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Sumatra Adventure Holidays

Many of the following requested items can be purchased locally and it is our pleasure at Sumatra Adventure Holidays 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 desire, you can also attend the distribution and volunteer for a few hours to teach our beneficiaries some new skills. If you wish to Pack for a Purpose locally in this fashion, please contact us at enquiries@sumatraadventureholidays.com and we will be happy to make the arrangements for you.

Project

Our Pack for a Purpose Project focuses on the provision of educational supplies to assist with our children’s learning at the primary schools in the local communities. This includes the Tualang Gepang Primary School (serving 170 children from ages 7 through 12 years old), the Gotong Royong Primary School (serving 230 children from ages 7 through 12 years old), and the Batu Katak Primary School (serving 120 children from ages 7 to 12 years old). Most of the children’s parents are small farmers who cannot afford good education for their children.

The Nature School at Selang Pangeran and the Batu Katak English School run a free school in the Bukit Lawang area of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The schools support 40 and 20 children, respectively, from the ages of 7 through 14 years old.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Lined Exercise Books, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Protractors, *Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and *Tuttle Concise Indonesian-English Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Storybooks, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health
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Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software (English and maths), Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Spades, and Trowel

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 1, 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.