Contact Us

Questions or comments? 

CONTACT The Bali Orphanage directly at baliorphanagetuka@yahoo.co.id or you can call them at:
+62 361 7473827

Packages may be sent to the orphanage directly at this address:

PANTI ASUHAN KATOLIK ” SIDHI ASTU”
JLN RAYA TUKA NO 34, BANJAR TUKA,DESA DALUNG, BADUNG-BALI-INDONESIA.

Thanks for caring!

This website was created for and donated to The Bali Orphanage by “Give Jewelry” – an online bracelet store that supports orphanages throughout Indonesia. www.givebracelets.com

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475 responses to “Contact Us

  1. Katie Vanderveen

    Hello, my name is Katie and my husband and I will be in Bali the first week f March 2015 and would like to come visit the orphanage and help out if possible. We will be staying in Negara. Do you need anything brought over? Clothes, school supplies, etc? Thank you

    • Hi Katie,

      I am looking to go and bring donations in a few weeks when I travel to Bali. I noticed not much activity on this site and was wondering if you ended up traveling to this orphanage. Please feel free to email me, I would love to hear how it went!

      ztw2748@rit.edu

      Thank you!
      Zachary

  2. Miranda Lindsay

    Hey,
    I Have a stack of clothes i would like to send over to bali for anyone who needs them, women or children.
    How do i go about this?

    Thanks, Miranda

  3. Hello
    my family and I are visiting Bali in January 2012 and would like to visit the orphanage. We were thinking of bringing school supplies for the children (pens, textas etc.).

    Also, does the Give Jewelery site now only sell bracelets? When i first looked at it there was a range of pendants.
    regards
    Ruth

  4. Hi,
    I’m a 26 year old swiss girl and I would like to come for a visit or help out as a volunteer for a few days…
    I’ll arrive in Denpasar today and I’m free from the 1st December.
    I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

    Evodie Rossé

  5. I would love to visit your orphanage when I visit between december 18-26th. I am a primary school teacher and would love to give some hours teaching reading or any other area you may use me with,
    Kind regards
    Tricia

  6. Hi My husband, Jeff, my adult daughter, Tess & I , Trudi are coming to Bali & would like to visit on Dec 25th. We would like to bring rice, noodles (indomi) & perhaps eggs if that is something that you need. Also we are happy to donate our time to help around the place.

  7. Hi, my name is Tracy, and along with my 3 teenage daughters, taylor, Hunter, and Mackenzie,,we would love to give up a day of our holiday to come and help out at your orphanage if possible, we will be in Indonesia (Bali) from 14th february – 21st february 2012.
    we were wondering if this is possible and how we go about this, what do we need to do?
    we look forward to hearing from you.
    thank you

    Tracy Pomery and Girls

  8. dear bali orphanage, my name is belinda. my family & i are coming to bali on the 18th december & will be there for just over 3 weeks. we are staying with my sister inlaw who lives in canggu. i really want to bring my husband & 2 children (10 & 6 yrs old) to visit your orphanage, & help out where we can. i also want to bring aome things that your orphanage & the children need. could you please email me dates & times of when it is suitable for us to visit, & also a list of things you need.
    i really look forward to hearing from you. best regards, belinda gan.

  9. Dear Sir
    I learned your web site from Bali orphanage list .
    I will be in Bali on 8 to 13 December and I would like to visit your orphanage
    for hearing about orphanages situation in Indonesia
    We have a some new idea for maintaining each orphanage good economical situation without donation.
    Is there any chance to meet your stuff then?

    Best Regards
    Masaaki Hirose
    ASIUS INC. Association

  10. I will be in Bali in late December/ early January this year and I am hoping to set up a visit at the orphanage. Please let me know if this should be arranged ahead of time or if stopping in is alright.

    Thank you!
    Robin

  11. Hi,
    My boyfriend and I are coming to Bali from the 1st to the 14th of Feb. We would love to volunteer at the orphanage. We are both 25 and would be interested in teaching, cleaning, playing, absolutely anything. Thanks for your time,
    Ella.

  12. Hello,
    My partner and i are coming to Bali on the 1st of December. I have a number of infants clothing ranging from size 0000 to 0 and alot of pens, pencils and texters as well as pencil cases, bags and many toy cars. Would these items be useful to you? If you can use these we would love to come and visit to pass them onto you. I am am more than willing to buy food items and medical items once i arrive in Bali and bring those along also.
    Kind regards,
    Shannon

  13. Eleonora & Luigi

    Dear all,
    my name is Eleonora and I’m writing from Italy. I found your contact surfing in internet. In the next month of december my husband and me will be in Bali for a couple of week and we will be very happy to come and visit the Sister Esther orphanage, we have some present (clothes and so on) for her little and big guests.

    Besides, we’d like to know if it’s possible to have a direct e-mail contact with Sisters to see if they have any other particular need.

    Hoping to hear from you very soon.

    Regards,
    Eleonora & Luigi

  14. Hello 🙂
    My name is Ayu and I am 18 years old. I currently live in Germany and I’ll be graduating from school this coming June.
    Since I am half-German and half-Indonesian, I am really interested in travelling to Indonesia in summer 2012 in order to become a long-term volunteer at an orphonage. Could you therefore please tell me more about volunteering with you?

    Kindest Regards,
    Ayu

  15. Hi, My name is Nicole i am coming to Bali on the 18th of November.
    im hoping to visit the orphange and bring along a bag of goodies for the children…im hoping to visit on the 20th or 22nd of november.
    please can you reply back to me soon as i leave shortly and would love to meet the children.
    thanks x

  16. Hello.

    I am a student from Singapore and I’m looking to volunteer at an orphanage as a means to contribute to society over my holidays at the end of the year. I will be traveling with a group of friends, and we are all English speaking and well versed in basic to intermediate maths and science skills. Many of us also play sports like soccer and rugby. We are looking forward to sharing whatever useful knowledge we have with children. Can you tell us more about what we can do to help?

    Thank you.

  17. Hi ,
    My name is Molly I am 15 years old. I have been interested in taking a few weeks of my school and coming to volunteer with you for a week or two. I would like to come over early next year like march. If i could it would be great to stay on site and also maybe between the 1st and 15th of March. Can you please get back to me asap. As i have to book my flights.

  18. hello there, my partner and i are visiting bali from the 10ths to the 21st of november and would love to come and visit. > we would like to donate some supplies for the children and know what you are in need of most. Are the items listed on the current needs page still current ? eg: undergarments, shoes, socks and clothing. Is there any thing else, school supplies perhaps ? we also have a large collection of childrens storybooks to give along with a few other surprises. We hope to hear from you soon as we are leaving soon.

    very kind regards from Janelle and daniel

  19. Hi
    I am planning on a visit to the orphanage sometime between 25th and 27th of November. I am bringing my 2 daughters, a friend and her daughter.. We would love to come and meet the children? What would suit you best?? Also what sort of school supplies do you need as we would love to buy the children some supplies?? Looking foward to your reply
    Thank

  20. hi there!
    i am coming to bali on the 1st of december and leaving the 8th of december and was wondering if myself and 3 other people would be able to come over and visit the kids one afternoon! we are able to bring some gifts for the kids and would love to spend some time with them! let us know a date and time that suits you 🙂

    from molly fry

  21. Hi there! I am planning on taking some time off from school in January to do some volunteering in Indonesia, and would love to know about your orphanage and the possibility of me coming for a month and volunteering with you! Let me know if this is a possibility, Thank you!

    -Hillary

  22. I would love to come and be a long-term volunteer for your orphanage. But I would like to find out more about being a volunteer. Is that a need that you have? I have my degree in Psychology and Studio Art and love to do art groups with kids, I’m an artist, and an aspiring psychologist/social worker. I also just got back from the Peace Corps from working as a health volunteer in Guatemala.

  23. Hi there,
    Myself and my close friend Nel are coming to Bali this Friday Nov 4th. We would love to come visit you all on Monday 7th. We have a few things we would like to give. Would this be ok? Is there a time that is best?
    Kind Regards,
    Pausha.

  24. Hi 🙂
    Myself and my family are visiting bali on the 9th-19th November. We would love to come and visit you all, and bring some goodies for the children. Do I make an appointment, or just simply turn up? What are the current needs of the children right now?

  25. Hi, my family(myself, husband and 2 kids) are coming to Bali on Thursday. We ould like to bring some clothes/toileties or shoes or whatever you re currntly needing wih us. Can you send me a list of your current needs please? Thanks Susan

  26. Hi,

    Ill be in Bali in a fortnight from Australia. I see on your current needs page that flip flops are required. This was posted in July and may be outdated. Are there any other items that are needed? Electrical goods? Books? Board games? Ball Games? etc

    Look forward to your reply.
    Alex

  27. Hello, 🙂
    I’m a 26yr old English girl. I plan to move out to Indonesia in November and I was wondering if you were looking for any helpers. I’d really like to get into working with children in need and help out in any way I can, so I’ve started emailing orphanages. It’d be great to hear from you – even if just for advice.
    Thank you for your time,
    Hannah

  28. Hi there!
    My name is Nadine and i am coming to Bali on the 29th of October
    (so in a week from today) and leave on the 6th.
    Some time during the week. more than likely around 1pm onwards, myself and 3 others would like to come and visit the orphanage!!
    Two males and two females aged between 19- 26yrs of age.
    What date would be best or can we come at any day during the week?
    Also, what are the necessities for the orphanage at the moment?
    Thank you 🙂

  29. Marisa D'Ambrosio

    Hi, my name is Marisa. I have spent over 12 years in childcare. At present I have the opportunity to offer my time to help your great cause. Could you please contact me and let me know if you have any need for a long term carer ( or any other roles you may have). Really looking forward to your response.

  30. Hi There,

    I would like to email someone about volunteering fo 4-6weeks. Please can I have an email address and contact number?

    Thank you 🙂

  31. Hello,
    My name is Cristina and we are creating a platform to support different initiatives in Bali. We think you are doing a great job and we would like to collaborate with you. I’d like to come to visit you and see what is the best way to help you.
    Thanks and again congratulations for your job.
    Cristina.

  32. Hi
    My name is Dee. I am from Australia. I am a primary school teacher at St. Mary’s School Mt. Evelyn in Victoria. I am planning a trip to Bali in June or July next year. I would love to visit and do some volunteer work for the orphanage. As I am a teacher it would wonderful to be able to help teach the children English or help in the classroom or orphanage. I would be able to volunteer for a week.
    I look forward to hearing from you
    Dee

  33. I am coming next week to bali with my family and we would like to visit on thursday 20th what would be a good time and can we bring the children tioletries and stationary or is there something else that they require .There is 5 of us coming if that is ok thankyou Belinda from Perth

  34. Hi Charlie,
    Wow you have touched my heart with you stories, kindness and selflessness. You have both motivated me and inspired me to visit and give back to the Orphanage while I am in Bali. My fiance and I will be in Bali for the month of January 2012. We were hoping to help out for 4-5 days. I am a registered nurse and he is a fabricator. We would love to come spend some time with the children and help out!

    Warm regards,
    Lindsey

  35. Hi, I am keen to drop by the Maria Goretti Orphanage while in Bali end of the month. Can I ask if the Desa Dalung address is for which orphanage? Tuka Orphanage or Maria Goretti? Thanks.

  36. hi we are coming to visit bali in november with our daughters and wish to come visit the orphanage. are we abe to do so on thursday 3 november? and what time would suit best. Also we are wanting to know more about which children require sponsorship and also how much schooing costs are, for donations towards it.
    Thankyou
    Donna, Carly, Samarah,
    kj, emma & taliyah (the daughters)

  37. Hi, My name is Rebecca and I am coming to Bali from January 5th -14th. I am travelling with 3 other friends also. We would love to come and offer our time one day. I am a teacher in Australia and am very interested in helping such a fantastic place.
    Let me know if this is possible. Thank you Rebecca

  38. My family of 16 , 8 of whom are children [17 to 8] would like to come and see the children and to bring gifts on the 25th December 2011

    Is this day suitable?

    Thanks

    Pamela

  39. Kellie Whitehead

    Good Morning! I am heading to Bali with my Husband week commencing the 23rd of October and would love to spend some time with you and your extended family! We would love to help out wherever possible and bring from Australia some donated items. Can you please confirm what your most needed items are at the moment? What day and and time is best to visit? Thanks, Kellie

  40. HI Charlie,
    My name is Liz and I am coming to Bali in January and would like to visit and know what I might be able to do or bring to assist the orphanage.
    I can be contacted on rokka6108@gmail.com. I need to know if the children speak English or if I will need to learn some of their language.
    I would be happy to stay for a week or two in January to help out.

    Cheers,
    Liz

  41. Hi there,

    Am planning a day trip with my wife and 3 kids (aged 9, 5 and 2) and was hoping to spend a bit of time playing with the kids and helping out if required. Probably on 19th, 20th or 21st October would be best for us. What day would be best for you? Also, would like to donate some clothes, but I hear you are full – what other things can we bring from Australia to donate? Looking forward to visiting!

  42. Dear Sirs,
    We have students from our department of education and social studies, who very much would like to go to an orphanage in Bali for their practice placement period.
    The period is from February 1st until July 31st, 2012.
    Will it be possible for you to welcome our students in this period?
    Thank you very much for an early reply!
    Yours faithfully,
    Mrs. Kirsten Nyholm

  43. Hello. My name is Christina and I was looking to do some volunteering overseas. Could you please tell me more about volunteering with you.

  44. Myself, my friend, and our 8yr old daughters are coming to bali in the first week of November this year. We would love to come for a visit, and the girls are very excited and putting clothes & toys aside to donate already. We are thinking anytime between the 3rd and 5th of November. Do we book in? Or will these dates be fine to just come by?

