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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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“Wary parents mean nurseries could shut”

9th June 2020

“ISLINGTON nurseries are facing closure, headteachers have warned, as parents remain wary of sending their children back.” To read the full article, please visit: Islington Tribune article

Wider Opening – Phase 1

1st June 2020

Hopes and Dreams are delighted to be welcoming back the first phase of the children’s bubble groups with the wider opening of the Nursery School. This week has been filled with such joy with the smooth return of the children....

Welcome Back to Hopes and Dreams family

29th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to watch the videos we created to welcome back all the children and parents.

Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

27th May 2020

Please visit Parent Area to read Hopes and Dreams Risk Assessment and Guidelines on Wider Opening

Islington nurseries ‘devastated’ as government flip-flops on funding commitments

4th May 2020

‘The government’s approach to nurseries has frankly been bewildering. Everybody in the industry is feeling the same.’ To read the full article please visit: Islington Tribune article NDNA Twitter  

Thank you

25th April 2020

Thank you to all our key workers for keeping the UK safe!! You are truly our heroes!! Thank you to our dedicated Hopes and Dreams Nursery staff for supporting all of our children and families.

Easter Egg Hunt

10th April 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School had the very first live zoom session with all the families. Cavendish Bear, with the help of the children who joined the session, had an online Easter Egg Hunt! It was great fun! we...

Home resources update – 30/03/2020

30th March 2020

Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School has been posting, since last week, a variety of resources on our website. The resources available on this platform have been designed with love and warm wishes from our dedicated Practitioners. We intend to continue...

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (4.45 pm)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus – Hopes and Dreams Parent Letter

Coronavirus update – 20/03/2020 (11.15 am)

20th March 2020

Coronavirus update Information for parents and carers: Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers   Further information available as soon as possible.

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Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road
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London
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