The Preks Svay School is the largest school on the island of Koh Rong (Cambodia´s second largest island). 165 children are currently visiting the school for half a day, six days a week.
Because of the school’s remote location and the low income levels of the pupils’ families, many struggle to find the money for very simple school supplies.
Those supplies provided by “Pack for a Purpose travelers” will make an immeasurable contribution to the learning capacity and academic well-being of the local child population.
The foundation is aiming towards giving students the opportunity to learn computer skills for better employment chances in a fast changing country. Therefore we encourage you to bring laptops that are not used any longer but are still in good shape.
(English and Khmer) Dictionaries and English Grammar Books
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Set square, Rulers, and Whiteboard Markers
Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
Wall Charts and Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, Word Human Body, and World Maps
Picture Books for Young Children
Bananagrams, Cups and Straws (Biodegradable, Paper, and Re-Usable), Puzzles, and Re-Usable Shopping Bags/Shoppers
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Fine-Tooth Combs, Lice Shampoo, Toothbrushes (Children and Adult Sizes) and Toothpaste
Books about Tropical Gardening
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.