There were jubilant celebrations from children and parents in Ubud as Bali Children’s Project opened our first permanent pre-school and library.
After operating for over 10 years from a small office that doubled up as a pre-school for local children, we finally opened our dedicated new school on 8th January.
The new build is a dream come true for the registered Yayasan (Indonesia) and non-profit 501c3 (USA). Now local children have a permanent and dedicated school to start them on their educational journey.
An official opening of the school took place, with students and parents attending, as well as funders and local supporters.
With a capacity of 40 students aged from three to five, Bali Children’s Project anticipate a huge step in young Balinese children’s educational careers.
‘Early stage education is absolutely crucial to the development of children’ commented Linda Venter, BCP Founder.
‘With so few pre schools in Bali, we are pleased to not only have this great new school, but also have the ability to support other pre schools’.
The opening celebrations were made extra special by the guests of honor, Komang Soni and Komang Pande, both former students who graduated through school thanks to sponsorship from Bali Children’s Project.
It was a proud moment to see Soni and Komang open the school. We hope that the children here today will follow in their footsteps and achieve their dreams.
The Bali Children’s Project run a variety of programs to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds educational needs. Their projects include providing school sponsorships for poor families, HIV & AIDS awareness,
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About The Bali Children’s Project: The Bali Children’s Project are a registered Yayasan in Indonesia and is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit foundation registered in California. (EIN: 26-0014889) and Bali.
The non-profit focuses on ‘escaping poverty through education’ by providing sponsorships, sex education (HIV & AIDS), pre-school education and access to traditional teaching gardens.
The Bali Children’s Project is a long established non-profit in Bali, having been working since 1990. Their office is located in Penestanan Kaja, Ubud in between the Bali Banjar and Café Vespa.