    Samarah

  45. Hi Charlie,

    Blessings for all the wonderful things you do! I wanted to ask a favour as I can’t find the answer on the net. I’ve been to Bali once and stayed with a lovely family. Now they are in trouble and I want to help as they have lost their house. I wanted to pay for their child’s school fees but I can’t find out how much without insulting the lady – he is a boy of about 14 or 15 and so probably in a very simple high school. Could you please give me a rough estimate of what the school fees are in Bali?

    Many thanks!

    Celie

    • Hi Celie – Glad you wrote!
      The costs of school for someone that age is about 15us to 45us per month (the 45 being a VERY nice private school)
      Just be careful of sending all your savings before confirming the situation in person. It is very common to get taken in by a situation like this only to find out later that everything was not what it seemed. Not to discourage your generosity, but just use your best judgement.

  46. I will be visiting Bali with one of my friend in October 21-22nd 2011. I was wondering when will be a good time to visit the children and whom should I contact with in regards to my visit?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Lee!
      You can just show up on any weekday after 1pm. (that is when the kids get home from school) Any of the Sisters and staff will be able to show you around and introduce you to the children. Thanks for caring!

  47. Hello,
    We are planning a holiday in Bali at the end of November, 2011. I will be travelling with my two sons aged 24 years old. We would like the opportunity to visit the children and maybe we could read them some Aussie stories, plus the two boys Jay and Aaron can also help with any school work the older children may have. Both boys have worked within our community here in Perth with the disadvantaged and marginalised youth.

    We would appreciate a response from you so we can organise our visit to your organisation.

    Thank you
    Sandi

    • Hi Sandi and Sons!
      Happy to hear that you would like to help out and visit with the children! You can just show up on any weekday after 1pm when the kids are just arriving from school. Any of the Sisters or staff can help you out. There is not a way to arrange anything ahead of time as communication is difficult, so just showing up works best.
      Safe travels to you!

  48. Hi,
    My friend and I are coming to Bali during mid January and would love to volunteer in anything or any projects you guys need.

    Many thanks,
    Amanda

    • Hi Amanda – glad you wrote and happy to hear that you would like to help!
      The only current way to apply for a volunteer position is in person. Sister Clemensia (the person in charge) has now asked to meet with anyone that is interested in volunteering, so there is not a way to do it before hand. The orphanage is so full that you need to make your own arrangements for accommodations. Sister C. is usually available any weekday from 9am to 12, but you might have to make a trip or 2 to catch her for sure. You can also try emailing them at pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id and see if you can set up a meeting ahead of time.
      Thanks for caring!

  49. Hi I am coming to Bali in March 2012, is there any problem with customs getting in donated clothes. Do we need a letter to prove the items are for the orphanage?
    Thank You Julie

    • Hi Julie!
      I have never had a problem getting clothes through customs. Just write “yatim piatu – clothes” on the outside of the box. (loosely translated that means without parents or orphaned) and you’ll probably just get some very sincere “thank you’s” from the customs agents if you get your things looked through.
      Thanks for helping Julie!

  50. Hello
    My name is Madeleine and I am travelling to Bali on December 13th, 2011 from Cairns Australia. I would love to get the chance to come to the orphange meet the children, play, do arts and crafts or anything else that they enjoy. Do I need to arrange a day and time? And is this orphange in Tuka? Since I am a solo traveller what would be my best means of travel? I am just seeking as much information on getting there ect as possible.

    Thanks, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards,
    Madeleine

    • Hi Madeleine!
      Communication is difficult, so it is best to just show up any weekday after 1pm. Have a look on the Map and Transportation pages of this site for info on getting there.
      Thanks for helping!

  51. I would love to know how you go about sponsoring a child at your orphanage.

    • Hi Sandy!
      Right now it is only possible through making a visit and arranging sponsorship with Sister Corry. If you would like to help out from right where you are at, please have a look at these two other orphanages that their same order works with on the islands of Timor and Sumba. I have just returned to Bali from a visit with both places and their needs are shocking. You can find the info here. http://thegiveteam.com/2011/09/25/sumba-timor-orphanages/
      Thanks for writing!

    • Hi Sandy!
      The only way is to make a visit in person and arrange it directly with Sister Corry. If you would like to help right away with some of the other orphanages that their same organization works with on other islands that have great immediate needs, you can find info and addresses on this post: http://thegiveteam.com/2011/09/25/sumba-timor-orphanages/
      Thank you for your generosity!

  52. my partner & I are visiting Bali later this year.. we both have experience & a huge passion for working with children in need(I’m a social worker & he is a teacher) & we would love to spend an afternoon (or two) volunteering our time at the orphanage.. we would be available to visit on the 1st and/or 2nd December.

    • Hi Jenna!
      Both of those days would work great if you just showed up after 1pm when the children are getting home from school. You can find info and a map on getting to the orphanage on this website. Thanks for your generosity!

  53. hello my name is Janet (jan) i have moved from brisbane queensland australia to bali canggu area,i have visited the Tuka orphange and another 1 which i’m sorry but can not remember the name but was not far from where i ive now, and that was some years ago, i have been reading the stories and a lot of people coming to bali for only a few days and haven’t got time to take there donations to the orphanages,,so i was thinking maybe thats a way for me to help as i can meet them at the airport and take to the orphanages for them,i have my own transport so wouldn’t cost them to pay for a taxi and you would know it got there. you can email me on this address if i can help,, if i can help i will set up another email address as i’m sure i will be busy, thank you jan x

    • Wow Janet – what a generous offer!
      The best thing to do would be to meet directly with Sister Clemensia and arrange a plan with her. Just show up any morning between 9 and 12 (you might have to make a visit or two to make it happen) Your help will be much appreciated and will definitely make a big difference.
      Thanks for helping!

  54. Hello, My boyfriend (26yo) and I (24yo) are holidaying in Bali from 23-30 October 2011.
    We would be interested in coming to visit one afternoon, and would be very happy to be able to contribute some items which the children require.
    Please let us know what would be beneficial for us to contribute.
    We are travelling from Australia.
    Is it possible to visit at some during our holiday?
    With thanks, Megan

    • Hi Megan! Both orphanages on Bali that are run by these Sisters are in good shape with their basic needs and have requested help with just the children’s school fees. If you would like to help some of the other orphanages their organization works with that do not get much help at all, please have a look at this post here for more info and addresses that you can send food and clothing to. http://thegiveteam.com/2011/09/25/sumba-timor-orphanages/!

      Thanks for caring!

  55. Hi. Myself and my sister and two friends of ours are heading over to Bali mid January to early February 2012. During this time we would really like to take the opportunity to visit the orphanage for 3 or 4 days to meet the children and assist with any tasks you may need doing. Cleaning? Activities? etc. What is the best way to arrange this if this is at all possible? Is there an email address I can use to contact to arrange this please? Would really appreciate any feedback you can give. Best wishes. Sarah

    • Hi Sarah!
      The only current way to apply for a volunteer position is in person. Sister Clemensia (the person in charge) has now asked to meet with anyone that is interested in volunteering, so there is not a way to do it before hand. The orphanage is so full that you need to make your own arrangements for accommodations. Sister C. is usually available any weekday from 9am to 12, but you might have to make a trip or 2 to catch her for sure. You can also try emailing them at pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id and see if you can set up a meeting ahead of time.
      Thanks so much for writing!

  56. Hello,
    We will be travelling to Bali with my daughter (9 years old) in mid December. I would like to arrange to spend a day or two at the orphanage (day visits) to help out with any tasks we can and also for my daughter to spend some time with the children. Can you please advise if it will be ok to do this and which day would be best for us to visit.

    Thanks,

    Megan.

    • Hi Megan!
      Any weekday would be great if you showed up after 1pm when the children get home from school. Just let them know that you would like to help out right when you get there and they should be able to help you. (any of the staff or Sisters)
      Thank you for your generosity!

  57. HI my name is Rebecca and my husban and children and myself would love to come and visit you .We arive in bali on the 2nd of October.can you tell me a good day and time that we can come.Thanks Rebecca Glynn

    • Hi Rebecca!
      I see that you are already on Bali and hope you get this. (I’ve just returned from 2 other off island orphananges that this same organization works with and am just now getting caught up on email etc) You can just show up any weekday after 1pm when the children get home from school.
      I hope you are able to connect – thanks for caring!

  58. I am very interested in volunteering while I am in Ubud. I will be there from october 1 – 31st. Im a college graduate who would love to volunteer my services .
    Alison
    Baliamv@gmail.com

    • Hi Alison – glad to here that you would like to help! The best thing to do is to meet with Sister Clemensia and make a plan with her. (she is in charge) She is usually available most weekdays after 9am. Have a look at the website for a map on how to get there.
      Thanks for helping!

  59. Hello!
    I hope this message finds you well! Next year in January, my Mother, Aunty, Sister and I are coming to Bali for 2-3 weeks and we would love to volunteer at the orphanage, and just spend time with the children if that is okay? My Aunty and I have both worked with small children for many years, I am studying to be a Teacher, my Sister is a Hairdresser and my Mum manages a large supermarket here in Australia. We want to give our time and help out during our time in Bali, as we have genuine, heartfelt compassion for others and believe it is the least we could do whilst visiting your beautiful country. Looking forward to hearing back from you and very excited about visiting you all and the children.
    Warmest regards and best wishes,
    Bec Saville

    • Hi Bec – glad you wrote and happy to hear that you would like to help!
      The only current way to apply for a volunteer position is in person. Sister Clemensia (the person in charge) has now asked to meet with anyone that is interested in volunteering, so there is not a way to do it before hand. The orphanage is so full that you need to make your own arrangements for accommodations. Sister C. is usually available any weekday from 9am to 12, but you might have to make a trip or 2 to catch her for sure. You can also try emailing them at pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id and see if you can set up a meeting ahead of time.
      Thank you for your generosity!

  60. I am a Japanese university student doing a thesis on “Japanese Overseas Volunteer Trips.”

    For my research, I need some feedback from the host side of such volunteer trips. Therefore, I took the liberty of sending you an email with some questions, hoping you could help me by answering them.

    My concern is:
    many Japanese young people travel to overseas facilities like yours to give volunteer support. However, there is a doubt that whether their support is really beneficial.

    Please kindly give me your answer to following questions:

    1. Have any Japanese volunteer visited your facility to give support in the past?

    2. If yes, what activities by them were beneficial to you?

    * did you encounter any problems by the visit?

    3. If no, will you be interested in having such people in the future?

    4. Any comments to such volunteer trips would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much for your kind support.

    Yours very truly

    • Hi Aimi!
      My sincere apologies for taking so long to get to you. I am currently in Bali and have just visited 2 other orphanages that these same Sisters work with on the islands of Timor and Sumba. There is not an “official” volunteer program, but volunteering can be set up on Bali if you meet directly with the Sister in charge, Sister Clemensia. I know that a team from Japan was at their orphanage the day of the tsunami in Japan. (I am still very sad to think about all that happened that day – I volunteered teaching English in Tokyo 20 years ago) The team did not know what had happened till much later that day.
      Please try contacting the orphanage directly at this email if you have any further questions. pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id
      Thanks so much for your interest to help!

  61. lesley and Robert

    Hi,
    We are coming to bali on 7th October for around 3 weeks.
    We are bringing a suitcase of babies clothes over, would these be suitable for any babies you might have?

  62. Hello,
    We are lucky enough to be visiting Bali from the 27th Sept to 5th October.
    We would love to come out and visit and help where needed.
    Please let me know how we can best assist and what goods are most needed at the moment or if cas would be preferred.
    Best Regards Jane

    • Hi Jane!
      My sincere apologies for not getting to you sooner as I see you are leaving tomorrow. If you are able to make it, it would be best to just show up. The younger kids are always there and the older ones come home from school right after 1pm

  63. Hi,
    My wife and I are going to be in Bali this October (she is a paediatric nurse and I am an accountant). We were wondering whether we could come and volunteer with you for 7 days? We’re happy to get stuck in with whatever is needed. The dates we would anticipate visiting are from sunday 9th october to saturday 15th.
    We’d love to hear your thoughts, please get in touch!
    Pete

    • Pete and Bethany! My sincere apologies for only getting to you now.
      The only way to volunteer is to meet directly with Sister Clemensia and make a plan with her. She is usually available after 9am but you might have to make a trip or two to get her for sure.
      Again, I am sorry for not getting to you sooner and I hope it all works out.

  64. Hi.
    I would like to contact someone regarding making a day visit and donation to the orphanage. We are visiting Bali between the 11th and 21st of October 2011. It would be great to establish a current “list of needs” so I can source as some materials before my flight.
    I am Australian, male, 26, living in Sydney.
    Kind Regards
    Pete

    • Hi Pete – glad to hear you would like to help!
      The 2 orphanages in Bali are doing great on all of their basic needs and have now only requested help with the children’s school fees. You can also have a look at the other orphanages that this same group of Sisters work with on other islands as their needs are very great at the moment. I just go t back from both of these orphanages and wrote a post here. http://thegiveteam.com/2011/09/25/sumba-timor-orphanages/

  65. Hi, we are coming to Bali on Wednesday 21st September and staying in Canggu and would love to come and visit. Do you need any baby toys & Clothes I have lots and if you need them I can bring them over. King regards Kim

  66. Hi again, I’m also wondering what the name of the orphange which is closest to Legian.Thank you
    Jan

  67. Hi, we are travelling to Bali from the 27th Sept until the 8th Oct, we have packed some goodies and would love to come and visit the Children,is any time O.K .’Kind Regards
    Jan

  68. How are you? I hope you are doing well.

    I will be travelling to Indonesia for 3 weeks in early October. Instead of sight-seeing, I would love to contribute some time in helping local community.

