Back to School!

September 1, 2011

Back to School! This familiar phrase is all around us now, signifying the end of the summer vacation and the start of another school year!

For many parents and grandparents it’s a time of buying all that is needed for the new school year- books, uniforms, pens and more. This September we’re asking that alongside your regular purchases you also buy something for a child in Southeast Asia.

JWOC has a Back to School Wish List of things we need to help us give children the opportunity to learn. Take a look at the list and see what you could donate.

Uniform set for a school child – $10

Uniforms are compulsory in the state schools in Laos, but the cost is prohibitive for many of those living in rural areas. By providing a uniform you are providing an opportunity to go to school. The set consists of two shirts or blouses and two skirts or trousers plus a pair of shoes.

Mark your donation – Uniform

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English Dictionaries for language learners- $12

English to English dictionaries are a great way for students at a conversational level of English to extend their vocabulary and understanding. Having enough copies for a class means teachers can incorporate their use easily into a lesson.

Mark your donation – Dictionary

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JWOC Teacher sets – $14

JWOC’s Free Classes Project relies on its enthusiastic and committed teachers to be able to deliver free but high quality English and Computer classes. This teacher set provides our teachers in Cambodia and Laos with the basics they need to run their classes. Each set consists of 3 refillable board markers and ink, 1 board eraser, 1 folder to keep all the paperwork neat and a copy of the Teachers’ Book for the course they teach.

Mark your donation – Teacher set

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Muang Nga Teacher packs- $15

Limited government funding on education means public schools don’t always get the budget they need. These teachers’ packs make sure that the teachers at Muang Nga Primary School in Laos get at least the essentials so they can get started with their classes. Each pack consists of pens, board markers, attendance books, report paper and other needed school stationary.

Mark your donation – Laos teacher

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20 sets of computer class books- $20

JWOC’s computer classes are extremely popular as they provide a chance to learn vital new skills for free, giving students from poor families the opportunity to increase their job and education prospects. The set consists of 20 copies of the text book used in the classes.

Mark your donation – Computer books

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Class set of mini-whiteboards- $25

These mini-whiteboards help make language learning fun by providing scope for numerous interactive games and practical activities. These will be used in our Free Classes in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar enhancing the lessons of students of all ages and levels. Each set consists of 20 boards, pens and erasers.

Mark your donation – Whiteboards

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10 sets of English course materials – $35

Being able to study English for free is an amazing opportunity for disadvantaged children and adults living in Southeast Asia. JWOC’s Free Classes provide this opportunity to over 600 students. These sets of course materials provide our students in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar with their own copy of the textbook, workbook and mini-dictionary.

Mark your donation – English

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Complete sets of language learning flashcards- $55

Flashcards help make lessons more interesting, interactive and fun, benefiting both our teachers and students. These complete sets cover all key vocabulary at each level we teach. The cards are in colour and laminated making them eye-catching and durable.

Mark your donation – Flashcards

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Book cabinet- $65

Muang Nga School in Luang Prabang, Laos, is a public primary school and also the site of JWOC’s free weekend English Classes. It unfortunately lacks some of the basic facilities we usually expect in a school, such as somewhere safe to keep books and other teaching materials. These lockable cabinets will be a great addition to the classrooms.

Mark your donation – Cabinet

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Reading and Drawing class materials – $110

Opportunities for relaxed reading and creative activities are very often lacking from the public school timetable due to the time constraints caused by having too few schools and teachers. JWOC’s Reading and Drawing Classes in Laos and Myanmar give children those opportunities. The set of materials consist of children’s books in the local language, colouring sheets, crayons, coloured paper, glue, scissors and more, plus a big box to keep in all in.

Mark your donation – Reading

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Classroom set of new desks and benches- $845

The old benches and desks Muang Nga Primary School in Laos are at best uncomfortable and crowded at worst dangerous, with nails and splinters sticking out. The new sets will provide more space for each child, a better writing surface and more comfort. The desks are hand-made locally to a high quality meaning they will last a long time, benefiting many students over the years. A classroom set consists of 15 desks and benches.

Mark your donation – Desks

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