Yayasan Rare Angon Giri Indrawati is the NGO entirely built by local people, for the children living on the lush hills on the east coast of Bali. Out of love for them and the land, they call their students Bali Children of the Hill.
The NGO has a scope of providing additional after-school education to the students in four primary schools in the surrounding area. The program focuses on English lessons, computer lessons, environmental lessons and sports.
Bali Children of the Hill are 130 students from the ages of 7 through 14 years old; the majority come from agricultural families who harvest the land growing rice, coconut, papaya and banana.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper and Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators and Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper.
(English and Indonesian) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English and Indonesian) Alphabet, Environment, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English and Indonesian) Environment, Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English and Indonesian) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Biology, Environment, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Hesperian Health Guides:
(English) Community Guide to Environmental Health and HIV Health and Your Community
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue and Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and USB Cables
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Castanets, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, 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.