Let’s put aside for quite a bit about the fact that Bali is a paradise. Beautiful long beaches, magnificent nature, delicious food and friendly people. Unfortunately, there is also a downside because there is still a lot of poverty in Bali. Vulnerable children are affected by this and, due to a lack of money, cannot receive the necessary care, food or education. The island has its rich and poor and its visible and invisible sides. Going off recent government reports, 1 in 10 of the children will fail to graduate from school. Fortunately, several communities want to make a positive impact for these children.
Bali Street Kids Project, also known as YKPA, is committed to helping disadvantaged children by giving them love, support, care, education, and the necessary skills. YKPA consists of 2 orphanages, one in Denpasar intended for older children and the other in Tabanan, this house is intended for younger children. In Kuta, they also have a school for street children.
YKPA has been committed to street children for 10 years. All this time they have been offering informal basic lessons to street children. These children consistently ask for these makeshift classes because their lives are too chaotic for regular school. The children can use this school to improve their current situation through primary education. The school building has an upper floor for volunteers and visitors. When you contact them, it’s possible to come by.
You can support them by making general or targeted donations or by sponsoring a child. If you first want to take a look, you can visit and bring items that are on the Wish List on their website.
This project offers a clean, safe environment for poor children who need special care. It is a centre that is open to all poor Balinese children who need medical or dental care but unfortunately cannot receive it themselves.
Before offering this care, necessary background checks are performed. These are required to ensure that the child’s story matches reality. The child must be under the age of 18 and must be born in Bali. Priority is given to children affected by more serious illnesses such as HIV or AIDS. Children who have to be hospitalised receive pre- and post-operative care in the centre. Short and long term accommodation is therefore available.
To be able to keep this specialist project going, money and material donations can be made. If you first want to visit the centre located in Badung, you can come by from Monday to Friday. They do not allow visitors on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Bali Children Project
This foundation offers Child Protection Workshops so that children can understand abuse, identify it and escape it. They improve and expand the provision of literature at primary schools, to give more children the chance to learn to read and write. They provide children with one-time stuffed backpacks that contain all the necessary school supplies and they offer health education and workshops to teenagers to inform them and to allow them to make their own health choices based on what they’ve learned and what they know.
You can support this community by donating, sponsoring a child on a monthly basis, supporting a project or donating food, office, stuffed backpacks, bicycles, school supplies or mattresses.
Bali Children Foundation
Through Bali Children Foundation, thousands of children can finish their school, find work and improve their lives and the lives of their communities. This community tries to make the lives of these children better by making a positive impact. They do this by offering English lessons, learn children how to work with computers, and for a few years, they have been offering environmental studies to make children aware of the challenges from the environment they will be confronted with in the future. You can support them by sponsoring a child, sponsoring a project or donating.
Bali Caring Community
This community is a dedicated group of committed citizens who work together to address issues that affect the Balinese people. The foundation wants to make people able to share and give their happiness to the community and people who need it. Bali Caring Community is not only committed to children, but it does have a few projects that are aimed at children. They renovate schools, offer school supplies and toys and compensate school fees for children who cannot pay for this themselves. Through other projects in which they focus on improving education, offering mattresses and healthcare, redecorating houses and providing clean water they indirectly help children in need. You can support them by making general donations or by sponsoring specific projects.