    I am an English teacher and activities organizer in Hong Kong for some years. I can also play piano. When I was in my Uni, I used to work in an orphanage in Cambodia to assist the daily life of these children. The experience with the children made me a suitable candidate to volunteer.

    I am welcome with different tasks, no matter it’s indoor or outdoor. I am available for a week starting from 17 Oct.

    Would you please tell me more details about your orphanage? For example,

    1/ Does it include a programme fee to volunteer here?
    2/ How’s the job like?
    3/ Does it include free accommodation? If it is not free, I am willing to pay some to stay in the orphanage.
    4/ how to get to your place?
    5/ Anything I should prepare or bring?

    Please kindly advise and I am waiting for your reply.

    Best regards,
    Flossie

    • Flossie! (I like your name by the way – you sound fun already!)
      It is wonderful that you would like to give so much of your time and talents. That is very kind. If I knew that I was going to be here, I might be able to arrange something ahead of time. But right now, the only way to volunteer is to show up during the week and make a plan directly with Sister Clemensia. She is in charge at the Sidhi Astu Orphanage and would like to meet people before committing to a schedule for work or teaching. To answer your other questions,1. there is no fee to volunteer.
      2. The “Job” can be what you and Sister creat together that works best for both of you.
      3. She has asked that people arrange for a place to stay outside of the orphanage and then just come daily.
      4. There is a map on the website here at this link. http://thebaliorphanage.com/map-to-the-orphanage/
      5. As of today, their physical needs are very well taken care of, but they are still in need of some of the childrens school fees. Any donation you might want to give can be given directly to any of the Sisters.

      Thank you so much for caring Flossie!

  69. Hello, my name is rylee I’m a 17 year old student and me and 2 more students and a adult would love to come volunteer for 2 weeks during december this year, Id love to hear from to organize dates. And what we should bring and what we would be doing . It would be a privilege to come help out. Thank you

    • Hi Rylee! ( I replied to you on another page that you commented on, but just in case you don’t get that here it again)
      Good for you for getting involved and helping! It’s people just like you that make this world a better place. The volunteer policy has very recently changed. Sister Clemensia asked that people that would like to volunteer would find accommodations outside of the orphanage and then just go there daily to help. She would like to meet with people before making a schedule/plan for them to help. With so much going on, it is not possible to make an “appointment” of sorts, but she is usually readily available in the mornings during the week while the children are at school. All the best to you!

  70. We are a group of 22 people from Standard Chartered Singapore who will be visiting Bali for a team trip. While there we wanted to do a volunteer program for half a day. Is there anything in scope with your organization? Tentative dates are the 1st Oct weekend.

    • Hi Tayna!
      Wow! Your group sounds great! I am in Bali now, but will not be here when your group comes. Please contact Dewa at dewa@give-jewelry.com as he is the best person to help organize your day of work.
      So gald you wrote and thank you for helping out the kids here!

  71. Hi Bali Orphanage,
    I am British, currently living and working in Singapore, however my Indonesian boyfriend and I are thinking of moving to Bali within the next few months.
    I would love the opportunity to come and volunteer with you guys on a regular basis if and when this happens. I have a CELTA and would be able to teach English amongst many other things.
    I was wondering if you would be able to suggest anywhere in the area where I would be able to do something similar, but get paid?
    We will be on a very tight budget!
    I would really appreciate any advice and from your website your place looks wonderful!
    I look forward to hearing from you soon!
    Nicky

    • Nicky – glad you wrote!
      If you look herehttp://www.baliadvertiser.biz/ in the Bali Advertiser website, you should be able to post in their ads about your skills and the position you are looking for. It is widely read by expats and businessmen living here. With volunteering,,, that would be great! Just ask to meet with Sister Clemensia when you arrive and she will help to make a plan. (she is the head Sister here and communicates in English rather well)
      All the best to you as you make your move! = )

  72. Hi. My children and I will be arriving in Bali on 21/9/11 for 2 weeks. The kids have some clothing that they would love to donate to your centre. I see that any week day after 1pm is a good time to come and visit, so if it is ok with you we will most likely visit on friday 23/9/11.
    Thanks.
    Kind regards,
    Dianne

    • Dianne – happy that you wrote!
      That Friday would be perfect. (although I won’t be able to meet you as I’ll just be getting back from Timor with Sister Bernadetta and Victoria.) It is great to hear that you will be coming with your kids. See if you can bring some printed photos of your family and where you are from as the kids love to learn more about people who visit. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit – your generosity will be multiplied many times in the form of the children’s self esteem.

  73. Your organization seems wonderful and I would love to volunteer with you for a few days and help with whatever you need. I can teach English, create art projects for the kids, care for babies, help with construction or painting, help outside with weeding — anything, but I would like to help with the kids the most. I could arrive on the afternoon of October 14 and stay for 2-4 days if you might have any guest rooms available? I would also love to bring clothing or supplies for the kids if you could tell me what you need. I am a 32 year old female and I work Aran environmental non profit organization in New York. Thank you and best wishes!

    • Hi Megan!
      So glad that you would like to help! I have just finished a week of meeting off and on with Sister Clemensia. She very much welcomes volunteers, but has asked that people arrange accommodations outside of the orphanage as they are finding it to be difficult to maintain their normal evening work with the children and still show proper hospitality to people volunteering. The best way to approach this is to meet with Sister Clemensia your first day there and make a plan with her concerning how you could best help and a schedule as well. fo needs…They have plenty of clothes for now, but are asking for help with the children’s school fees. (from 20 to 60 per month depending on their class level, 1st through University.)
      Thanks so much for doing great things at home in New York and now here as well!

  74. Hello Charlie and Dewa,
    I am planning to come for a visit to the orphanage on 3rd November. What ages are the children you care for as I will have a clothing donation but only want to bring things the children can use. What else would be suitable to bring? Soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes???
    Kind regards
    Lee

    • Hi Lee!
      The 3rd would be perfect as it’s a weekday and most of the children will be there. Just come after 1pm and that way you can help welcome them home from school. Thanks so much for helping!

  75. Hello Bail Orphanage,
    My husband and I and our 3 teenage children would love to come and visit your orphanage for a few hours to meet with the children, sisters and staff.
    We will be arriving in Bali on the 3 December 2011, and staying in Kuta and Sanur. We would like to visit the Orphanage sometime after the 9th but before the 14th if this is possible.
    We have a lot of donations for the children.
    I look forward to your reply. You can contact me through email – leegaryh@bigpond.net.au.
    Regards Lee-Anne

    Please confirm if this is

    • Hi Lee-Anne!
      Any weekday is best. Come just after 1pm and the kids will all be home from school. Happy that you will be visiting and thank you so much for your kind generosity.

  76. Belinda and John Cotton

    G’day we’ll be in Bali in just over a week and my husband would love to come and do some volunteer work for you, staying over for a couple of nights or just for the day. Of course we will pay for his keep. He is fit, strong and healthy and is happy to care for the kids or cook or garden or labour, whatever it is you need. Please let us know if this is appropriate. We’re coming from QLD in Australia, and my husband (John) works in disabled care as his regular job. He’s extremely keen to help in any way. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Cheer, Belinda Cotton, Sippy Downs QLD.

    • Belinda, John and family,
      It sounds like the Sisters and children would really enjoy having your husband stay and help out. (and a challenge or 2 on the ping pong tables of course) If he would like to stay overnight (nights) just let me know the days and I’ll check to see if that is ok with Sister Clemsia.
      So glad you wrote!

  77. i would like to visit the orphnage on the 22nd September with my daughter, will will bring some clothes for the children. We would like to make it for 1pm and stay with the children for a couple hours

    • Hi Natalie!
      The 22nd should work fine. It is very generous for you to be taking time out of your trip to bring clothes and visit with the children. So glad you wrote!

  78. Hi there
    We will be in Bali in November 2011. We are gathering clothing, toys, shoes and books for the children, so our suitcases will be full. We would love to spend a day meeting and helping the children. My children aged 7 & 9 are very excited to be helping the Balinese children.
    Could you please let me know how I go about arranging a visit. We would like to visit the Fransican orphanage.

    • Hi Josephine!
      How great to hear that your young children are excited about helping others! (well done Mom!) Any weekday after 1pm would be great as they’ll be home from school. The kids have ping pong tables and a basketball hoop that should instantly get your children interacting with them. If you need transportation, just give Made a call, his contact info is on the “Transportation in Bali” page of this website. Thanks for writing!

  79. HI, We will be coming to Bali for about 20 days and would love to help at the orhpanage from the 5th Jan to the 8th Jan. My kids are 17, 16 and 14 and would be happy to play sport and teach the kids maths, english and perhaps some science. My daughter plays netball and has been a leader in youth camps. I would be happy to teach english to the kids. My husband is good at fixing things.

    Would you like us to come to the orhanage near Kuta or to travel to the western side of Bali? Please let me know if you need us to help you at all, this will be from 5 – 8 Jan, 2012

    • Mandy!
      So glad you wrote! Either place would be great so it would be up to you. Those dates sound fine and just keep in touch about 2 weeks before your trip and we’ll make sure that some specific projects are prepared for you. (all of your ideas you listed would be a great help to the children as well as the Sisters) All the best, charlie

  80. I am a teacher at Corpus Christi College in Perth, WA. I am interested in organising an immersion program for 16 students and 4 staff. We would be interested in working at the orphanage or any other institutions in whatever capacity- teaching, painting, gardening etc. Our wish is to establish an on-going relationship with the Franciscan Sisters in Bali so that we can fundraise for specific projects and return once a year or every two years. Our plan is to have a 10-12 day stay doing voluntary work.
    I will be very interested to hear from you.
    Regards
    Soo Buckle

    • Soo! Your plan sounds great! A long term relationship would be wonderful as well as rewarding for all involved. I am meeting with Sister Clemsia tomorrow morning to discuss how to organize projects both long and short term. If you have a time frame in mind for your first trip, just let me know and we will get things going. Thanks for writing!

  81. Marianne Williams

    Hi, we are a family from the UK with a 8,13,16 year old coming to Bali next summer 2012. My 13 year old daughter is very keen to work in an orphanage and we would love to donate a week of our holiday to helping you. My husband and son would be good handymen and could help build, repair, paint etc (although they are not builders or plumbers!), my 13 year old daughter would love to teach sport to the kids and she is keen on football, netball and any ball sports. I am a dietitian and would be delighted to look at their nutritional needs and I’m sure they could teach me about the wonders of Balinese cooking! Our 8 year old daughter would love to play with the kids and make friends for life. Please can you let us know if this would be of interest to you and then we can plan our journey. With many thanks, Marianne Williams.

    • Marianne!
      That all sounds so great! It would be wonderful to have your family join in the efforts. It will be a great thing for the Sisters and children as well as an amazing bonding experience for your family as well. The is not a calendar planned that far out at the orphanange – but definitely plan on a week that works best for your family time wise and I am sure we can make it happen.
      Thanks for writing!

  82. Hi there 🙂
    My name is Mia and I am a 27 year old Social Worker from Australia.
    I will have some time available in October and hope to visit Bali for a rest and also to spend some time volunteering. Can you please contact me so we can exchange information and maybe discuss further? I have worked in India before.
    xxx

    • Hi Mia! I caught your comment on the facebook page already. Let me know here or on fb what dates you have in mind and we’ll see what we can make happen. Thanks for writing!

  83. Hi Charlie

    Just checking in with you that it is still ok to go to the orphange on Wednesday 15th Sept. We arrive to Bali on the 11th. We don’t leave til the 23rd. So we hope that we are able to visit again before we leave. I look forward to meeting all the children and hoping to make a little difference in their day.

    • Hi Jodie! The 15th will be perfect. Come a bit after 1 and the kids should just be getting home from school. I am writing this from California right now, but will be in Bali from the 8th to the 20th so I might even get to meet you myself! If you need anything else just let me know. Thanks for giving!

  84. Could you please email me with information regarding child sposnsorship. Thanks and regards

  85. Hi. could you please email me with information regarding sponsorship of one of your children. Thanks and regards

    • Hi Farah! I do not have all the current info as to who still needs sponsorships, but I will meet with the Sisters next week to get these details. (their internet connection has not been working so I don’t know if I’ll have it before then.) Stay in touch here by subscribing to this website in the top right corner of any page and the posts that I’ll make will be delivered right to your email inbox. Thank you for your generosity and caring!

  86. Can I please have some information emailed to me regarding sponsorship of children and what my part in the process would be. I would love to give my bit of support in helping a child with their education and life. With Love Tamarah.

    • Hi Tamarah! I have been waiting on info regarding who still needs a sponsor but the internet connection hasn’t been working at the orphanage. (I am still in California as I write but will be there in Bali next week) I will be putting updates on the blog page of this site while I am there. If you would like to get the updates emailed to you, just subscribe to this site in the top right corner of any page on this website. Thanks for writing Tamarah!

  87. Hi, My Name Is Taya, Im an 18 year old student from Sydney,Australia. I Currently am Completing my High School Certificate. and work with a Foundation Called reach that works with Youth Australia wide. Im Travelling to bali in From November the 22 to the 18th Of December with a Large group of students. We are all Very willing to come to your orphange Several times during our stay. At the moment were currently collecting stuff from the community to bring over and we are all highly skilled in sport,Art & Crafts . Im am highly skilled in several things and am very willing to help with the health and needs of everybody living in the orphange.. Could you please get back to me on the number of children and approx ages of all living within the orphange.
    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Kind regards
    Taya

    • Hi Taya! I am so glad you wrote! That sounds like a great group that you are a part of and I think you all are in for a wonderful experience. There are 14 orphanages in all that are overseen by the same Franciscan order that operates the orphanage that I made this website for. They are all on other islands and are VERY remote compared to this one in Tuka. Although there is always work to do at both of the Bali orphanages, what do you think about having the group split up for a few days to help the places off island. (Timor, Flores, Sumba etc) There could be gardens made, chicken coups built etc??? Let me know. Also, how many people are in your group? The children at the 2 orphanages in Bali average between 5 and 15 yrs and there are nearly 100 at each one. Thanks for writing!

