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    Maison Dalabua


    Maison Dalabua supports schools in 2 villages. One school is located in Khok Kham village, in the North of Luang Prabang and 2 Hours by boat. The other school is located in Phonesai village, in the South of Luang Prabang and 30 minutes by boat. Together, these two schools serve 80 children from ages 4 through 12 years old.


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Notebooks

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books and Math

    Art Supplies:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins

    Bowls, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of April 15, 2024
    Maison Dalabua

    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.