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22 Years

Song Saa Foundation

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School are proud to be supporting a charity very close to their hearts, the Song Saa Foundation in Cambodia.

The Song Saa Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 to protect the habitats of the Koh Rong Archipelago and improve the welfare of its communities. The Foundation has launched a broad range of conservation and humanitarian initiatives including medical missions, education programmes and a wide array of marine conservation projects.

In their local community of Prek Sway, Song Saa Foundation has a long history of leading successful community engagement projects. These include building of the local school and ongoing support of the children’s education; the creation and management of the island’s first waste management centre; livelihood and farming capacity-building; and partnership with the local community fishery.

Susan Bingham, our Founder, visited Song Saa and their local community of Prek Sway in February 2019. Susan immediately felt an overwhelming heartfelt need to support the school and charity. Alongside Cavendish Bear, our Hopes and Dreams mascot, we are working together with the Foundation to make a difference to the children’s lives.

The Asia Adventures of Cavendish Bear

Education

One of the most important projects is the continual delivery of high-class education to over 250 children within the local community. The charity runs weekly workshops and activities from the Song Saa Sustainability Centre, with a broad curriculum ranging from climate change and marine conservation, to personal hygiene and English language – and everything in between!

Your contribution could support:

  • School supplies, to aid our educational outreach
  • School uniforms, for the local children
  • Workshops and activities, that we run with the local children

Who are the Song Saa Foundation?

Pack for a Purpose

The Song Saa Foundation is working with the schools of the Koh Rong Archipelago to help over 700 students receive the supplies they need for a quality education.

Due to the island’s remote location and the low-income levels of their families, many struggle to afford simple school supplies. Supplies provided by Pack for a Purpose travellers will make an immeasurable contribution to the learning capacity and academic well-being of the children of the Archipelago.

Pack For a Purpose

Boat of Hope

The Boat of Hope initiative was launched in 2013 and is Song Saa’s gateway into all five local communities in Koh Rong. Using a Foundation dedicated boat, they support over 500 households (c. 3000 people) across the archipelago with a range of workshops and activities. These range from healthcare and hygiene, to community clean-ups, to the provision of school supplies and drinking water filters.

Your contribution could support:

  • Medical supplies, to aid our healthcare outreach
  • School supplies, to aid our education outreach
  • Water filters, to provide safe drinking water

Following the Song Saa Foundation on their journey to improve the lives and wellbeing of impoverished communities in Cambodia, we are seeking contributions to support their projects. As valued parents, teachers and supporters of Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School, we hope that you might join us to make a significant difference to the lives of these inspirational rural villages. A small contribution can go a long way!

Support Us

Certificate of Appreciation

28th January 2020

  One of the Hopes and Dreams families made a certificate to thank Nora and her team for adapting the menu to suit their individual requirements. It was certainly a lovely surprise!🥰🤗💖. We are happy to adapt to any family with...

Celebrating our staff achievements

7th January 2020

What better way to start the New Year than showing appreciation to our staff for their hard work and achievements. Congratulations to Maria K. for achieving Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development.👩‍🎓👏 Thank you for the dedication and...

Christmas 2019

10th December 2019

This week has been very busy for Father Christmas as he came to visit all the children at Hopes and Dreams! 🎅🦌 During this week, all classrooms will be celebrating the festive season by inviting parents and carers to join in...

Celebrating our staff achievements

6th December 2019

At Hopes and Dreams, we value all our staff members achievements however big or small.👏👏 ⭐️ A special award from the Senior Nursery School Practioner in our Sunshine classroom for creative skills, initiative and planning went to one member of her...

Logolarge

Children in Need 2019 – Pyjama Day

15th November 2019

Today, Hopes and Dreams had a fantastic day in the Nursery School wearing their pyjamas! All for a great cause of course to raise awareness for Children in Need. Our very own Cavendish Bear could not miss out joining in...

Celebrating 15 Years of Continued Service

8th November 2019

Hopes and Dreams celebrates, with huge appreciation, 15 years of continued service, making sure that the “Little things matter”. 🥳💝 Thank you for your commitment and dedication throughout these years supporting the Nursery School.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Looking forward to many more to come! 😉...

Diwali 2019

25th October 2019

Today at Hopes and Dreams we celebrated Diwali All the classrooms took part in some very colourful activities and dressed up for the occasion. 🎉 It was a fun-filled happy day!! 😊 Happy Diwali Everyone🤩

Paint Highbury Pink

18th October 2019

As part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and in support of “Paint Highbury Pink”, the children, parents and staff at Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School have shown their support towards breast cancer research by taking part in...

Song Saa special visitor

17th September 2019

This week Hopes and Dreams welcomed a very special visitor. Maisie, from the Song Saa Foundation, in Cambodia, came all the way to Hopes and Dreams. 😊😊 The children were very excited and curious, asking about the Song Saa community and...

Play Phonics Workshop

16th August 2019

Our pre-school children had a special visitor… Play Phonics team came to visit Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School. Play Phonics is a group of actor-teachers that brings learning to life through a fun-packed drama workshop, introducing the children to...

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Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
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