Chansar Senior High School is located 40 kilometers from Siem Reap. The school consists of one building with six classrooms and two toilet buildings. There are 357 students (129 girls). The school serves 19 villages with 1,915 families for a total population of 8,950.
The economy is based on farming and fishing and the district is classified as one of the most disadvantaged in Cambodia, with 80% of the population living in poverty and 45% living in extreme poverty.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators
(English) Human Body and World Maps
(Khmer) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Chess Sets and Puzzles
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes (ages 15 through 17)
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.