With Omicron hitting Bali hard, and schools closed again, Bali Children Foundation wanted to update you on how the children are affected and what they’re doing as an organisation to help. All of Bali’s Elementary schools are closed. High school is a mix of either closed or at 50 percent. This is particularly concerning as the year 12 exams are in a couple of weeks.
Thankfully, their new library spaces are providing the teachers and children with a place to connect. The teachers are also using this space to distribute paper-based quizzes for the students to complete at home. Their newly developed remedial literacy curriculum provides great material for younger students out of school. There’s also the scary reality of families enduring lockdowns and isolation with the virus rampant in their remote villages.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, and these tough times have given rise to wonderful new alignments with corporate businesses who are determined to engage their staff in a way that serves our Indonesian community. One such company is 24Slides, who have launched #the24Walk, a fun way to encourage individuals to get outside, get active and raise awareness for the children of Nusa Penida, Bali. Let’s consider joining in the FUN!