Bali Children’s Project:
While in Bali, we visited The Bali Children’s Project. In Bali, after a certain age, families are charged to send their kids to school. So, many children are forced to drop out as their families cannot afford to send them. And, thus the cycle continues. Bali Children’s Project’s slogan is “Escaping poverty through education.” Their goal is to help kids stay in school and learn English. Hospitality is one of the most lucrative jobs in Bali and with English their options are endless.
Jacques was one of the first 50 sponsors and has sponsored one little girl for about 10 years now. Recently we decided to sponsor two more little girls (sisters) and we made time to see them all while we were there. We brought them all clothing, backpacks, school supplies, hygiene products like toothbrushes and toothpaste, and some toys. My only regret is that we brought plastic toothbrushes. I really wish we would have brought bamboo toothbrushes instead which are so much better for the environment and super affordable. Bali has a major plastic waste problem so everything helps.
We also brought office supplies for the team at Bali Children’s Project and some toys and learning supplies for the pre-K kids. Because we were there while the volcano was threatening to erupt we also brought 3M masks just in case.
The little gals were the cutest things ever and absolutely loved me. I got so many hugs and I didn’t want to leave. I couldn’t help but feel a little bit sad for them. It was definitely a humbling experience and we left so grateful for our lives and the ability to help where we can. If one of your NY resolutions was to do more charity, you should consider sponsoring a kid with Bali Children’s project. It’s only $40 a month and can make a world of difference to a whole family.
Before we left we taught them how to say, “see you next time.” and I honestly can’t wait to see them next time.
Thank you for reading,