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Song Saa Private Island

There is a great need for children’s reading books in the Khmer language in Cambodia. These are available locally, and if you would like to purchase some to donate to the children locally, please contact us at the following email sophie@songsaa.com and we will be happy to make the arrangements.

Project

The Preks Svay School is the largest school on the island of Koh Rong (Cambodia´s second largest island). 165 children are currently visiting the school for half a day, six days a week.

Because of the school’s remote location and the low income levels of the pupils’ families, many struggle to find the money for very simple school supplies.

Those supplies provided by “Pack for a Purpose travelers” will make an immeasurable contribution to the learning capacity and academic well-being of the local child population.

The foundation is aiming towards giving students the opportunity to learn computer skills for better employment chances in a fast changing country. Therefore we encourage you to bring laptops that are not used any longer but are still in good shape.

Needs

Reference Materials:
(English and Khmer) Dictionaries and English Grammar Books

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Set square, Rulers, and Whiteboard Markers

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Wall Charts and Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, Word Human Body, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
Picture Books for Young Children

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Cups and Straws (Biodegradable, Paper, and Re-Usable), Puzzles, and Re-Usable Shopping Bags/Shoppers

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

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

Health/Personal Grooming:
Fine-Tooth Combs, Lice Shampoo, Toothbrushes (Children and Adult Sizes) and Toothpaste

Gardening:
Books about Tropical Gardening

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.