  88. Hi there,

    I am very interested in volunteering. I’m a 23 year old Canadian that just spent a year in Australia and Asia. On my way home, I’d like to spend a week volunteering in bali. I have previous experience teaching and in photogprahy. I’m looking to come the first week in November! Cheers,Corey

    • Corey! If you could help the kids out with their English speaking that would be great! They can always use help with their homework, so that would fill your afternoons as well. Let me know the dates that you come in and would like to volunteer and I will check it with the Sisters. Thanks Corey!

  89. Hi there, my family of myself, my husband Wade, my two children Ruby (5yrs) and Matilda (7 yrs) & my parents Janine & Dave are here until Tuesday morning. We have just spoken with our driver and he is available to take us to visit the children and bring some little things my girls have bought for the younger kiddies tomorrow morning – is this ok? We are in Pettitinget and would like to leave here at 10am so we be there 10.30-11.00am maybe? How many little ones will be there tomorrow that are not in school? We have little packages of stationery, books and stickers etc and we have made up 12 but they really only ok for 3yrs to 8yrs old….is this ok? Or do you just want it all in one bulk parcel instead and you can give to children accordingly….we can easily undo the packages and put altogether? Cant wait to meet you all and see the amazing work you do. With love, Sam.

    • Oh Sam I was sad that I missed your comment here! I often don’t get to check the comments every day so I see that Ive already left back home. I hope that you were able to go anyways. If you make another trip to Bali , please let me know about a week ahead and I’ll make sure that you are taken care of.

  90. Hi,

    We will be in Kuta/Sanur/Ubud area from tomorrow 27th – 4th sep.
    Which area is closer to your orphange ? Kuta ? If kuta/sanur isn’t too far away we’d like to come in for a visit & drop some supplies off to the kids 🙂 That’d be 27th aug – 30th Aug. Any day better ?
    Can you email me at laurenmsmith83@gmail.com and let me know when is good to come visit, which area is closer to your orphanage, what time is good for you to drop by, how do we confirm with you & how it generally all works. Thanks SO much for your help 🙂

    Lauren

  91. Melanie Sharman

    Hi

    My daughter and I, my mum, my sister and her husband and their two children are coming to Bali in September. We have clothes and shoes we would like to give to the children and we would happily assist with any jobs on the day we can visit. Would it suit if we came to visit on Friday 23 September?

    Kind regards, Melanie Sharman

    • Hi Melanie! That day would be fine. Just come a bit after 1pm and the children will be home from school. Bring some photos of your family and where you are from as the children always like to learn about you as well. (in fact – your pics will be a hit with just about anyone you meet in Bali) Thanks so much for your generosity Melanie and family. = ) oh yes…. for jobs to help with… just let one of the Sisters know that you would like to help out with something as soon as you meet them and they should be able to help. (ask for kitchen duty as that’s where all the fun happens!)

  92. Dear Bali Orphanage
    My name is Kaitlyn and I’m 10 years old. I will be in Bali soon with my family. I have a new song coming out on itunes which is about helping children of the world and I would love the chance to visit, sing and play games with the children there. It would mean the world to me to be able to visit and maybe use them for my video which will reach about 50,000 people. I would be able to promote your orphanage too via my you tube site and the video to help raise money and awareness. Please let me know if this is possible. My you tube site is KaitlynThomasAust. I will be in Bali from 25th September to 8th October.

    • Hi Kaitlyn!
      I just checked out your you tube channel and website at http://www.kaitlynthomasaust.com/ I think it is a great thing that you are doing and think that it would be wonderful for someone that is the same age as many of the children here to help. I will not be there when you are, but I know that we can set something up for you. Sometime around 2 pm in the afternoon would be great if you came on any weekday. If you could sing some songs for the children the would love it and it would go over VERY well on video as well. To help me plan, just give me 2 weekdays that would work for you and I’ll check with the Sisters to make sure that it works. Thanks for Giving Kaitlyn!

      • Hi there Charlie can you please contact my mum at the email we provided and provide her with the information. We will be in bali from 26th September to 7th October. Can you please advise which day is best? Also if there is anyone that can take us to your orphanage from our hotel it would be great! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of their lives!

  93. Hi there,we are visiting Legian and would like to visit the Orphanage 2nd Oct 2011 there are 2 families 4 adults and 4 children(12 and 17yrs) I’m abit confused is Maria Goretti and tuka orphanage 2 different places which is closer to Legian please.I will bring some items for the children.Can you give me the address and best time to visit on Sunday.My contact is kymhume@bigpond.com . Look forward to meeting with you.Kind Regards Gabie Hume(south Australia)x

    • Hi Gabie!
      The Tuka orphanage (Sidhi Astu) orphanage is closest to Legian. Only about 40 min vs. 4 plus hours to Maria Goretti on the west end of Bali. On Sunday, the children and staff all go to a Catholic Church walking distance from the orphanage at around 6 am and the rest at 8am. If you won’t make it that early, just come after 9:30 am and they should all be back by then. There is a map to the orphanage on this page here: http://thebaliorphanage.com/map-to-the-orphanage/ Happy that you wrote!

  94. Maryanne Malouf

    Hi, I was in Bali last week for the first time on holiday and only found out about the orphanage on my last day. I would have planned a visit if I had known about it earlier. Could you please send me information about children currently needing sponsorship.

    • Hi Maryanne!
      So glad that you found out about the orphanage but sorry that you did not get to make a visit. I am currently in California right now, but will be at this orphanage next week. Many of the children have been sponsored recently, so I do not have a current list of who does not have one yet. I will be visiting 2 orphanages in remote areas of Indonesia soon after I arrive and I know that none of the children there have any sponsors yet. (see this link here for more infohttp://givejewelryblog.com/2011/08/30/7-days-till-bali/ I expect the needs at those orphanages to be overwhelming to begin with, so stay in touch as I will be updating as often as possible during my visits. Thank you for writing!

  95. Hi, my daughter and I were planning on coming to Bali in the first week of the holidays coming up to do some volunteering work and we would love to come and help at your orphanage! If you could email me the some information that would be great!

    Ruth Brown, Adelaide.

  96. Hi, I am travelling to Bali from the 2nd -10th of September. I would like to spend a day helping in an orphanage, we will be in Lombok for the most part of our trip. Do you know of any Orpahnages or schools that i can be of help to in Lombok?? I have 2 young children (that will not be with us this time, but i will certainly bring them next time as my son is learning Indonesian at school). I also have qualifications in child care. i will be in touch as i would love to visit your orphanage.
    Thanks Emma

    • Hi Emma! There is an orphanage that the same order of Franciscan Sisters run on Lombok. I have yet to visit there myself but I am looking to visit there around the same time as you. I will email Sister Corry and see if we can arrange something for you. Is there a day that would work better for you than others?

  97. I would like to visit the orphanage on week day after 1.00pm with my two sons aged 15 and 8. My son Tom (age 15) is a talented sportsman and is studying Physical Education. He would like to bring some Aussie Rules footballs with him and have a skills session with the children. He would like to donate some balls and a pump for future use. My younger son Max would like to bring some pencils and art supplies to share with the younger children. What would be a convenient day to visit? We will be in Bali from 16 – 25 September, 2011. We look forward to meeting with you and the children of the Orphanage. Regards, Danielle

  98. Hi,
    I am coming over to live in Bali for 6 months from December onwards and was wondering if there was any voluntary work available? I am good with babies, children and up for lots of fun and challenges! I can speak basic Indonesian. I am going to be living with a Balinese family and i understand and respect the Hindu religion. I am 18 years old and waiting to train as a nurse, specialising in children and would love to help in anyway possible around the orphanage.
    thankyou,
    Kristie Wheal

    • Oh Kristie, the Sisters would adopt you in a heart-beat! (they very much appreciate the help of a person with a heart for children) You would be there long enough to work something out on a regular basis. (tutoring once a week with the same group, teaching English, etc) You would really get to know the children and staff. Keep in touch and let me know closer to your departure date what time frames you have in mind and I sure we can make something happen. thanks for writing!

  99. Hi,
    I am planning to come to the Orphanage August 27th so please let me know of anything I can do to help/projects you would like me to get involved with 🙂

    • Hi Jessica!
      the 27th being a Saturday, it would be best to just show up and help out with whatever is going on. (lunch prep, etc) Just ask for Sister Clemensia and let her know right away that you would really like to help. (otherwise she is so hospitable that she would not think to ask you) Glad that you wrote and please let me know how it goes here or on the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thebaliorphanage

  100. I am coming to Bali and study at the udayana university in denpasar. I have a break for two weeks in november and I would love to come and help the bali orphanage. Greetings from Germany.

  101. Claire Robertson

    Hello,My daughter and I will be in Bali in Early Sept and plan to visit with donations. Can you please email me to confirm that this will be OK.
    cjrobbo13@hotmail.com
    Kind Regards, Claire Robertson

    • just sent an email to you. check your spam filter if you don’t see it. Thanks for writing!

      • Claire Robertson

        HI Charlie, The email did not arrive so maybe I should stick to this forum for communication! Looking forward to hearing when it would be a good time to visit you!
        Claire

        • Me again! Any weekday after 1 when the children are back from school would be great. It should be a great experiance for you and your daughter. Thanks so much for taking time out to meet the children and staff and also for your generosity. = )

  102. Hello. My wife and I are looking at visiting Bali in october 2011. The reason we ae visiting Bali is because we want to do some volunteer work there. Previously i have been a volunteer english teacher at Guadalajara university in Mexico, and between us we help out at Oxfam, Meals on Wheels, Make poverty History and Guide dogs. We are looking to help out for a week or so, with anything that needs to be done. Im not affraid of scrubbing toilets and hard work. Also besides general toiletries, shoes and clothes, is anything special needed? Thank you for your time

    • Hi Michael!
      Stoked to hear about how you have been giving already! There is plenty of work to get your hands dirty, but if you could also share your English teaching skills, that is a great way for these kids to get careers later on with the ability to converse in English. Let me know what days you would like to be there and I’ll make sure that the Sisters are expecting you. As for needs, the ones you mentioned are always in demand. Thanks so much for giving!

  103. Hello
    I am planning a trip to Bali in Feb/Mar 2012 and would like to know if I could do some volunteer work at The Bali Orphanage. I have my own accommodation and will organise my own transport to and from. If there is anything that you are in need of I may also be able to bring it with me from Australia. I haven’t done volunteer work in Bali before so any information that you can provide me with would be helpful.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards
    Lorraine

    • Hi Lorraine! So glad that you found us and would like to help! Just let me know what dates you would like to spend here and I’ll make sure that you are expected. As for volunteering, you can do anything from helping out with the daily chores of cooking or cleaning to helping the children with their homework and practicing English with them. Get ready for a GREAT experience!

  104. My friend and I are from Australia and will be in Bali staying at Balian for four days from19th Sept to 23rd Sept. We would like to visit Maria Goretti PA on 21st or 22nd. We will be able to get a driver from Balian to bring us.
    Please confirm a date and time for us to bring a suitcase filled with socks and pillow cases and towels. Some practical items that I am sure will be very welcome. Look forward to hearing from you as I am very busy collecting things to bring

    • Ibu Janet!!
      Your visit and the items you are bringing will be very welcome! I will send an email to confirm a visit for you on Tue the 22nd at 1pm as this will allow for plenty of travel and visit time. As I’m sure you know about “Bali Time” please be patient if someone is not there right at 1 and feel free to walk around the beautiful grounds there. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  105. Dear Charlie/Bali Orphanage,

    I am a licensed Occupational Therapist here in New Brunswick Canada and I am looking to book a trip/volunteer experience with an orphanage in Bali this year. I spent 2+ months living at a clinic in Haiti post earthquake (2010 & 2011) and I am really looking forward to volunteering abroad again soon. Would it be possible to provide me with additional information such as cost, length of stay (I was hoping for 3-4 weeks), accomodations etc? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

    Sincerely,
    L Lovely

    • Excited to hear from a Canuck!! (I had MANY room-mates from Canada when I lived in Maui) There is no cost to anyone that is a genuine volunteer. There are simple but clean private rooms for you and you will have meals provided as well. There are 2 orphanages on Bali if you would like to split your time. One is 45 min from the airport and the other 4+ hours away on the West end of Bali. (the Maria Goretti orphanage) Your experience and skills would be very welcome so just let me know what dates you would like to help and I’ll make sure that you are expected.

  106. Dear all, I am going to be in Bali for a week from October 31 to November 6. It is my second visit to your wonderful island and I would like to spend some time with you — basically to introduce myself and to meet the children. I would like to return to Bali for a longer stay early next year and am looking for somewhere that I can help out with whatever is needed and that I can provide. If you would like me to visit on a specific day just let me know and I will arrange to get there and spend some time with you. Many thanks, Leanne

    • Hi Leanne! Any day that you are here would be fine. Just come after 1pm if it is during the week or after 9am on the weekends. I am sure you will enjoy meeting the children and staff. I am glad you found this website and please let me know if I can be of any further help.

