Accommodation

Phka Villa

Project

The Sobbhana Day Care Center, supported by the Sobbhana Foundation and Hearts and Hands for Cambodia, provides a preschool education similar to U.S.A. Headstart for 75 children from ages 3 through 6 years old. There are 8 villages that feed into the Center. These preschoolers are provided two meals a day, and follow a schedule which includes: lessons, free play, bath time, and nap time.

There are several ongoing projects connected to the Center which include: literacy classes for our parents, kitchen gardens, and an all-volunteer English class for our teachers. Future projects which will be implemented once there is funding include a beekeeping project for the Center.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English and Khmer) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English and Khmer) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English and Khmer) Human Body, Language, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(Khmer) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Puzzles

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Maracas, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, and Soccer Balls

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 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.