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
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.
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.
Our program is the only program we know of in Bali, 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.
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.
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
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 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.