Bali Children's Project
I am beyond proud to present our 2020 Year Summary Video to you, our incredible supporters.
As we reflect on 2020, I hope this video shows how much of an impact your support had in Bali.
The pandemic destroyed Bali's economy in 2020 and left many people on the brink of despair.
But you stayed with us. You continued to donate despite difficult circumstances. You helped to not only keep us going, but to give children and their families hope.
We are proud to say that our work in 2020 has continued to change the lives of children in Bali.
Everything you see in the video was only achieved thanks to support from people like you.
I want to also give a special thanks to Bali Children's Project staff. They are the lifeblood of Bali Children's Project and I am so very honored to work with them.Thank you again for all of your support in 2020 and we wish you a wonderful 2021.Warmest regards,
Linda and the Bali Children's Project team
Bali Children's Project is a non-profit dedicated to helping children escape poverty through education.
Children from the poorest families are at risk of dropping out of school. In fact, 1 in 5 children will not graduate from high school in Bali due to fees involved. Without an education, their options in life are limited to basic labouring.
Through sponsorships to school, we find these children and give them the chance to finish school, breaking the cycle of poverty. Supporters can become a sponsor of a child by seeing the website.
HIV and AIDS in Bali has over doubled between 2013 and 2018 (from 12,145 to 27,225). In most schools, there is no sex education at all. This means youngsters enter sexual activity without knowing how to protect themselves.
Bali Children's Project works with schools to enable them run their own awareness programs, while educating over 10,000 students through direct workshops. This gives students the knowledge to make informed decisions about their sexual lives.
Children from rural areas do not have access to quality early stage education. They have very poor buildings, meagre learning supplies and untrained teachers. Despite being a critical time for development, youngsters are not getting the education they deserve.
Supporting schools renovations, supplies provision and teacher training, we provide quality early stage education to children who would otherwise go without. It gives them great new learning facilities and changes education in their area.
Libraries and Learning Centres
Many elementary schools libraries are in old buildings, with broken furniture and boring old text books. These libraries are rarely used. Most children do not even own a book of their own. It's no wonder Indonesia ranked 60 out of 61 in a recent literacy study.
Bali Children's Proiect renovates these libraries. transforming them into worlds of imagination, full of colour, comfortable seating and excitement. It gives all students in local areas access to 500 interesting books when before they had none.
Child Protection Workshops
Children in Bali lack an understanding what abuse is. With both parents and teachers unsure about how to talk about it, abuse has become yet another taboo.
Children cannot respond to abuse when they do not understand what it is.
Bali Children's Project provides Child Protection Workshops to schools, enabling children to spot and react to abuse. The engaging workshops take children on a journey of fun, games, singing and acting.
School Entry Backpacks
Although elementary school is free, equipment and supplies aren't. Many families cannot afford school supplies, meaning many children are going to school in torn clothing, broken rucksacks and shoes with holes in them.
Bali Children's Project gives students in need new 'School Entry Backpacks'. More than a simple bag, the backpack comes brimming with supplies, giving children everything they need for school - from books to shoes.
All programs exist thanks to donations and support from the international community.
The Bali Children's Project is a 501 (c)3 tax-exempt non-profit charitable foundation registered in the USA (EIN 26-0014889) and in Indonesia (NPWP: 02.096.823.6-907.000).