Accommodation

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Project #1

Free Village Clinic provides treatment and medicine to villagers at no cost and an emergency vehicle if required. The Tharu Lodge Community Medical Assistant is on call 24 hours a day. This program is literally a lifeline for locals in the surrounding villages.

Needs

General Medical:
Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

Specialist Equipment:
Otoscope and Stethoscope

Surgical:
Forceps and Surgical Gloves

Medications:
Antibacterial Ointment, Antifungal Cream, Cold Tabs, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), and Vitamins

Project #2

This free school is for underprivileged children. It provides free meals, health care, and education to children (pre-kindergarten through second grade) who cannot afford government school. Tharu Lodge also funds teachers’ salaries for three other community schools in the area.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils

Wall Charts:
(English) World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books and Picture Books

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Other Needs:
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Project #3

This library program sponsors Saturday reading, art, music, and drama activities for all village children, and environmental awareness and conservation lectures as well as programs for other schools.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils

Wall Charts:
Wildlife Posters

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Picture Books, and Wildlife Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Craft Kits, Origami Paper, and Watercolor Paints

Music Instruments:
(Any musical instruments)

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 26, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

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.