26th November 2015.
Thanksgiving was especially poignant today, as we are able to announce another child has been sponsored, this time by our own staff member, Opy.
In Western society, gaining a complete high school education can be all too often taken for granted. But in Bali, the reality is different for so many children from poor families.
So when Bali Children’s Project staff member Opy gave a special Thanksgiving sponsorship to Ni Kadek Widi Asih, there were smiles of thanks all around.
Opy runs the BCP Sex Ed/HIV Program, helping thousands of children across Bali. Opy also goes one step further setting up our new library and reading program in Penestanan. Her passion for helping children is what makes her such an amazing member of staff for Bali Children’s Project.
Although Opy does not directly deliver our Sponsorship Program, she showed her belief in our work once again, this time through sponsoring Widi Asih.
When Opy heard of 9 year old Ni Kadek Widi Asih needing a sponsor so she could be sure of continuing school, she felt an immediate need to help personally.
Widi Asih was high on our list of children needing sponsorship. Her family live in such poverty, it was unlikely Widi Asih would make it through school.
It’s a Thanksgiving we can really appreciate, as we are able to provide opportunities for children in Bali who would otherwise struggle to complete school.
Bringing food and school supplies, she also brought a huge smile to Widi Asih’s sweet face. True to her belief that everyone can help personally in some way, Opi is sponsoring Widi Asih, and as usual answering her personal call to serve others.
We are so proud, honoured and blessed to have Opy on our team. And we so so thankful that sponsors like Opy can be here to help children in Bali.
This Thanksgiving, we also thank all our staff and supporters who enable us to change children’s lives every day. Thanks to you, their futures are a lot brighter!