Tour Company

Orangutan Responsible Tour – Sumatra


Nature School Bukit Lawang runs a free school for 40 children ages 7 through 14 years old in the Bukit Lawang area of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Most of the children’s parents are small farmers who cannot afford good education for their children.

NSBL invites travelers around the world to visit or voluntarily teach the students English, computer, science for children, handicraft, musical instrument, or other useful knowledge they know for children.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil, Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Word, Animal, Fruit & Vegetable, Action Words, and Professions

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Indonesian) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Language/Grammar, Science for Children, and

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue and Craft Scissors

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, English Learning, Science for Children, Handicrafts, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Recorders, Tambourines, and Ukuleles

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 30, 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.