Orphanages in Bali

by Barrie on June 2, 2009

by Barrie | June 2nd, 2009  

mini-orphanOn my travels around the world and in particular Indonesia I have come across numerous children begging on the streets or with nowhere to go for food or shelter. Most of these children are orphans, a child whose parents are dead or a child who has been deprived of parental care and has not been adopted. The majority of tourists merely give them a cursory glance or dismiss their pleas for help. After the 2002 bombing in Bali many children were left orphaned and for many years the plight of Bali’s physically and mentally handicapped and orphaned children was ignored. But, thank to the dedication of charitable organisations, individuals and groups orphanages were built to reach orphan children, children from poor families and who needed a place to live, obtain an education, receive good health care, food, and also their daily needs. These orphanages are located all over Bali.

When you travel to Bali for that holiday ensuring you respite from the ratrace of the modern world, give some thought to the orphans of Bali. You don’t have to donate a chunk of cash [although it would be greatly appreciated]. Think about buying a few toys, educational material or even clothes. Okay, so you are thinking right now that all that extra luggage will put you overweight at the airport check-in. Wrong! The smart thing to do is pack it in a cardboard box, mark it ‘Orphanages Bali’ and you will find that most airlines are quite accepting and allow the passage of the item free of charge.

The nicest thing you can do when you visit Bali is to go to one of these orphanages, take some food (bags of rice, vegetables etc). pens and paper or even books. Whatever you consider a child needs. Spend some time with the caregivers of these orphans and the children themselves and I can guarantee that you will be moved to do more to help. Here is a link from an organisation that does wonders in Bali called Children of Bali or, clink on the link to the list of the orphanages to find the one nearest to where you are staying.

http://childrenofbali.org/frequently-asked-questions-faq/list-of-orphanages-in-bali-indonesia-asia/

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{ 7 comments }

Dana June 2, 2009 at 8:24 am
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Yes if you would like to donate to the kids in Bali, please do it correctly and donate to a reputable organization. Those kids that you see begging on the streets in the tourist areas, more often than not have a boss that takes most of the money that they receive. The women that carry the babies around more often than not have rented the baby for the night. It’s a hard situation as these children need help, but giving them money on the street keeps this awful business going and keeps them on the street instead of them getting an education or the help they really need. Make sure your actually helping these kids, not hurting them if you want to donate.

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Stella June 2, 2009 at 8:41 am
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Please see the link >

http://about-orphans.blogspot.com

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Children Of Bali June 17, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Thank you for mentioning Children Of Bali. Anyone visiting our site can see articles and shared experiences from actual volunteers who have been in Bali while on holiday and spent a few days or even weeks helping the orphanages.

Here is the link to a list of all the orphanages in Bali: Orphanages In Bali

Here is a little more about us and what we do to help the kids in Bali…

We are a charity based in the United Kingdom that helps children in Bali (Republic of Indonesia) to complete school education all the way from junior, to senior school, and beyond and maybe university education too. We support the kids with pens, books, uniforms and other essentials. 100% of your donations go to helping the children, your support and financial aid can make a difference.

Thanks,

Harriet

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Ginny September 16, 2009 at 8:43 am
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I am visiting Bali in a few weeks with my famiy and we would love to visit an orphanage and take some gifts… what should I take and who do I get in touch with to arrange a visit we are staying at kuta
thanks
Ginny

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Rhonda Logan December 16, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Hi

We were wondering if anyone could help us we are an Australian couple who have been married for 10years next August and have been unable to conceive.
We are now starting to investigate the adoption process. We were wondering if anyone could provide us with information on the process in Indonesia.

Would really appreciate any info or feedback.
Kind Regards
Rhonda & Greg Logan

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Rhonda Logan December 16, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Hi

We were wondering if anyone could help us we are an Australian couple who have been married for 10years next August and have been unable to conceive.
We are now starting to investigate the adoption process. We were wondering if anyone could provide us with information on the process in Indonesia.

Would really appreciate any info or feedback.
Kind Regards
Rhonda & Greg Logan

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Sharon Mackinnon February 5, 2010 at 6:11 am
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Hello
I was woundering weather Rhonda & Greg Logan, got any respones inregards to adoption in Indonesia.Myself and my husband are also interested in oversea’s adoption.Any information you could provide would be greatly appriciated.We are also in Australia(QLD).
Regards
Sharon Mackinnon

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