Accommodation

Gecko Villa

Project

Gecko Villa lies between three traditional farming villages, one of which is home to Nam Thieng Primary School. The school is home to 140 children from ages 6 through 13 years old.

Gecko Villa aims to support the school and the children who attend it, many of whom are from poor, subsistence farming families.

The school is a very simple Thai village school, yet has been noted for its dedication to the preservation of both indigenous traditions and agricultural know-how.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Compasses, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Wall Charts:
(English and Thai) World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Thai) Age Appropriate Story Books and Language/Grammar

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Harmonicas/Kazoos and Recorders

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

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

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.