  107. Hi, my daughter and a friend both 14 are about to start a year long personal project for school and would like to use your orphange as the base for this. It would include fundraising and collecting donations concluding with a week stint volunteering at your orphange (with parents). Could you please advise if this would be possible so they can put forward their ideas at school.
    Thanks

    • I am excited for this next generation! Stoked to hear about your daughter and her friends plan on making a difference!
      Yes, Yes ,Yes this is possible and just keep in contact with me and I’ll make sure you get the help needed to arrange this.
      Please Thank them for the inspiration and hope they just gave me,
      charlie

  108. Hi There

    My partner and I are coming to Bali in Sept, we would love to spend the day with you. We would love to bring stationary/clothing. I am a teachers aide. My partner is a builder/mechanic. Would be happy to teach english. HOpe to see you soon.

    Much love
    xoxo

    • Jodie!!
      Happy that you found us and would like to help! Teaching English would be great. The children all need help with their English and informal conversation is what they need practice in. (most of they have the grammar down but get all nervous when it comes to using it) Let me know a weekday that would work for you and I’ll make sure you are well received.

      • Thanks for the reply Charlie. We would like to come out on Wed 14th Sept. We arrive in Bali on the 11th, so couple days to relax and then head out. What is the best time, we are more than happy to spend the day with you. So looking forward to it. See you soon.

  109. hello,my name is nicola and i have visited your orphanage in the past and am flying to Bali this saturday and was wanting to visit the orphanage for a weekend if possible to help out in any way.The dates would be the 26th,27th and 28th.Is this possible? and is there anything i need to bring? ill also be bringing items for the children.

  110. Hi,

    My name is Dakota, i am coming up to Bali for the month of September from Perth and would love to come to the orphanage for a week and volenteer, posibly teaching english or just helping out around the place. would you be able to send me some information?

    Thanks,

    Dakota Gilbert.

    • Hi Dakota!
      Stoked to hear that you would like to help out! Do you have some specific dates in mind? Let me know and I’ll see what we can make happen. Thanks!

  111. Hi
    My business has a bout 100 shirts we no longer use and 2 of our staff have volunteered to bring them to you this week when on holidays.
    we hope you can use them.
    David Vicars

    • Hi David!
      I really like it when businesses help out the kids. Its a great way to make a big difference! Don’t be surprised to see lots of photos on the different websites we have with your shirts in them for years to come. Thanks for doing your part to make a difference David. (for any Aussies reading this, you can help someone that has helped The Bali Orphanage by shopping at their site “The Good Guys” athttp://www.thegoodguys.com.au/NationalView

  112. hi, i’m traveling in bali at the moment and came across your website this morning. I would love to pop in and visit but i’m very short on time so would only be able to make it tomorrow afternoon, is that ok? no worries if its too late notice but i would love to visit if i can! thanks, lucy

    • That would be great if you could stop by. Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to visit the kids! Print out the map on the map to the orphanage page for you or your driver – or just give Made a call you will see his information on the transportation in Bali page

  113. Hallo, We are two families from Italy (4 children) visiting Bali.
    We would like to visit you on the 18th or 19th bringing some things you need and make a donation. We like to explain to our children the importance of giving. It would be nice if there are some children.
    Is it ok on the 19th at 15.00?
    Greetings
    Eugene

  114. Hello to you all,
    My wife Kaza and I are visiting Bali for a week from the 19th of August and we want to visit and leave some gifts and with us being parents of four boys, we thought abount bringing sports gear such as soccer balls etc. Would this be good or are there more needed items? Is after 1 oclock during the week still okay to call in unannounced?
    Critter

    • Sports equipment would be wonderful. And yes anytime after 1 pm would be fine. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help. Enjoy your visit!

  115. Claire charlesworth

    Hello. Myself and 2 friends are interested in volunteering at the orphanage. We were thinking from the 4th to the 10th of January 2012. One of us is a teacher one an artist and one a psychologist youth worker. We would like to stay with you for a week and we could help with any building or repairs or painting or we could do an art project with the kids or teach some English. Can you please let me know if this will be possible. Is there accommodation available and what do we do about meals.

  116. Claire Robertson

    My teenage daughter and I are travelling to Bali in early Sept 2011 and would like to visit and bring donations. Do you need us to tell you when we are coming to visit?
    Claire 12/08/2011

  117. Hi Guys,

    My family and I are travelling to Bali in September this year and would love to come visit! Is any day fine or would you like us to send you an email with an exact date and time?

    Also with making donations would it be handy if we brought things such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and art supplies?

    Thank you,
    Nicole 🙂

  118. Hi, we are planning a visit to Bali from 13/08 – 23/08 and would love to visiti with my 5yr old son and 3 x nephews 14, 16, 17. We have a book that has been donated from my sons school that we would like to donate. It’s part of their ‘Library Ambassedor Programme”. Do we need to arrange a time or are we free to drop in any day after 1pm. Many thanks Kylie

  119. Hi

    I am visiting Bali with some friends next week. We will be there from the 17th-21st August. We would love to visit and bring some things to the kids. I vistied last year and most of the kids were 12 -15 is this about right still? Can you tell me what you need and what the kids would like? Can you also tell me which day would be best to visit? Please email me so we can get started on getting donations together?
    Thankyou and I look forward to seeing you all again!

    • Hi Sandra! There are also lots of children now from 5 years on up – so you could bring things for children in that range as well. There is still a need for shoes/socks and flip flops for all of the children, so if you brought an assortment they would all be put to great use. There are plenty of toys at the moment, but “cool” t-shirts for the older kids are like gold to them. Thanks so much for helping out Again!

  120. Dewa……could you you please contact me regarding arrangements for sponsorship many thanks Di

  121. Hi Charlie, i am coming to Bali on the 23rd Sept 2011 for one week with 4 other Mums from my sons football team. Before we come we would like to do some fundraising and collecting current needs and maybe a few extras through the football club and friends. What is the best way to arrange a suitable time for us come and meet the children and bring the donations?
    Cheers Kerrie, Tracey,Sharon, Libby& Shazza

    • Hi Kerrie! There is always someone there – but if you came after 1 in the afternoon on any weekday, that is a much better chance of more of the children being there. A suggestion… if you brought a team photo with all their signatures, even some team t-shirts if you have them in kids sizes.. oh man would the kids love them… Thanks for helping!

  122. Hi, I interested in volenteering for 3 months or more. Im 41 and would love to help. I can come over from Australia anytime. I would like to stay onsite. Any information would be great. I also intend to bring books and toys. I look forward to hearing from you.

  123. Dear Sir / Mdm,
    Is it possible for Singaporeans to adopt a child from your orphange?
    Kindly advise.
    Thank you.
    Esther Koh
    (+65) 97506642

  124. Hi, four of us are travelling to Bali in late september, the 23rd till the 1st of October. We are all 18 and female, and would really love to have the opportunity to come visit the orphanage for a day, and bring some needed supplies for the children. We will look on the ‘whats needed’ part of the website for what to bring. Is it convenient if we come on the 26th of september (monday) after 1 and spend the rest of the day there? Thank you, Alice Williams.

    • Alice and friends…
      The 26th should be great! and yes, just have a peek at the current needs page before you come. Be ready for a great experience (but careful though, I also was not yet 20 years old when I made my first visit – and that’s been 20years ago! best place on earth to get “stuck” though. = )

  125. Hi!
    My name is Tris im 23, australian and i work as a flight attendant. I am visiting bali from the 13th – 19th of AUgust and would love to spend a day volunteering at your orphanage. would expecially love to teach the kids some origami . I have been collecting items to donate as well so please let me know if this would be okay. Hope to hear from you soon. Tris.

    • Hi Tris! Your offer to volunteer is very generous-and the kids would really like to learn origami! any weekday while you are in Bali should work just fine. If you have a day in mind, let me know and I’ll give Sister Corry an email to expect you. Thanks much!

      • Fantastic. You can expect me either on wednesday the 18th of August or Thursday the 19th. Very much looking foward to it.

  126. Hi
    I am going to be in Bali from the 6th of Septmeber for a week. I would love to come and visit the orphanage and help out for one/two days if possible? I am a primary teacher so could to do some teaching/organise activities if that would be helpful? If you could let me know what kind of subjects/things that need to be taught then i would be happy to organise something. We have booked accomadation in Kuta for the 6th-9th, is it best to visit while staying in Kuta? I have two friends who are also keen to come visit with me if this is possible.

    Thanks
    Nicky
    email: nickylees@hotmail.com

  127. Hi Charlie,
    Sam is 17…almost 18 (Oct). We are now in the Legian area and the kind staff here at the hotel spoke to one of the sisters at the orphanage for me. At the moment we are arriving about 6pm on this Sunday 7th. Hope that’s still ok. Jo Davids

  128. Matthew Connolly

    Hi Charlie and Sisters

    I am a Catholic from Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia and I will be in Bali (Semanyak) from 12 – 20 November this year. I was hoping to visit your orphanage at some point in the trip and to deliver you a cash donation on behalf of my family and friends. Does any particular date between 12 and 20 November suit you best? if so, what time on what date?
    God bless you all for your contribution to caring for His vulnerable children.

    Matthew Connolly

    • Matthew!
      A warm welcome to our Wagga Wagga brother! Your generosity with your time and finances is great. Thanks Matthew.
      Any day is fine. There are more children around during the week if you come after 1 when they are getting home from school. Anything else I can do to help, just let me know. Glad you wrote. ~charlie

  129. Rebecca Clarke

    Hi there!
    My family of 5 are arriving in Bali next week ( 7th aug -14th Aug ) and would love to visit the children and wonderful sisters at the orphanage.my children aged 16,8,5 would love to share stories and cultures with your children and of course bring gifts and donations. When would be a good time and date to visit?
    Looking forward to hearing your reply
    Cheers Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca and family!
      any day during the week would be fine. (come right about 1pm for more of the children to be there) You have a great family to be sharing your time with the children.

      Safe travels!

  130. Hi it’s Jemille ,I’m leaving on Monday the 8th of this month,still no luck with the consulate,I will still bring over what I can as my children can’t wait to meet the kids,we were hopeing to come &visit on the 9th of August if thats alright,I receivied an email from Sr Corry saying they were glad to get our email cheers will be seeing you very soon thanks jemille & family

    • Hi Jemille!
      The 9th is fine. After 1pm should be a good time to go. If there is anything else you need help with or have questions, feel free to write again here as I am now in contact daily with the Sisters. Have a wonderful trip!

  131. Kelly thompson

    Hi, My family and I will be in Bali on 20th of December till the 3rd of Jan 2012. I would love to have a couple of days Helping out in any way also can bring some things with us on your list 🙂
    My Family will be going back to Australia on the 3rd of jan but i will be staying longer so i can have more time to help out then.
    Please let me know the next step i have to take Thank you Kelly

    • Hi Kelly! It would be great to have you and your family help out! (it will be a wonderful bonding experience for your family – and the kids will love meeting you) Keep in touch here and on the facebook page and we can secure you plans closer to the time of your trip. (3 weeks out would be plenty) ~charlie

  132. Susanna Korkeamäki

    Hi! We are two girls from Finland. We would like to do our practical training abroad and we are intrerested to do it in Bali. We are studying social services in Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. our practical training lasts for three months, from January 2012 to march 2012.

    we would like to know more details if you have something available jobs to us. We are able to be volunteers.

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Susanna Korkeamäki and Jenniina Multisilta

    • Hi Susanna and Jenniina!
      There would be LOTS of ways that you could help. There are 2 orphanages that we are currently working with, Sidhi Astu in Tuka 45min from the airport and Maria Gorreti about 4 hours further in West Bali. At times there are over 200 children, and helping with their schooling is always a need. Please email me your resumes at charlie@give-jewelry.com and we will get things started for you. Thanks for writing. `chalrie

  133. Hi, I’m coming to Bali from Australia September 7th for 3 weeks with no fixed schedule on my way to an orphanage in India. I travel with a ukulele and sing childrens songs and love involving children in music. I would love to drop in and visit the children and sing some songs, play some games etc. Also happy to provide any items you might require.

    • Hi Rose! Ukulele?!! Yes! the children would LOVE it! (me too – I used to live on Maui) Keep in touch and have a look at the “Current Needs” page here on this site the week before you come to see what to bring for the children. Thank you for your generosity!

  134. I am coming to Bali for a Yoga Retreat and would love to come help with the children during that October. I will be on my yoga retreat October 22-29, 2011, but I would like to come a week prior to volunteer. I am a yoga instructor and would love to share my gifts with the children and staff. 🙂 I need to book my flight ASAP and would love to hear from you so that way I can have something locked down. Thank you! Bianca Mora

    • Yay Bianca! The girls especially will love the yoga lessons (although the boys could use the relaxing techniques for sure = )) Please plan on helping out either in Tuka or Negara in West Bali. (where the Maria Goretti orphanage is) GIve me a holler here 2 weeks before your trip and I’ll make sure that something is ready for you.

  135. Hello,
    I am in Bali for a few days from the 6th and was hoping I could come visit and would like to check what your current needs are. You do have on the site – flip flops and some clothing items. Is this still correct? Is there anything else needed at this time? Which day would be best for me to visit?
    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hopefully coming to visit. You are doing wonderful work.

    Kind Regards, Donna (Australia)

    • Hi Donna!
      Any week day after 1 is a good time to visit – and yes the flip flops, shoes etc are still the current needs. Bring a few photos of what life is like at home – the kids love to learn about you and life “far away.” Thank you for giving up some of your trip to meet the children and staff. Safe travels. = )

  136. Hi,
    I’m planning a visit to Bali in 2 weeks and would love to come and visit! I am willing to do anything to help and get my hands dirty. Do I need to notify you before or is it ok to turn up?

