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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!

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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...

HEYL Award

26th July 2019

Hopes and Dreams are thrilled to announce our recognition as an Islington Healthy Early Years Setting presented by The Mayor of London’s Bronze Award. ⭐️🎉🎊😁 “The Healthy Early Years London award (HEYL) aims to support and encourage Early Years settings and...

Graduation Parties 2019

19th July 2019

The Graduation Days arrived at Hopes and Dreams and we have spent two wonderful days celebrating the achievements of the children in the classrooms of Snowdrops and Rainbow. Celebrating their achievements and successes during their time at Hopes and Dreams...

Wild Fangs visit

5th July 2019

Hopes and Dreams Nursery School had some very special visitors this week… a Snake, lizard, stick-insect, gecko, helmet crab, salamander… to name only a few of the animals that the children got the opportunity to learn about and handle… whoever...

Oral Hygiene Workshop

10th May 2019

Oral hygiene is very important for all children to be educated about. At Hopes and Dreams, we ensure that the children are aware of its importance. So we are very lucky to have the Happy Kids Dental Workshop team visit...

Healthy Body Happy Me!!

12th April 2019

🦷😁Healthy Body Happy Me!!😁🦷 Hopes and Dreams took part in this health and happiness campaign, and all children learnt about oral hygiene. It was a very interactive, informative and fun filled week!!🥰

Khmer Cambodian New Year

11th April 2019

Hopes and Dreams Celebrated the Khmer Cambodian New Year on Friday 5th April, alongside the Song Saa Island in Cambodia.😃The Children on the Song Saa Island had fun taking part in the same activities Hopes and Dreams children enjoyed on the...

Open Evening

26th March 2019

⭐️Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery school, hosted an open evening on Tuesday 26th March.⭐️ We welcomed many prospective parents and their children, who were treated to a guided tour around the Nursery School. The Senior staff and Management team were...

World Book Day

7th March 2019

📚World Book Day 📚 Across Hopes and Dreams, the children and the staff embraced today’s celebration and dressed up as their favourite book character.🤩🥰 It was a fun filled day!!🥳

Contact Us

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 1)
city@hopesanddreams.co.uk

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Agency

339/341 City Road
Islington
London
EC1V 1LJ

020 7833 9388 (option 3)
babysitters@hopesanddreams.co.uk