The Luang Prabang Orphanage School (LPOS) cares for hundreds of orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged Laotian children. This center gives love, a home, meals, medical care, and education to more than 555 children.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Composition Books, Crayons, Erasers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
(English) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD
(English) Human Body and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, Pillows, and Wool Blankets for Winter
Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, and Pots
Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Washing Powder
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.