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    Bukit Lawang – Jungle Trekking

    Many of the supplies on the needs list can be purchased locally. Our team is happy to organise this together with you locally. It would be our pleasure to bring you to the Bukit Lawang Trust Education Centre so that you can hand over the items yourself to the children and school team and if you have time, you can even volunteer for a few hours with us.

    If you would like to do it this way, please contact us here:


    The Bukit Lawang Trust Education is a charitable trust in the small and rural village Bukit Lawang, Northern Sumatra.
    Children from all ages are provided lessons in English and environmental conservation for free. We believe education is the best route out of poverty and to the opportunity for a better life for the future.

    Bukit Lawang Trust also wishes to empower and enable the local community to protect and look after the Gunung Leuseur National Park. We hope through education the locals will find alternative sources of income to palm oil and work together to protect the Gunung Leuser National Park.

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


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, *Colored Pencils, *Coloring Books, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Label Stickers, Markers, Pencils, Pens, and *Stickers

    Reference Materials:
    (English and Indonesian) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and Indonesian) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Health, Language/Grammar, and Sewing

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Where There Is No Doctor, Where There Is No Dentist, Disabled Village Children, Helping Children Who Are Blind, Helping Children Who Are Deaf, and Community Guide to Environmental Health

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, *Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, *Fabric for Bean Bags, *Fabric for Making Curtains, Gage Wire, Large Paint Brushes and Rollers, *Origami Paper, Sewing Needles, *Strings for Beading Work, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    CANON 810 Black and 811 Color Printer Cartridges, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Connect Four, Puzzles, Reading Books for Kids, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft *Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer


    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:

    Bandages, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

    Office Supplies:

    *Batteries, *Laminating Plastic Sheets, Markers, *Memo Notepads, Pens, *Printer Paper, Scissors, Small White Boards, Staplers, and *White Board Markers


    Books about Gardening, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, and Trowel

    Health/Personal Grooming:

    Bars of Soap, *Face Masks, Hammocks, *Hand Wash, *Mosquito Nets, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Small Bean Bags, *Toothpaste, Washing Powder, and Yoga Mats

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Bukit Lawang – Jungle Trekking

    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. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.