GIVE BACK TO THE LESS FORTUNATE
The team here at The Bali Bible are big believers in giving back to the community and country we all love so much...
If you have a spare day and would love to fill it with rewarding and memorable experiences make sure you visit one of the below places! We have also provided some great suggestions on how you can give back to the beautiful Balinese community when visiting these places...
On the ‘Island of the Gods’ you will discover luxury five star resorts and beautiful palm fringed beaches. If your heart searches beyond you will also discover thousands of poverty stricken children. Children, who live in appalling conditions, suffer from malnutrition and cry themselves to sleep at night.
Location: YAYASAN ANAK ANAK BALI, BALI, INDONESIA
For donations or gifts visit the bali kids wish list!
Wish list is found here: http://dev.balikids.org/wishlist
Jodie O'Shea Orphanage
Like most things in life, implementing the decision to open an orphanage in memory of Jodie O'Shea, did not happen overnight. In the aftermath of the Bali bombing on October 12, 2002, many people wanted to contribute in some way to create a future of opportunities for those who had very little. A compassionate and determined group of people combined their resources to improve the lives of children here in Bali. We extend our heartfelt thanks to those people for their commitment - their support enabled building to commence in March 2005 and we opened our doors four months later.
We have over fifty children ranging in ages from 2 to 18 years. Of these children, some are from Sumba, a very poor and arid island to the east of Bali, some are from Bali, and few of them are from another island of Indonesia.
Since moving to their new home these children have undergone an amazing transformation. Prior to coming to the orphanage all of them had grown up malnourished in poverty stricken areas, usually within one parent families, surviving on a meagre hand to mouth existence.
Today, however, in their new home our children are embracing a life they have never known - a healthy diet, an education, being nurtured and cared for and having the freedom to simply be children.
The Harapan Project
The Harapan Project has, as its main goals, helping the Indonesian most vulnerable and fragile people and communities to overcome such situation in the following areas:
- Covering the basic surviving needs regarding nutrition and access to drinking water
- Basic infrastructures
The Harapan Project cooperates with these communities in the development of their wellbeing and the promotion of peace and freedom, with a profound respect of their cultures, beliefs and customs.
Bali Pink Ribbon Foundation
The aim of the Bali Pink Ribbon walk is to raise funds to improve breast cancer survival rates in Bali. Awareness of breast cancer is low, women are scared to go to a doctor or to hospital when they are ill, many live too far away from a health care provider and they just don’t prioritise their health....
Bali Pink Ribbon are running an eat, shop, walk event to raise awareness and much needed funds to support their ongoing support to breast cancer.
For more information click on the following link: http://www.balipinkribbon.com/.
The Safe Childhoods Foundation
The Safe Childhoods Foundations’ mission is to combat Crimes Against Children in developing countries. Safe Childhoods is currently focusing on three established and emerging crime types; Child Trafficking, Child Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism and Online Child Sexual Abuse.
Safe Childhoods works closely with local and international Law Enforcement agencies, Ministries, NGOs, Private Sector, the media and the general public to support meaningful and effective long-term change. Safe Childhoods is currently based in Indonesia where it is operating and developing a number projects through four different approaches; Education & Employment; Awareness & Prevention; Information & Advocacy; and Protection & Aftercare.
ONEWAVE is a non-profit surf community that is raising awareness for being in a funk, anything from depression, anxiety and bipolar.
When you are going through a funk you need something positive to focus on and good people around you to help put a smile back on your face. We have found that the best way to beat a funk, is getting in the ocean and enjoying the waves and saltwater goodness. ONEWAVE is all it takes to start beating a funk. Once you catch one good wave, you can't wipe the smile off your face :)