Our Sex and Health Awareness impacts children in every region of Bali, providing essential knowledge on sex, health and protection.

condomGrowing Problems in Bali

Sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS, unplanned pregnancies, drug abuse, sexual abuse, prostitution, AIDS babies – all of these things are rapidly increasing in Bali.

Government figures in 2013 suggested the problem is growing exponentially, with more than 100 new HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed every month (and more undiagnosed), in comparison to 50 per month the previous year (2012) – a

smiles100% rise. [i] Latest figures in July 2015 suggested this figure has reached 150-180 new cases each month.[ii]

In April 2013, estimated cases of HIV/AIDS were 7,400 [iii]. By December 2014 this figure has increased to 10,371. Officials estimate the real figure could be up to 26,000. [iv]

The most at risk individuals have been highlighted as heterosexual youngsters between 20-29. The Australian reports children are “bearing the brunt of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Bali”.[v]

Sadly, Bali also has many cases of abuse towards children. This is a rising problem that we are committed to working to stop.

presentingSex Education Workshops

Bali Children’s Project works with schools and villages in Bali to deliver sexual education workshops. The aim of the workshop are to help children to understand sex and make informed decisions in the future.

Sex education is not part of the formal Indonesian curriculum.

Our program is the only program we know of in groupBali, that is pro actively addressing prevention through school workshops in every area.

There is a special focus on HIV and AIDS, drugs and teenage pregnancy.

Our team travel to over 40 schools a year and impact 1,000’s of children in every single region of Bali.

testCommunity Awareness Workshops

In the same areas as our Sex Education Workshops, we also undertake Community Awareness Workshops.

Designed for adults, these workshops invite communities are similar, shorter versions of the Sex Education Workshops in schools, but focusing on adult issues.

Community members learn about all the issues surrounding sexual justioneducation, HIV and AIDS, drugs and how to keep their children safe. 

Accessing parents and the wider community enables us to give a holistic education to entire communities. This knowledge, left with the community is aimed at giving them the ability to make

 

protectChild Protection Workshops

Our child protection workshops are aimed at informing younger children of the signs and dangers of abuse – as well as what they can do.

The sensitive workshops includes video showing, questions and answers and games to help younger children know how to react in certain situations.

The workshops were set up in response to a growing number of abuse cases. As with the other workshops, the program aims to provide a proactive approach, focusing on prevention.