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Soria Moria Boutique Hotel
Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards for Best in Community Engagement and Development

Cambodia

Lodging

Soria Moria Boutique Hotel

Many of the following requested items can be purchased locally and it is our pleasure at Soria Moria Boutique Hotel to facilitate this for you at your request. We can arrange for them to be purchased prior to your arrival or assign a person to go out shopping with you, should you wish. If you wish to Pack for a Purpose locally¬Ě, in this fashion, please contact us at mail@thesoriamoria.com and we will make the arrangements.

Project #1

Sangkheum Center for Children cares for over 100 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old. Sangkheum means 'hope' in Khmer. Since 2001, the Sangkheum Center for Children has been providing hope, education, training, scholastic support and care to disadvantaged children and youth in Cambodia. They strive to provide a brighter future for orphaned, abused and neglected children who would otherwise be at risk of turning to a life on the streets. The center was established as a co-operation between the Italian NGO Progetto Continent and the Cambodian NGO - Khmer Angkor Development Organization.

Needs

School Supplies:
Pencils, Pens, Word flash cards in English

Games/Toys:
Puzzles

Health:
Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Washing powder

Clothing:
Croc style slippers

Project #2

Population and Development International - Cambodia (PDI-Cambodia), an international NGO established in 2010, seeks to provide sustainable business skills for income generation, build entrepreneurial capacity, and foster community empowerment for health development in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Our organization implements the Village Development Partnership Project (VDP) in selected villages in Soutr Nikom district of Siem Reap province. The VDP is a village-based empowerment program focusing on five key areas: village institutional development, capacity building for income generation, health, environmental conservation, and education development. PDI-Cambodia launched a second program in 2012 called the Social Enterprise Development Program (SED), a training and support program for Siem Reap-based NGOs and individual entrepreneurs to set up and run successful social enterprises. The primary purpose is to promote financial self-sustainability among NGOs and increase economic activity in Cambodia.

Needs

School Supplies:
Age appropriate story books in English, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dictionaries in English, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Word flash cards in English

Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Legos, Scrabble, Stuffed animals/soft toys, Puzzles

Music:
Other small instruments

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump rope, Soccer balls

Clothing:
New or gently used children's shoes

Health:
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste

Project #3

The Norwegian Educational Development Organisation (NEDO) is a Norwegian registered non profit organisation with active projects in Cambodia, who supports educational Projects, Provide Scholarships, Provide Work Training and Clean Drinking Water. NEDO is financed by private and corporate donations, and by income from two charity projects in Cambodia, the White Bicycles and Lovel Cards.

Needs

School Supplies:
Dictionaries in English, Encyclopedias in English, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Word flash cards in English

Art Supplies:
Acrylic paint brushes

Other Needs:
Bicycles, Waterfilters

Project #4

Together for Cambodia currently cares for 40 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years old. Together for Cambodia's mission is to provide a safe home, education and compassion for disadvantaged Khmer children of all ages, and to help these children to grow up to become responsible adults able to make a positive contribution to their community. TFC also works to help disadvantaged families in the community to be sustainable through providing women with vocational training and employment in a sewing workshop. Through the income earned by the women at the centre their families are able to support themselves and stay together, thus avoiding the problem of family breakups and homelessness.

Needs

School Supplies:
Age appropriate story books in English, Age appropriate story books in Spanish, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dictionaries in English, Encyclopedias in English, Exercise books in English, Exercise books in Spanish, General science textbooks in English, Health textbooks in English, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes, Word flash cards in English, Word flash cards in Spanish, World maps

Games/Toys:
Scrabble, Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump rope, Netballs/basketballs, Soccer balls, Tennis balls

Clothing:
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels

Health:
Band-Aids, Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Washing powder, Toilet paper, Insect repellant

Other Needs:
Bicycles, Food (especially rice and fresh fruit)

Project #5

The Green Gecko Project supports 70 children between the ages of 4 and 20 years old who previously lived and begged on the streets of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Green Gecko provides security, education, love and opportunities to these children through their formative years and into their adult lives, empowering them to achieve their full potential. The project also supports the children's families and the broader community through long term health, education and training initiatives.

Needs

School Supplies:
Age appropriate story books in English, Age appropriate story books in Spanish, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dictionaries in English, Encyclopedias in English, Exercise books in English, Exercise books in Spanish, General science textbooks in English, Health textbooks in English, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Rulers, Watercolor paints, Watercolor paint brushes, Word flash cards in English, Word flash cards in Spanish, World maps, EPSON 73/73N printer ink (CMYK), Brother TZ Black on White Tape 12mm x 8mm (TZ-231)

Games/Toys:
Scrabble, Puzzles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Bicycle helmets, Jump rope, Netballs/basketballs, Soccer balls, Tennis balls

Clothing:
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes (Crocs-style) for ages 5 to 19, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels

Health:
Band-Aids, Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Plastic gloves, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Washing powder, 'Royal D' - electrolyte salt replacement satchels (available from any pharmacy), Alcohol swabs (for cuts and scrapes)

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
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 bring for them.