch them up before they start school!

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

Come play with the kids!

and/or

Make a donation:

A book for the classroom: $5

A toy for the classroom: $10

A visit from health, social or legal services: $30

A basic building repair: $50

Total cost for a student for the year: $100

You can make a donation through Bahia Mar or by contacting Juliet (juliet@parcomz.com).