Three Camel Lodge has supported The Bulgan School, an elementary in the village of Bulgan in Gobi, since its inception. Currently there are 176 students from ages 6 through 13 years old.
The lodge helped build a garden and support the students with the school’s annual Cleaning Act in Bulgan Town and Bayanzag. Additionally, Bulgan has the top volleyball team in the nation, winning several national and state championships. Recently, the school’s volleyball team made it to the National Championship and lodge has been supporting the team for many years.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Volleyballs
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Staplers
Nomadic Expeditions and Three Camel Lodge support the performing arts education program at Khankhongor High School began in 2000. Students learn to play traditional musical instruments, such as the horsehead fiddle, zither, flute, Mongolian horn, four-stringed fiddle or huuchir, sanxian, and dulcimer, and are taught to perform ancient songs and dance. Graduates of the school have gone on to the Mongolian Music Conservatory, the University of Arts and Culture in Ulaanbaatar, and related dance and circus jobs in Japan and Korea. To date, there are a total of 97 students and 6 teachers in the school.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, and Rulers
CDs with Music, Electronic Tuning and Tools, Music Books, Music Rosin, and Tuning Forks
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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.