Seven Students Newly Sponsored to Stay in School

We are delighted to report seven new sponsorships for children who were on the verge of dropping out of school. With our latest kind donors sponsoring seven students, it is a huge turning point in their lives.

Bali Children’s Project thanks our kind new sponsors in May of Ellie, Draven, Liz & Matthew, Blooming Lotus Yoga, Lisa and Bali Dynasty Resort.

With many children about to enter a new academic year, sponsorships are the only thing keeping them in school.

Sadly, many children still drop out of school in Bali. Often, this is due to financial pressure and the inability of families to pay associated school fees. For families in poverty, there are limited options or opportunities for the future.

Now these seven children can graduate thanks to their kind sponsors. In July, Bali Children’s Project host our Graduation Party for our 125 graduating students. It’s a poignant moment to see children graduate who previously would have dropped out. We look forward to the day these latest sponsored students will graduate too.

School Dropout Risk in Bali

Statistics in Bali of school graduations are quite shocking.

In Bali the official figures of attendance are:

Primary/Elementary School: 99.5% (one in every two hundred do not graduate)

Junior High School: 97.85% (two in every one hundred do not graduate)

Senior High School: 83.84% (one in six students do not graduate)

The figures for senior high school graduation are also higher in the most built-up, higher income areas (Kabupaten Badung) at 90.79%, while more rural lower income areas are far lower (Kabupaten Bangli has only 74.47% graduation rate).

The official graduation numbers show 98,896 students graduating in 2022. Based on this figure being 83.84% of documented students, this suggests that 19,062 students did not graduate from high school in 2022.

The above figures do not account for undocumented students/children, who are more likely to be from families of poverty. Our estimate is that up to one in four students will not graduate from school.

Our sponsorship waiting list is updated daily. If you’d like to read about students currently needing help to stay in school, visit this page.

Sponsor a Student for School

One in five students will never graduate from high school. You can help them to stay in school and escape the cycle of poverty forever.