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.
General School Supplies:
Big White Boards, *Bluetac, Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, Coloring Books, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Handicraft Materials, Markers, Notebooks, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, Permanent Markers, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English and Indonesian) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Children’s Educational Books
(English) Alphabet, Animals, Colors, Environment, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Alphabet, Animals, Food, Human Body, Language, Math, Nature, Science, and World Maps
(English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, Environmental Conservation, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Health and Your Community, Helping Children Who are Blind, Helping Children Who are Deaf, HIV Health and Your Community, Disabled Village Children, Where There is No Dentist, and Where There is No Doctor
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads, Buttons, Colored Paper, Craft Glue and Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, *Stamps, *Stickers, Textile Markers, Thread, *Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
3-in-1 Printer/Scanner/Copy Machine, Educational Software, *Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Mini Paper Shredder, Printers, Canon Printer Cartridges (810 Black and 811 Color), Tablets, *USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
*Badminton Sets, Bikes, Frisbees, Hula-hoops, Inflation Pumps, Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, *Tennis Balls, Tricycles, *Velcro Ball Game, and Whistles
Cloth Bags/Tote Bags, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Childrens *Tooth Brushes, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, *Tooth Paste, and Soap (Biodegradable)
Assorted Colored Pens, Electrical Extenstion Cables, *Labeling Machine and Stickers, *Laminating Plastic Sheets, Markers, Multi-socket Cables, Packing and Scotch Tape, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Clothing Line, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, Spatulas, and Tupperware Containers
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hammer, Hammocks, Hand Forks, Power Drills, Saws, Screw Drivers, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, Tongs, and Trowels
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.