    Thanks,
    Jess

    • Jessica! The Sisters and staff LOVE it when someone mentions “Getting their hands dirty!” There is always some type of work to do, although you have to be a bit persistent as the staff insists on sitting you down for a drink and snack. (they are very kind-hearted and want you to feel welcome) Just turning up would be fine, but you could also let me know what day you would be available and I’ll ask Sister Corry to have a project planned for you if you like. Thank you for your servant heart.

  137. Hello,
    I will be in Bali late September this year for a short holiday. I would love to come and spend some time with the children and offer them some English lessons as I am an English and Drama Teacher in Australia.
    Please email me at leahpappin@hotmail.com so that I can organise some fun lessons for the children. 🙂 Leah

    • Hi Leah!
      Happy to hear that you would like to help out! You will love working along side the Sisters and staff as well as getting to know the children. If you have some specific dates in mind, just let me know here or at charlie@give-jewelry.com and I’ll make sure that you are expected and that at least some of the children can participate. Thanks for your generosity!

  138. Hello,

    I have been travelling south east asia for 7 weeks now, and have been amazed by it’s beauty yet overwhelmed by the amazing people that i have met too- i am planning to be in bali at the end of august and would love to volunteer for a couple of weeks. I love children and have been actively involved with drama and performing arts withchildren- I can bring entertainment,humour and good company, I really want to give something back to south east asia to say thank you for this fantastic experience.

    I think it would be rewarding and the highlight of my visit,

    Thanks, Bianca

    • Welcome Bianca! You are in one of the most amazing parts of the world and I’m happy to hear that you are soaking it in.
      Let me know the dates that you are interested in coming and I’ll make sure that your time there is arranged for you. (get ready for a life-changer) = )
      Also if you would like to stay at the orphanage. (there are simple but clean rooms available for volunteers – meals as well. all on a up to you donation basis)

  139. Hi to all at the orphanage
    My husband and I will be in Bali from 10th August and would like to visit and bring some clothes, toys etc.I am a nurse so if I can help would love to. When is a good time to visit. A weekend is ok too for children who don’t have family to visit.
    Yours sincerely
    Cassie Needham
    needham2@optusnet.com.au

    • Hi Cassie! A nurse! Yay! If you could pick a specific day during your visit, I will let the Sisters know when to expect you and there is always a good chance that someone could use a “check up” of sorts. After 1pm during the week is great, and any time after 9 or so on the weekends although there are not always as many children around. (some have family that they stay with on the weekends) So Glad to have you help!

      • Hi Charlie
        Is 21 st August ok ( Sunday)
        Cassie

        • Hi Cassie!
          The 21st is great. Sister Corry will arrange for any of the children or staff that need a check up to meet you. If you want a real treat, show up very early (about 7am) and you can go to the open air Catholic Church with all the kids at 8am. They all walk down the street a couple hundred yards from the orphanage to the Church.

  140. Hello all at the Bali orphanage

    My names Wendy and I will be flying
    to Bali on the 3rd august, in 5 days time!
    I would like to offer my help within the orphanage. I originally come from the united kingdom and on my way to study as an English and history teacher. Not only can I teach but I am keen to get stuck in to any jobs of any kind. I will be travelling with a friend and I can offer a weeks worth of volunteer work as I will be flying over to Phuket to help more orphanages.

    If you have a space for me then please contact me via email on w.Lui@hotmail.co.uk

    I really look forward to hearing from you all

    Wendy Lui

    • Hi Wendy! Looks like you might get this just as you leave for the airport. I hope you can still plan on a visit. Let me know what dates you have in mind and I’ll contact the Sisters. If you are already in Bali when you get this, feel free to drop by and meet the Sisters and arrange directly with them. Thank you for giving of yourselves. Safe Traveling!

  141. Hey!
    My name is Briony Edgar and I am an Australian citizen. I wish to travel overseas and volunteer my time in orphanages this being the sole purpose of my trip. I graduated High School last year in 2010 and thus have no teaching qualifications although I have experience working with children through coaching them in various sports, teaching music, running and designing peer mentoring programs as well as working with mentally and physically disabled children. I’m happy to help in whatever way is most helpfull!
    I wish to volunteer for at least three months and would like to travel within the next two months. The reality of the situation for me is that I would like to stay for as long as I can afford it.

    Thank you!
    Kind regards Briony Edgar

    • Hi Briony! So glad you found the site here – you are very generous to offer your skills and time. Don’t worry about not having teaching credentials – if you can help the children with their sports and homework that will be priceless. Send me the dates that you are interested in helping and we’ll see what we can set up for you. There are simple but clean rooms for volunteers, meals as well. (donation only based) Get ready for an amazing experience! …my email – charlie@give-jewelry.com

  142. Hi in Bali
    My wife, Natasha and I will be visiting Bali next month and would love to come and visit. I run Brahminy Foundation in the Northern Territory of Australia which helps Australian youth at risk. See http://www.brahminygroup.org.au for more info. I have shared you on our facebook page also. The work that you do looks amazing and I look forward to meeting you.
    Allan and Natasha Brahminy

    • Hi Allan and Natasha!
      I just had a look through your website – good on you for making a difference right where you’re at!
      You can drop by anytime during the week after 1pm and there will be someone there to welcome you. Enjoy your journey and visit!

  143. Hi there. I am traveling to Bali from Perth on August 13th for 7 nights with my friend. We are stayin in Kuta! we would love to visit the Orphanage .We are both Irish! What can we bring to help the children? Can transport be organised? I look forward to hearing from you. Aoife 🙂 ( I also left this message on your facebook page)

  144. Hi, My family and another family would like to visit the orphanage to donate clothes etc. We arrive on the 1st August and would like to know if the 3rd or 4th august would be ok?
    Regards
    Belinda

    • Belinda, my sincere apologies for such a late reply. The emails and other communication got more that a month behind so a few of us are helping to get caught up. The 4th would be great to drop in. After 1 in the afternoon is a good time. For directions, have a look at this page here. http://thebaliorphanage.com/map-to-the-orphanage/ I will be checking the comments here daily now, so write back here if there is anything I can do to help.

  145. Hi Charlie,
    Yes we will be in the Legian area near Kuta for 2 weeks, staying In the Padma resort Bali at Legian. We arrive on the 1st August and leave on the 14th August. When would it suit you for her to come to you for 4 nights? What about 4 nights from the 7th August? Or would the weekend be better? Really looking forward to meeting everyone. Jo and Sam xx

    • Staying 4 nights starting the 7th should be fine, but I’m just waiting to hear from Sister Corry that a room is available. How old is Sam by the way? This will help them prepare a schedule of which children she will be working with. Thanks Jo!

  146. Linda Thorncroft

    Hi i am interested in finding out how myself and my daughter can volunteer our time to support the orphanage. I have managed a foster care program in Australia and my daughter has had a desire to help children less fortunate than herself for some time, she is 17 years old. How can we help? Regards Linda and Maddison.

    • Hello. My family and i are travelling to Bali with another family today and we all would love to come visit you all. Is there a good time to come? I was thinking Thursday or Friday. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Nina

    • Wow Linda, that is very generous of you and your daughter! It would be great to have you both help. (and what a bonding experience for the 2 of you) There are simple but very clean rooms that you can stay in if you would like to. The orphanage does not charge anything for the rooms for people that are there helping/teaching etc. Do you have dates in mind and certain ways you would prefer to help?

    • Hi Linda! That is great that you are helping children where you are at in Australia and that your daughter wants to follow in your footprints. Are you planning a visit to Bali or would you like to help from where you are at? I will be checking the comments daily now, so just reply back here.

  147. Greetings,
    I am intersted in volunteering for 10 – 12 weeks. I would like to help in any way I could: teaching English, doing crafts & playing games with the children. I could also be of help to the Sisters with cooking, cleaning and other daily chores. Would I be able to stay in one of the guest rooms at the orphanage? I have sent any e-mail to the orphanage, & to Dewa & Charlie with additional information, including my qualifications, regarding this. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best Wishes for continued success in the good work you do.

    • Following up with you here just in case no one has yet. I had forwarded your email and resume weeks ago when I first got it – but there has been quite the pile up of communications here for a month now. My sincere apologies for the trouble this has caused. Your resume and qualifications look wonderful as well as your experience. The children could greatly benefit from you working with them. Do you have specific dates in mind? The Sisters and staff have not been able to respond to all of the emails etc they have been getting – but I communicate with them often, so it would be easy to arrange a time for you to be here.
      Thank you for your generosity and patience, ~charlie

      • Thanks for this response, Charlie. No trouble at all, I understand how things can go sometimes. As I mentioned in my e-mail to you, I will arrive in Bali mid-July 2012 and plan to stay until Oct. I will be in contact w/ you via e-mail before then to give you the exact date of my arrival, and to confirm any other details. Can’t wait to meet the children!

  148. Hi Dewa! Our family is coming to Bali in the 1st 2 weeks of August, and my daughter, Sam, would love to come and stay with you for 4 nights and volunteer with the children. Can she stay in one of your rooms? She is very good at art and music! Jo Davids

    • That should be fine. Could you send me the dates you have in mind and I will make sure the info gets to Sister Corry.
      Thanks so much, ~charlie

  149. hi there…i have sent a message a while ago.. i will be in bali next week and coming to see you..i was going to come on thurs 21 but my driver have ceremony is it possible to come on a sat? are the children there?
    thanks fiona

    • Hi Fiona, 1st I am sorry no one has been able to get back to you. I hope that you are still able to come. As I write this from California it is already early Saturday morning there so I am hoping you were able to make contact another way. If not, and you see this soon, please try again and I am hoping that it works out for you to visit soon. and yes there should be at least 20 of the children there.

  150. Hi Dewa,
    My mother and I would love to come and visit the orphanage, possibly on the 10th or 11 of august in the afternoon, when the kids are back from school. What do the children need? We would love to bring anything we can to help. We will be staying in Legian, how long does it take to get to the orphanage by taxi?

    We are very much looking forward to meeting you and the children!
    Chloe

  151. Hi Dewa! I will be coming to visit the orphanage late morning Saturday 30 July or Sunday 31. Shall I just show up and ask for you? I have some slightly used clothes to donate.

    I am very much looking forward to meeting you and the children!

    Best ,
    Nellie

    • I am hoping that you have already made it for a visit Nellie, but in case you have not- yes, just showing up is no problem. So sorry for no-one getting to you till now. I will be checking the comments daily here now, so please respond here if I can help in any way.
      Thank you for your generosity.

  152. Hello Dewa
    We will be staying in Bali late July / early August and are looking forward to visiting and have items to bring for the children. There are 3 of us and we are staying at Kuta. We have checked your current needs and we will be bringing shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toys, balls and other goods. Is there a good time to call to organise to visit? Looking forward to meeting you all!
    Sam

    • Dear Samantha Barbour,
      Hello, Nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage.The children will be very happy to meet you in Bali.

      Thank you very much for your your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

      • Thank you Dewa. We are really looking forward to meeting you all. We will give you a call when we arrive and find out what day and time suits you for us to visit.
        From Sam 🙂

  153. Hello, our families are coming to Bali tomorrow for a week (July 9 to 16th)and we’d love to visit the orphanage and meet the children. What is a good day to come and visit during the week ? My daughter goes to Perth Montessori School and we heard about you from Julie, a Teacher at the school. We will bring some toothpaste and shampoo with us too.

    • Dear Kirsty Connell,
      Hello, Nice to hear that you would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage.You can come any time for this week. Whatever you bring to the children will be much appreciated.Toothpaste and shampoo are very good to bring to the orphanage. How is Julie, Say hello to her. Thank you very much for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  154. Hello everyone,
    My name is Jen Christie . My friend Jane and son Dylan (15 years old) and I will be holidaying in Bali from July 16 til 25 2011. We would love to come visit the beautiful children in the orphanage during our stay. We would like to bring items for the children . Could you please let me know what is most needed and the best time for us to visit. I look forward to a reply and to visit. Jen

    • Dear Jen Christie,
      Hello, Nice to hear that you and your friend will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you in the orphanage. Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated. Rice, cooking oil, cookies, shampoo are good thing to bring to the orphanage.Honestly we really need some money to support the children education ( school fee ). The best time to visit the children is on 17th 0r 18th of July after 1 pm.
      Thank you very much for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  155. Hi Dewa,
    My best friend and I are going to be in Bali September 20-29 and we would love to come and help out in whatever way we can wherever we are most needed!!!
    Please let us know how we can best help the wonderful work that you do!
    Kat

  156. Hi,

    I am hoping to come to the orphanage on Monday the 25th August and I would like to help out for a week if that would be suitable? I am most interested in working with the very small children but would also like to be assistance in any classes that you have.

    Please let me know if that would be OK.

    Thanks,

    Katie

    • Dear Katie,
      Hello, Glad to hear from you and i`m sorry for the late answer. I please you to come to visit the children on Monday 25th August after 1pm. It would be great if you can teach the children English. Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated. honestly we really need some money to support the children educations ( school fee ). Thank you very much for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  157. Hi Dewa & Charlie, I am from Perth, Western Australia and am bringing my family and a friend’s family to Bali next month and we would like to come and visit the children and bring some supplies for the orphanage. We thought we would bring rice, cooking oil, toothpaste as you have mentioned these needs recently. We’ll also bring some other goodies for the children. We will probably come after 2pm on Tuesday 19 July. Is this OK?

    • Dear Michelle,
      Hello, Nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you in the orphanage. Rice, cooking oil, toothpaste, cookies, fruits are very good to bring to the orphanage. 2pm is the best time to visit the children in the orphanage. Thank you very much for your generosity.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  158. Hi there, my names Kat im in Bali at the moment I have alot of soft toys that i would like to give to the children. Is it possible to come in and meet the kids this sunday around lunch time?

