Tonight we helped the Bali Life Foundation Street Centre staff with their weekly walk through the streets of Kuta to hand out food to children who sell souvenirs to tourists. They also provide fun child appropriate activities for the kids to do and tell them about the Street Centre where they can come and receive a free education.
After a busy day at Suwung (Year 11s) and the Denpasar Street Centre / Women’s Workshop (Year 10s) we went to Uluwatu Temple and Single Fin Beach. Expect to hear some interesting tales about the monkeys at Uluwatu and the amazing awesomeness of the sunset at Single Fin Bay. Incredible! Here are some pictures of Single Fin.
Day 2: year 10 Suwung Community centre.
Today the 7 year 10 girls headed out to the Suwung Community Centre. We travelled by bus and spent 4 hours interacting with the kids by playing games, doing activities and singing songs. We took the iPads which had various different learning activities such as literacy and numeracy. The children loved the iPads and our company. We enjoyed the traditional nasi goreng for lunch. We then had one of the ladies who worked at the centre, to give us a tour of the community. Suwung was very eye opening as they all live in the shadow of a massive plastic dump site. Looking at the living and the working conditions made us all grateful for what we have. We distributed bars of handmade soap to the members of the community. “Soap for Hope”. Overall, there are 300 families who live in the community. One house that we visited, had a total of 40 residents, 20 residing upstairs and 20 downstairs. Suwung was a great experience for us all and we loved bringing a smile to the kids faces and the people in the community.
– By Sarah and Abbey (Year 10)
We have acquired new SIM cards for our two groups. If you need to speak to us directly please call on one of the two numbers below:
Steve Meagher 0812 3892 5137
Donna Lund 0821 4500 2343
After arriving safely at Max One Hotel in Jimbaran, we changed our money and found a little restaurant to have lunch. The three ladies there were slightly overwhelmed to have 18 lunches to prepare! But it was good for business. After a refreshing watermelon juice, some of us went straight for the Nasi Goreng while others opted for a hamburger or the chicken parmigiana. We returned to the hotel and enjoyed an hour or so in the rooftop pool with the most magnificent northern facing view of the airport, the coast and the mountains beyond. Feeling totally chilled we ventured out again to meet Rachel and Lyn from Bali Life Foundation and join their Youth Group. We met a dozen local teenagers there and had fun chatting, playing some games and eating pizza. It’s been an action packed day. We are grateful to be here and ready for a good night’s sleep. Looking forward to tomorrow’s adventure.