Tour Company

    Contes Asia Private Limited

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    The Archna Primary School, located in a suburb of Jaipur called Amer, is run by a couple from the Meena Tribe from Rajasthan. The school is educating 250 children from ages 5 through 15 years old with the staff of 7 teachers and one helper. The school is focused on children from the local community receiving a basic education, health awareness, basic hygiene, computer education, and encouraging them to look further for higher education.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, and Pens

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet and Math

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    Human Body and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and General Science,

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

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

    Project #2

    The Childsrights orphanages are located in Jaipur, Khajuraho, and Pushkar. The orphanage supports 57 children from ages 5 through 16 years old. A volunteer from Spain has run the project for the past 12 years, helping and encouraging children to have a better education and a better life.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Tablets and Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets and Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees and Jump ropes

    First Aid:
    Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

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

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Toothbrushes

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 2020

    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.