    • Hi Kat,
      Nice to hear from you and i please you to come to visit the children in the orphanage. About 10 of children in the orphanage right now because of school holiday. Most of the children are going to their family. All of the children will be in the orphanage in the middle of July. You can come to the orphanage after 1 am. Thank you very much for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  159. l_bethell@hotmail.com

    hi Dewa,
    my friend and i fly to bali tomorrow and would love to come to the orphanage again to visit the children.
    when is a good time for you? we were thinking of the 25th (saturday) does this suit?
    thanks
    laura

    • Dear Laura,
      Hi, Nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage again. Now is school holiday and not so many children in the orphanage. Most of them are going to their family. About 15 of children will be in the orphanage when you visit them. You can come any time but 25th of June is the best time to visit the children in the orphanage. I will be busy at the time but hope we can meet in the orphanage. Thank you for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  160. a big warm gidday from fiona in australia,
    i have booked a driver to come visit you all on a thursday..21st july (i arrive in bali the 19th).
    i am coming with my friend and i have gifts and will also buy some rice or something you need food wise when i get to bali..is it ok to come on that day?
    im so excited to see you all soon.
    i keep posted on facebook
    see you in 4 weeks
    buig aussie hug
    fiona

    • Dear Fiona,
      Hi, glad to hear from you. I please you to come to visit the children in the orphanage any time.Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated. Rice, cooking oil, toothpaste are the best thing to bring to the orphanage. Thank you for your attentions and your kindness to the children in the orphanage. See you…

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  161. Anita Ibbitson

    Good Afternoon Dewa,
    If you don’t remember me, my name is Anita and I came to the orphanage late January with my dad and a friend for a visit and met you there where we discussed the project I was going to undertake of raising money for the orphanage. I have successfully raised 800 dollars and would like to send this through to the orphanage, what are the bank details? Also, if possible could you please buy with this money educational needs and something recreational the children would like and send a picture to me? This would be great.
    Can’t wait to hear back from you,

    Kind Regards.
    Anita I.

    • Dear Anita,
      Helloooo…..Nice to hear from you!!. I still remember you, you Dad and your friend. I never forgot with a generous person like you. You always in our heart.
      Wow…. this is amazing Anita.!!. You are doing the great thing to the children in the orphanage. I don`t know how to thank you but i`m sure That GOD bless you always. I will tell the sisters about it. I will send you the orphanage bank account by email after i got your email address. The money will be used for children school fee and i will send you the receipt from the school. Now is school holiday.
      I will tell the children to make something for you!!. the children will be very happy to make it. Thank you for your generosity to help the children in the orphanage. Say hello to your Dad !!

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  162. Eliza Barnes and Sharon Haarsma

    I am a Hong Kong student but am Australian and have been living in Hong Kong for 8 years. My mum and i are going to be in Bali, from October 10-14 2011 which coincides with my school’s community service week. This is a week when students participate in challenging or new community experiences, and i would love to volunteer during those days in Bali. I will be accompanied by my mum who is an occupational and family therapist who works with children, schools and families in Hong Kong. I have skills in dance, art and drama and singing and i am a native english speaker. I am able to start a fundraising program in my school. I have run groups for both students and teachers on behalf of the HK Youth Arts Foundation and for my Work Experience i recently worked in a Kindergarten. We would love to be of help to you. Is this possible? We look forward to your reply
    Eliza Barnes

    • Dear Eliza and Sharon,
      Hi, Thanks for your wrote and glad to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to volunteer in the orphanage. It would be great if you can interact with the children in the orphanage. You have very good skill and you do together with the children. You can do whatever you want to do with the children and the children will very happy to meet you in the orphanage. Thank you for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  163. Hello,
    We will be in Bali from June 14-24 and would like to visit the children at the orphange. My husband and dad can help with any painting or work that needs to be done. Do the children need any clothes and can we organise sponsoring of a child when we are there?
    Thanks.

    • Dear Rachel,
      Hello, Nice to hear from you that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children in the orphanage. We are waiting for you in the orphanage.Whatever you can bring to the children will much appreciated. It would be great if you can sponsor of a child. You can sponsor for their school fee. Thank you for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  164. Hi,
    My children and I will be in Bali from the 6th July 2011 for a week. We would love to help out at your orphanage for a few days. We will be bringing school supplies and clothing. Are we able to arrange a suitable date/time with you to visit?
    Many thanks!

    • Hi Renea,
      Glad to hear that you and your children will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children in the orphanage.Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated.The children will be very happy to meet you and your children in the orphanage. Just contact me when you get Bali. Thank you for your attentions to the children in the orphanage.
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

      • Hi Dewa,
        Can you please tell me how many children at the orphanage are in need of school supplies? I will call you when we arrive (6/7/11).
        Thanks Dewa!
        Renea

      • Sorry Dewa, I forgot to add…. What other items are needed, other than school items?
        Thanks,
        Renea

  165. Hello,
    Would the sisters like to arrange a day of surfing lessons and guitar lessons for a group of children? I will be in Bali throughout July & August and i am keen to offer my time in the best way i know how. I am also a qualified English instructor with experience teaching in Jakarta, so i could possibly spend some time helping the children improve their English.
    Thankyou & Greetings from Scotland

  166. hello, im visiting bali with 14 friends on the 13th of june to the 19th of june 2011. i would really love to come to the orphanage sometime during my visit. i have plenty of baby clothes, toiletries, colouring in books and pencils and some toys for the children. i understand that you dont have any babies at the moment but im sure you will find a place for these clothes. if you could reply back to this and let me know what day would be suitable. thank you very much and looking forward to my visit.

    • Dear Kirsty,
      Hello, thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would come to to visit the children at orphanage. I please you to come between 13th-19th of June but please contact me when you get Bali. Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated. I will donate the baby clothes to other orphanage or i will donate to the small village around Bali. Thank you very much for your generosity and God bless you always.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  167. Hi,
    We are an Australian family,my husband, me and our 2 children will be in West Bali on the 15th June and would like to bring your Children at the orphanage some toys, we would also like to know what else we could bring for the children? What time is a good time to vist the orphanage on the 15th June?

    • Dear Tia,
      Thanks for your wrote and glad to hear that you would like to come to visit the children at orphanage. Whatever you can bring to the children will be much appreciated. Honestly we really need rice, cooking oil, shampoo and toothpaste.We support an orphanage in west of Bali. The orphanage name is ” Maria Goretti”. It would be great if you visit the children at Maria Goretti orphanage while you are in west of Bali. The best time time to come to visit is after 1 in the afternoon. Just contact me if you need more information about the orphanage.
      Thank you for your attentions to the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  168. Melinda Dinale

    Hi Dewa,
    My name is Melinda, I am a Teacher at a school in Sydney, Australia. My aunty, Rhonda along with 5 of her friends will be visiting you at the beginning of October, 2011.

    My Aunty Rhonda would like to work 2-3 days with you when the children get back from school at 1.00pm. She has a driver for most days, but may need you to pick her up on other days. Would that be ok with you?

    My school would like to assist you by gathering donations for your orphanage. Our plan is to have the children in our school donate small items as well as money for my aunty to bring to you. She is planning to shop for items such as rice, cooking oil, sugar and shampoo to bring to you.

    We have made a list, and we would like you to see if these items are suitable or if you can think of other suggestions.

    Exercise books; coloured pencils; pens; writing pencils; toothpaste; toothbrushes; tennis balls; antiseptic cream; bandaids; bandages; hair elastics, clips; packs of playing cards; small toys like yoyo’s, skipping ropes; socks.
    Thank you
    Melinda

    • Dear Melinda,
      Thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. It would be great if you can work ( volunteer ) and interact with the children at orphanage. The children will be very happy if you could tech them English. I can pick you up on Saturday and Sunday. Whatever you can bring for the children will be much appreciated. Honestly we really need some money to support the children at orphanage.The new children will be coming to the orphanage soon. Rice , cooking oil, Sugar, shampoo, toothpaste,toothbrushes and etc are good to bring to the orphanage and we really need it. Please do not bring toys. We have enough toys at orphanage. Thank you for your generosity and your attentions to the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa
      Dewa

  169. Susie Sofranko

    (I sent this in an email but would just like to make sure its received)
    Hello,

    I am a student from New York City, USA. I am traveling to Bali this July and am interested in volunteering at the Bali Orphanage. I love children and would be open to helping out in any way possible. I am an art student in college and could organize projects for the kids (as well as bring materials for them to work with). Some of my other skills include playing soccer, playing piano, and of course speaking English. Basically, I’d like to help in whatever area you feel would benefit the kids the most. I am very excited to hear back from you!

    Susie Sofranko

    • Dear Susie Sofranko,
      Hello, Thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children at orphanage. I please you to volunteer at the orphanage. You can do whatever you want to do to the children. It would be great if you can teaching the children English. Doing some art work and playing soccer are good for the children and i`m sure the children will be very happy. Thank you for your attentions to the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  170. I am a long term visitor to Bali and would dearly love to come and visit your children and your facility to see how I may help in any way.Do I have to call before I come to see you guys. Or can I just come after 3pm most days? I will be in Bali this time from 21 May to 29 May. Do you have any more current needs other than the latest on your website list. thank you raelene

    • Hi Raelene,
      Nice to hear from you. We are waiting for you at orphanage and the children will be very happy to meet you at orphanage.
      the best time to visit the children is after 1 in the afternoon.Whatever you can bring for the children will be much appreciated. Honestly we need some money to support the children education. Thank you for attentions for the children at orphanage. See you..

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  171. Gday,
    I’m coming on a holiday by myself to bali from 26th May to 1st June and am bringing some donations. what will be the best time and date to come visit?
    Cheers, Mark

    • Hi Mark,
      Nice t hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. The best time to come to orphanage is on Saturday 28th of may after 1 in the afternoon. The children coming from the school after 1 in the afternoon. The children will be very happy to meet you at orphanage. Thank you for your kindness and God bless you.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  172. HELLO, IM THINKING OF COMING OVER IN JAN- FEB 2012!
    WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE ORPHANAGE IS CLOSE TO LEGIAN AS THIS IS WHERE I WOULD PROBABLY BE STAYING,
    I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN THE ORPHANAGE IF POSSIBLE A COUPLE DAYS A WEEK OR SOMETHING? FOR MAYBE A MONTH…
    WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO LET ME KNOW ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN !
    LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU
    REGARDS
    TARA

    • Dear Tara,
      Thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children at orphanage. The orphanage is about 30 minutes driving from legian. It would be great if you would like to volunteer at orphanage. You can volunteer for one month at orphanage and also you can stay at orphanage if you want. we have some rooms for the volunteer but the room is not look like a hotel`s room. Just contact me if you need more information.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

      • sounds great Dewa, i would like to stay at the orphanage and help how much per night? and what does this include.
        how do i also help out with the children?
        what are the ages of the children?
        and do you have any photos of the volunteers room?
        Thanks Dewa
        Tara.

      • Hi Tara,
        We don`t know how much per night. Just give the money to the sister like a donation.You can eat at orphanage together with the sister or together with the children. They will be very happy to meet you at orphanage.

        Kind regards,
        Dewa

  173. stevie eastwood

    Hi there.

    I was reading in your ”planning a visit” section of your page. I would like to come and visit the orphanage for a day with my partner whilst we stay in Bali. We are there from the 30th May to the 17th of June. So a lot of time to come visit.
    I’m also intrigued by the longer period stay. If I could get some more information such as, pre requisites, the amount of time you can stay there and volunteer, just the basic information, as I’m very interested in coming again after our holiday trip and plan a longer amount of time to help out at an orphanage.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Stevie

    • Hi Stevie,
      Dewa has had a few days off but should be getting back to you soon. It is great to see your generosity and willingness to help out and spend time getting to know the children. I highly recommend spending whatever time you can there. Get ready for a life-changer! = )
      charlie in California

    • Hi Stevie Eastwood,
      Thanks for your wrote and sorry for my late answer. Nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. It would be great if you can volunteer at the orphanage. You can tech the children English or you can help the sister cooking if you like your hand dirty. You can stay at orphanage while you volunteering but the volunteer room is not look like hotel`s room. You can come any time but please contact me before you come to the orphanage. Thank you for your attentions for the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  174. Hi Dewa,

    My name is Sam and I am travelling to Bali with my sister and daughter between the dates 1st – 6th May 2011 and we would all love to come and visit the orphanage and bring along some clothes for the children and some little gifts too. I’ve had a look at the current needs page on your website also and will try to organise some things on the list there too.

    If possible, can you please let us know the best time/dates that would suit the orphanage and the children’s routines during that time so we can make sure our visit suits your schedule rather than ours.

    Also, if possible, can you provide some idea of how many children are there and the range of ages so we can try and make sure that no one misses out?

    Thank you so much,

    Sam Mills

    • Dear Sam Mills,
      Hello, nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children at orphanage. Whatever you can bring for the children will be appreciated. Clothes are good for the children. Honestly we really need some money for support the children education. You can come any time and just give me a call when you get Bali.
      We are support for 97 of children right now but 49 of children are staying at orphanage all the time. The children at orphanage started from 3,5 year until 18 years old. Thank you for your attentions to the children at orphanage. God bless you always.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  175. Hello,
    I am visiting the Seminyak area of Bali from the 5th of May until the 7th of May. I would love to come and visit the children at the orphanage during this time. Is there a good time to come and visit them? Can you tell me how many children are at the orphanage and what ages they are please? I would like to make sure what I bring is age appropriate. Is there anything in particular that the children need at this time?
    Looking forward to visiting you.

