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Rivertime Ecolodge Resort
Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2009 - Best Small Hotel Winner

Laos

Accommodation

Rivertime Ecolodge Resort

If you live in the USA, and would like to bring soccer supplies for the project on this page contact Soccer.com at this link. Soccer.com in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Pack for a Purpose will send the first 150 people who complete the form with the necessary information 4 free deflated Passback soccer balls with needles to "Pack for a Purpose" on your trip. (Limit one request per address.)

Ceiling fans for the classrooms can be sourced locally for under $40 each. Please contact the resort if you are interested in providing fans during your visit. There is also a not-for-profit Lao project called Big Brother Mouse which aims to introduce literacy into Laos and make reading fun! There are outlets in both Vientiane and Luang Prabang if guests would like to buy the books there.

Project #1

Small libraries for Ban Na Taer Primary School and Dong Bang and Phone Ngam secondary schools.

Needs

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books (for children and teenagers), Basic Children's Science, Biology, General Science, and World Geography and Culture (for children)

Project #2

Ban Na Taer Primary School serves 120 children from ages 6 through 11 years old and Dong Bang Secondary School serves 800 children from ages 11 through 20 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

All the needs are current as of November 20, 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.
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 bringing candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.