The Bali Ball 2017 #LoveBaliGiveBack
One hundred percent of funds raised have been donated directly towards three Bali-based charities: Bali Children Foundation and Bali Kids. Please see below for more information about each organisation.
Bali Kids provides health education, medical treatment and dental care to over 10,000 poor children in Bali annually.
The organisation was founded in 2005 and assists any child born in Bali, from any religious background, provided they are from a disadvantaged background. Bali Kids is a vital source of information for Balinese youth and retains a strong focus on the prevention and treatment for children impacted by HIV.
The Bali Ball has been supporting Bali Kids since the event began in 2011. Through past years we have been able to provide funds towards the build of the charity’s wonderful health and dental centre, which today provides life-changing medical services to some of the most disadvantaged children and families.
In 2013, The Bali Ball raised sufficient funds to provide Bali Kids with a minibus. This has enabled staff to get out to the most remote and poverty-stricken areas of Bali to offer emotional, practical and medical support to children and their families for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, abuse, hygiene, health, nutrition and so much more.
Bali Children Foundation
Bali is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and spectacular beach resorts, but it’s remote rural communities have been heavily impacted by both man-made and natural disasters. Many families are caught in the poverty trap with little or no income. There is minimal government assistance and all education must be paid for. The drop-out rate in rural primary schools is very high. Children frequently have no option other than a lifetime of working on the land.
With objectives including to provide community education in remote areas of Bali plus primary, secondary and tertiary scholarships, the driving vision at Bali Children Foundation, is to provide an educational pathway for disadvantaged
Balinese children – a journey leading to growth and long term sustainability.
In 2016/17 there will be 153 students who benefit from scholarships paid for by Bali Ball funding. These scholarship packages include contributions to school fees, provision of uniforms, shoes, school bags and books to cover the students’ at-school requirements.
Besides education, all students supported by Bali Children Foundation receive a medical and dental health check every three months through their fantastic partnership with Bali Kids. The health checks include health education sessions, dental hygiene classes and sex education for older students. The Bali Ball proudly funds this entire program.
Bali Bumi Sehat
Bali’s Community Health Education and Childbirth centres were the dream of American midwife Robin Lim. Her passion and dedication for improving the health and welfare of women, children and families and her ground-breaking work in the field of natural childbirth, earned her the prestigious “CNN Hero of the Year” award in 2011.
The Bali Ball has raised and donated vital funds to allow the expansion of the outreach facilities provided to families in some of the most remote and inhospitable villages of North Bali.
Life for many of the beautiful children living in the Samaritania Orphanage revolved quite literally around the rubbish tip. They scavenged food that those more fortunate had discarded, and they rustled daily through the tons of household and domestic waste, some of it highly toxic, searching for items that they could sell at recycling plants.
Since we became aware of the plight and appalling living standards these kids suffered, The Bali Ball has rebuilt and refurbished male and female bedrooms and bathrooms, built new classrooms and kitchen and provided teachers, educational equipment and ongoing financial support for the annual running of the orphanage.