Bali Children’s Project are delighted to announce that young Putu Sudarja has been sponsored, just days after our appeal on his behalf.

Putu’s sponsorship eases the pressure that is upon his family of 11. It means, he can go to school without having to worry that next month, he may not be able to afford the costs.

Our sponsorships are administered closely to ensure children go to – and stay – in school. For Putu to achieve his dream of becoming a policeman, he will only be able to make it if he can finish school. He now has a chance of this thanks to his sponsor Leslie.

If you can become a sponsor, please see our regularly updated Sponsorship Page or contact us at

By becoming a sponsor, you will gain regular updates of your sponsor’s progress in school and of course the knowledge that you are helping change somebody’s life through education.

Below is Putu’s translated letter to his potential sponsor.

A PUTU SUDIRJA BY BALEI always get up at 6 o’clock in the morning and I usually sweep the floor after I get up. I take a bath in the river, put on my school uniform, pray to the God and then go to school. When I arrive at the school I put my bag in the classroom. Before study begins, I play in the yard with my friends. After the bell is ringing, we enter the classroom and we start to study. We get a break time for a while and then we enter the classroom to study again. After that we go home together by walking. When I arrive home I usually work to help my mother to get money, so I can get an allowance for my school. I go back home in the afternoon. I take a bath in the river and then eat a very simple meal with my family. After eating, I study and then I sleep with my family in one bedroom.

I am 9 years old. I am in the 3rd grade of elementary school and I study at SD N 3 Bongkasa. I have one younger brother and one younger sister. I live in Bongkasa village with my parents, but my younger brother and younger sister live with our aunt and uncle. My father and mother are workers. I live with eleven family members. We live in a verysimple house, because we are from poor family. In our house, we only have one bedroom and I sleep with my parents. We don’t have a toilet, so we have to go to the river to take a bath. We don’t have enough and healthy food to eat. My father has vertigo disease, so it makes us so sad.

I also usually help my family’s finance by carrying the liquid propane gas. I usually do that after study at school. Sometimes I play football because my hobbies are playing football & cycling. I also study together with my friends.A FAMILY ROOM OF PUTU SUDURJA

My favorite subjects are Religion and Math. I love study so much, that is why I want to study until graduate from University because I want to help my family, I want to get a better job and a better life, but I am from a poor family. My parents can’t pay my school needs, so I really need this sponsorship to continue my study.

When I grow up I want to be a policeman. At the school I don’t get English subject because I am still in the 3rd grade of elementary school and that starts in fourth grade, but I want to have an English course, because I realize English is so important for me. We can’t afford for me to take an extra English course now. If I can get this sponsorship, I promise I will study hard, do the best for my study, for my family, for myself and I really thanks to you.


Putu Sudirja