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Song Saa Private Island

There is a great need for children’s reading books in the Khmer language in Cambodia. These are available locally, and if you would like to purchase some to donate to the children locally, please contact us at the following emails or and we will be happy to make the arrangements.


The Song Saa Foundation is working with the schools of the Koh Rong Archipelago to help over 520 students receive the supplies they need for a quality education.

Due to the island’s remote location and the low income levels of the their families, many struggle to afford simple school supplies. Supplies provided by Pack for a Purpose travelers will make an immeasurable contribution to the learning capacity and academic well-being of the children of Koh Rong.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
*Alarm Clocks, *Book Bags, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, *Globes, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English and Khmer) Dictionaries and *Picture Dictionaries

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

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English and Khmer) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Learning books,

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

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

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, *Reusable Water Bottles, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, *Rain Boots, *Raincoats, and *Umbrellas

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of February 23, 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.