Tour Company

YANA Expeditions, Inc.

Project #1

Tamzhing Monastery educates 100 students from the ages of 7 through 20 years old in the monastic traditions of Bhutan. In addition, YANA Expeditions gives part of your tour payment to sponsor monks from economically disadvantaged families awaiting formal enrolment in these monastic schools.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Pencils, and Pencil Cases/Bags

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Language/Grammar

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Light Blankets

Project #2

Books for Bhutan donates books for several school libraries in rural areas across Bhutan. These school libraries currently serve more than 300 students.

Needs

Books:
Arts and Recreation, Children’s Storybooks, Early Childhood Development, General Works, Computer Science and Information, Language, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Philosophy and Psychology, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, and A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

Library Supplies:
Ballpoint Pens

Computer Hardware/Software:
Tablets and Working Laptops

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 19, 2018

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.