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 100% 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]

Latest government reports there was a total number of 18,673 confirmed cases of HIV and AIDS in Bali – it’s the latest figure in a worrying rising trend.

 

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.

In 2017, we’ll be travelling to over 55 schools and working with 90+ KSPAN groups.

KSPAN Club Development

The key element of Sex Education Workshops is giving schools the ability and ownership to educate themselves and their communities.

That’s why our program develops ‘KSPAN’ clubs – a sort of Sex Education Club that each high school in Bali is obliged to have – to develop real aims, targets and goals.

With ongoing guidance, support
and incentives from Bali Children’s Project, each club has the responsibility to educate their community.

Each clubs automatically enter into a competition to be crowned one of the top 10 KSPAN clubs in Bali. The winners are the clubs that show most improvement, dedication and impact – based on their activity reports.

Inspiring KSPAN clubs is a key way of impacting their wider schools and communities. Currently, many KSPAN clubs lack the resource and ability to truly educate others.

Teacher Development

As well as inspiring students, many teachers are keen to gain information so they can better inform their students.

During our sex education workshops, teachers in all schools are invited to a teacher-only development session, where we give advice and support, including a questions and answers session.

Teaching teachers is our way of helping schools to provide key information to potentially 1000s of children.

 

Teachers we meet are all keen to develop their skills to deal with situations surrounding sex. While not in their formal training as teachers, this session offers insights and development that could prove critical to a youngster in need.

Teachers are also involved in our KSPAN Development Workshops, with each teacher assigned to help support the KSPAN group in their school.

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