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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 conservationmgr@songsaa.com or foundation@songsaa.com and we will be happy to make the arrangements.

    If you live in the USA, and would like to take a suitcase of medical supplies selected specifically for the medical project below, please contact oc@njt.net. We are pleased to partner with OC Not Just Tourists to provide useful and requested medical supplies for clinics and hospitals across the globe. Your only expense will be the cost of shipping from California to your residence in the USA. If you choose to do this, you will make a Big Impact!

    Project #1

    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 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 the Archipelago.

    Project #2

    The Song Saa Collective works with the communities of the Koh Rong Archipelago to help over 800 people receive basic medical attention through our local and expat Doctors and Visiting Practitioners assisting with common to major medical complaints.

    There are five local villages in the surrounding archipelago and we periodically visit the more remote villages to assist where we can. For our closer villages we operate daily general medical care as needed as well as medivac services to the mainland hospitals.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 26, 2021

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally.

    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.