always encourage children to look after their teeth.
Focus on teeth starts at pre-primary school. Every
child has their own named toothbrush which is handed
out and collected each day and the staff oversee
tooth brushing. Although they manage as you can
imagine regular adult toothbrushes are a bit big for
little mouths and we do appreciate children’s
toothbrushes as well as regular toothbrushes.
We have shown here the kind of thing that is
readily available in Goa in case supporters wishing
to give these things prefer to buy locally. Both
children’s and adult’s toothbrushes cost around 16
rupees. We aim to give every child the same size
tube of toothpaste and prefer to give 200g as shown
here though we can use any size for brushing teeth
at Mango House.
A 200g tube of toothpaste as shown here costs
around 35 rupees in Goa. Bars of soap like the ones
shown here (90g) cost around 15-20 rupees in Goa.