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.
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
(English and Khmer) Dictionaries and *Picture Dictionaries
(English and Khmer) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Khmer) Human Body, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Khmer) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Learning books,
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
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
Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids
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.