Balinese School Students Sponsored by Ocean Grove Rotary Club.
Rotary has partnered with Bali Smiles to pay a sponsorship fee for students to attend school for a year. This project fits with the provision of basic education and literacy which is one of Rotary area of focus.
Bali Smiles is a sponsorship program to assist impoverished Balinese families in the village of Munti Gunung send their children to school. Village assistance includes free health care at the Bali Smiles Health Clinic, a rice sponsorship program and livestock provision. See more at: https://www.facebook.com/bali.smiles/
The sponsorship pays for school tuition fees, uniforms, student workbooks and stationary items.
Students and parents are very thankful for the opportunity to continue their schooling. Gede Mangun’s mother said ‘Thank you so much, thank you for helping us. I thought my son would not get help, but, it has happened!’
Jan Johannesen of 'Bali Smiles' said "The name Bali Smiles came about from seeing the happy smiles on childrens’ faces when told they would be able to go to school, a basic right we take for granted. There were happy tears, shock and disbelief and then messages of heartfelt thanks from the families to the members of Ocean Grove Rotary Club for making this possible".
You can see their student reports by clicking the link under their photos.