children of vanuatu

We are constantly looking for funds to continue to help more and more schools and children.

Your cash donations are crucial to continue what we started with so many positive results.

We truly change the life of so many children.

What it can be used for
AUD       4 $      for a school book


AUD       16 $     for a full school bag


AUD   4 500 $     for an equipped


                      25 students classroom


Every donation matters

As an traveler

Make your travel meaningful


Travelers like you can make a lasting impact in the Vanuatu community. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

How to participate

3 easy steps:

  1. ​Choose the suppliers you wish to take from the specific items requested below.

  2. Drop off the supplies at Ratua Island Resort and Spa or AJC office in Efate

  3. They we will delivered; it's that easy.

As an Ambassador

Help us spread the word...

  • Invite your friends and family who travel in Vanuatu to participate.

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Talk about us and tag @ratuafoundation on your own social media pages.


We would love to receive complete pencil cases ready to hand out to the students.

The requirements are:

Box of Crayons, HB Pencils, Eraser, Pencil Sharpener, Colored Pencils, and Fun Stickers or a Coloring Book, Ruler, Exercise Books, Blue Pens, Black Pens, Solar Calculator, Geometry Set, and A4 Spiral-Bound Notebook

General School Supplies

Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, New Pens (Blue, Black, and Green only), Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators.

Reference Materials
(English) Atlas, Children’s Science Reference Books, Dictionaries, and Lined Writing Books.

Flash Cards
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word.

Laminated Wall Charts
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps.

Hesperian Health Guides
(English) Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist.

Music Instruments
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, and Triangles.

Sports/Outdoor Activity
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Whistles.

New Children’s Flip Flops/Sandals.

First Aid/Health
Antibiotic Ointment, Betadine, Fabric Band-Aids (plastic ones do not stick in this climate), and Hydrogen Peroxide.

Office Supplies
Markers, Rulers, Scissors, Staplers, and Red Pens for Teachers.

We also need printers, computers...

Do not hesitate to contact us to ask what our needs are.


Please take only the specific items requested. The lists have been well-researched and unrequested items, even with the best of intentions, are largely inappropriate for the communities and are likely to have few short-term and no long-term benefits.

Before you pack

Check with your airline and travel agent to determine the current luggage allowance to your destination.

School supplies

To save space, take the following items out of their original packaging and place them in the lightest possible paper or fabric resealable bags: pens, pencils, erasers, individual pencil sharpeners, solar calculators, and protractors. Vanuatu have now banned plastic bags.

The following items should be kept in their original packaging to prevent breakage: crayons, chalk, and colored pencils. Plastic and wooden rulers should be wrapped in bubble wrap to prevent breakage. Games such as Scrabble®, Connect Four®, Dominoes® and Bananagrams® should be left in their original packages.

Medical supplies

The following new items should be taken out of their original packaging and placed in the lightest possible paper or fabric resealable bags: Band-Aids, bandages and any other items where the weight would be reduced by eliminating the original packaging

For your convenience, pack all items so they can be easily located within your luggage and dropped off when you arrive at your destination.