    • Hi Alana,
      Thanks for your wrote and i`m sorry for the late answer. Glad to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. You can come to visit the children any time but please come after 12 in the afternoon. We have 49 of children who staying at orphanage for this time. The youngest children is 3,5 years old and the oldest is 18 years old. Whatever you want to bring for the children will be much appreciated. honestly we need some money to support the children education. Thank you for your kindness and God bless you always.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  176. Hi Dewa,
    We will be in Bali 19-30 April. Please advise what is the best day to visit and what time.
    Do I just call you when we get there?
    We will bring a donation of money plus goods from home.
    Looking forward to meeting you and the children.
    Kindest wishes,
    Gabby White

    • Hi Gebby, Thank you for your wrote and nice to heat that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. The children will very happy to meet you at orphanage. The best day to visit the children is on Sunday 24th of April after 10 am. Just contact me when you get Bali.
      Thank you for your generosity to help the children at orphanage.Whatever you can bring for the children will much appreciated. God bless you always.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  177. Hi! My family and I will be visiting Bali September 23rd for a couple of weeks and we would like to volunteer, meet the children and donate items. We hope we can be of assistance during this time.

    Thank you

    • Just forwarded your message to Dewa. You should hear from him soon. Thanks for helping out!

      Sent via DROID on Verizon Wireless

    • Hi Kristy,
      Thanks for you wrote and glad to hear that you and your family will be coming to Bali to visit the children at orphanage. We are waiting for you at orphanage. Whatever you can donate to the children will be much appreciated. I please you volunteer at orphanage.Thank you for your attentions to the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

    • Hi Kristy,
      Hope i find you and your beloved family are well. Thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali to visit the children at orphanage. I please you to volunteer at orphanage. The children will be happy to meet you and your family at orphanage. Thank you for your attentions to the children at orphanage. God bless you and your family.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  178. Hi there,

    we will be arriving in Bali on the 2nd of april and staying until the 10th April. I would very much like to visit the orphanage and meet the children. What is the best time to visit day and time? Also, is there something’s in particular that you and the children need that we can bring along. I have some clothes, shoes etc.. or is there something that I can do when I get there to help out? I am 31 and a mother of 3, unfortunately my children will not accompany me on this visit though. Please let me know how I can help and what you need. Kind regards. Sherry

    • Hello Sherry,
      Thanks for your wrote and nice to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you at the orphanage. Whatever you bring for the children will be much appreciated. Clothes,shoes,rice are very good to bring to the orphanage. Just contact me when you get Bali and i will make you a plan for your visit. Thank you for your kindness and say hello to your family . See you..

      kind regards,
      Dewa

  179. Hi Dewa,
    My daughters and I are coming to bali on april 20th we are staying in Seminyak we would like to visit.
    I have clothes, books, etc for the children.
    please let me know what day & time suits
    we are excited to visit the children
    Thankyou
    Liz Emily & Ashleigh

    • Hi Dewa

      we arrive on the 20th -28th please let me kow what is the best time to visit the children as I mentioned in previos email I clthes books etc for the children looking forward to hearing from you
      regards
      Liz Emily & Ashleigh

      • Dear Liz Emily and Ashleigh,
        Thanks for you wrote and i`m sorry for my late answer. I please you to visit the children anytime between 20th-28th of April. Thank you for your generosity .
        Kind regards,
        Dewa

  180. Hey Dewa,
    I am most likely coming to bali in June or July and have been encouraged by a teacher at school to do something good while im there. I was thinking i might be able to bring my family out for a day to so hi and give some donations. I would be able to get a number of things such as clothing and school equipment as well as probably money. Does this sound okay? Thanks, Zac.

    • Dear Zac Fitz and Family,
      Hello, Sound great!! Thanks for your wrote. The children will be very happy to meet you and your family at orphanage.Whatever you can bring for the children will be really appreciated. Honestly we need some money for support the children education. I will let you know about the number of clothes and school equipment soon. I will tell the sister at orphanage about it. Thank you for your attentions for the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  181. I am coming to Bali with my daughter and a friend at the end of May. We would like to visit the orphanage on Saturday 28th May for the day. We will be bringing books, pens, stickers and skipping ropes for the children. We will be staying in Seminiyak. I realise there is still some time before we arrive but if you could please let me know if this day is okay, it would be appreciated. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Jackie, Chelsea and Janine.

    • Hi Jackie, Thanks for your wrote and glad to hear that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage. Saturday 28th of may is good time to visit the children. Whatever you can bring for the children will be much appreciated. Thanks for your attentions for the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  182. I sent an email recently to Dewa and the sisters – just commenting here to make sure I can contact you before I get to Bali.

    I will be there from about 10th of March to 6th of April, with a bit of free time for volunteer work and staying not too far from the orphanage. I put details in the email, but basically I may be able help with some teaching or whatever else.

    Please let me know the best way to contact you to help during this time.

    Thanks,
    James.

    • Dear James,
      Hello James, Thanks for your wrote and i`m sorry for the late answer. It would be great if you can teaching English for the children at orphanage. The best time to come to visit the children is after 2 pm. Just contact me when you get Bali and i will make a plan for you to teaching the children English. Thanks for your attentions for the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  183. Hi,

    I am very interested in volunteering at the orphanage for a few weeks. I am a 23 year old UK citizen with experience as a teaching assistant in nurseries and primary schools. I am looking at coming to Bali in either May or June. I am most interested in working with the younger children, would this be possible? Please let me know how to further this and if you would like to see a CV or references.

    Many thanks,

    Katie

    • Dear Katie,
      Hello, I`m sorry for the late answer and nice to hear from you. I have talked with the sisters in the orphanage and i told them that you would like to volunteer at the orphanage. They are very happy if you can do volunteer and you can do whatever you want to do for the children at the orphanage. You are a very kind person and thank you for your attention for the children at orphanage. God bless you always.

      Best regards,
      Dewa and sisters

  184. Dear Dewa & Charlie
    First, it is always heart warming and encouraging to know that there are people such as yourselves outhere. So, thank you and well done!
    I will be in Bali on holiday and would like to visit your orphanage on the 25th of March 2011. I would like some guidance to get there and know when is the best time on this date to visit. The purpose of this visit is donate some used clothings and make a little donation. However, pls advice if you need anything else. Please advice, thanks 🙂

    Cheers
    Weng 6013-4301389

    • Dear Weng,
      Hello, Thanks for your wrote and nice to hearing that you will coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage.We are waiting for you at orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you at orphanage. I please you to come to visit the children. Whatever you can bring for the children will be much appreciated.Honestly we are really need some money to support the children education. We are helping two of orphanage. the one is “sidhi astu” orphanage ( thebaliorphanage) and the other one is ” Maria goretti” orphanage ( thebaliorphanage).” Sidhiastu” is about 40 minutes from Kuta and “Maria Goretti is about 3,5 hours driving from Kuta.
      Thank you very much for your attentions for the children at orphanage. God bless you always.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  185. Hi Dewa,
    I will be visiting Bali for a week from Thursday 20th of January 2011. I would like to visit the orphanage during my visit and would probably come on Monday 24th in the afternoon. Do hope this is convenient for you – I would come around 1pm. Look forward to seeing you, the Sisters and children – my email address is: terrytreacy@bigpond.com if you need to contact me.
    Kind Regards
    Jo Treacy
    Perth – Western Australia

    • Dear Jo Treacy,
      Hi Jo, Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and would like to come to visit the children at orphanage.I please you to come to visit the children on 24th of January in the afternoon. We are waiting for you at orphanage. Thank you for your attentions for the children at orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  186. My name is Nisha Tantivess and I go to UWCSEA Singapore, an IB international school. We will be visiting Bali in late March to do Social service. My 4 friends and I would love to come and help, unpaid of course. We wouldnt mind working with the orphaned children. It would be an incredible opportunity for us to be working with a reputable orphanage like yours.

    We would be staying at least 5 days, and it would be kind if you could let us know if you can use our help. All of our first languages are English, but we are also trained in fluent Thai, Spanish, German and a bit of Hindi. We could also donate some clothes, toys books and stationary if we are accepted to volunteer.

    Thanks in advance,

    Nisha

    • Dear Nisha,
      Hello, I`m sorry for the late answer. Thanks for your wrote and glad to hear that you would like to help us at the orphanage. Could you please tell me the exact date of your visit?. Any information will be appreciated. I please you to volunteer at the orphanage . Thank you your attention for our orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  187. Good Afternoon Dewa.

    I am currently working on a Personal Project and I am aiming to send an orphan in Bali, to school. If possible up to year 12. And financially support this child. I am interested in finding out if in Tuka Francisan orphanage has any possible candidates who deserve this kind of support?

    I will be in Bali on the 14th to the 19th, will be with My dad and friend (who is 14). And i would be delighted to visit the orphanage and give off of some slightly used clothes that are still in good condition. Please let me know what day/times are convenient for you.
    Possibely meet the child that i could support.

    Kind Regards
    Anita

  188. Hi Everyone…

    I came to visit with some friends in June and now i am returning for another holiday in Bali this Saturday the 8th..We will be in Bali for two weeks. This time i will be with my family including my three young kids. I would love to come visit again and would love for my kids to meet the kids there too. I would also like to bring some more goodies out to you. I am not exactly sure what day we will come yet but can you tell me what time of the day is best for you all???
    Thanks and sending our love
    Taryn Higgins and the Higgins Family xxx

    • Dear Taryn Higgins and family,
      Hello, Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children at orphanage again. Great ! your children can play together with the children at orphanage. The best time to visit the children is on 14th of January after 12 pm. What do you think? . Thank you for your attentions for the children at orphanage. Say hello to your family and your friend.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  189. Hi
    We are coming to Bali for Christmas, and I wanted to bring my children aged 4 and 20 months to visit on Christmas day to bring some used but still in great condition toys they no longer use and clothes that no longer fit.
    We also have some baby items including reusable nappies, clothes and bottles, that if are not suitable for the orphanage, perhaps you may be able to find a family that can use them.
    My daughter (who is 4) is very excited about visiting the children and we are all looking forward to it, but are unsure if we would be welcome on Christmas day, or if there would even be any children there. If not, please let us know when would be a good time to visit.
    Kind regards

  190. Katherine Armstrong

    Hello,
    My name’s Katherine and I’m a student currently living in Bali. I would love to come in for a visit with the children, and also to make a donation. Your Needs page lists clothing. Is it better for me to buy the clothing or would a money donation be more useful? I am staying in Sanur right now and I don’t have a phone but you can contact me at the email address I provided, I check it daily.
    Thanks very much and hope to see you soon!

  191. Hello Dewa.
    I am coming to Bali with my family on 24th December 2010 (our daughter is 21 years old and sons, 20 and 14). We will leave Bali on 6th January 2011. It would be wonderful if we could visit the orphanage while we are staying in your country. Please let me know the most convenient times for you and we will do our best!
    Many thanks, Catherine.

  192. Hello!

    Do you need help from a volunteer for around six weeks next summer?
    I would really like to spend my time with you and all the kids!

    I would be in Bali between the end of June until beginning of August.

    I am looking forward to hear from you!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  193. Ida Inger Kari Lie

    I am coming to Bali in December and will be staying in Sanur from the 16th till the 21th. Ia m travelling with my boyfriend and five other friends. Is it possible to come and visit you and the children? What day do you prefer us to come? I am finsihing my bachelor degree in Child welfare in june, so please lett me know if there is anything in particalar you need help with. We will also bring some donations. Regards,Ida

    • Dear Ida,
      I`m sorry for the late answer. Glad to hear that you wold come to Bali and would like to come and visit the children at orphanage. We are waiting for you at orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you at the orphanage. You can come anytime. Whatever you can bring for the children will be much appreciated. But honestly we are really need some money to support the children`s education. Thank you,
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  194. hi dewa
    i am very eager to hear from you have sent several e mails like you asked but have still heard no reply
    thanks holly

  195. Hi! My friend and I would be coming over to Bali this december and we were thinking of helping out at the orphanage with some activities such as teaching english and maybe some interactive games. would this be possible? also, we would like to know the ages of the children there and about how many children will be present.
    is it also possible for us to stay and help out for a few days then?

    thanks!
    regards,
    Deneshwari

  196. Mayra Linares Sattolo

    My name is Mayra Linares. I am a Brazilian art student from Central
    > Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London UK.
    > I have a project that involves performance art and orphan kids.
    > The project aims to introduce the body language/expression in a
    > therapeutical way, to kids. Me, as an artist, believe that this kind
    > of activity helps one to liberate and renew energies, ables you to
    > have a better knowledge about your own body; as a person, believe
    > that orphan kids have even unknown feelings that can be taken with
    > them for the entire life. My project is to be with the kids for a few
    > days (stil to be decided by the institution) working out these
    > activities which is based on Augusto Boal’s techniques of social
    > healing, therapy.
    > My idea is to show and teach (unconsciously) these kids a funny,
    > creative and lovely way of dealing with life and all the hard
    > moments.
    > Documentary is one of the ways i can present my project back to my
    > director. This is really important for me and my future carrier as a
    > social worker dealing with arts.
    > This e-mail is just a brief about my project. I will definitely send
    > you more information with the form I have to present at the
    > University and the activities well described
    > I could send you references of my self, through the University if
    > needed. Also I have a good friend that lives in Bali and teaches
    > kids too.
    >
    > Please, I would love to know if this idea is somehow interesting for
    > the institution. You can e-mail me back! I will be in Bali
    > in december, january and february although, I need to present my proposal
    > and all the information from the instituition by the 22 of november.
    >
    > Thank you very much!!
    >
    > ART + LOVE + HUMANITY

  197. Dear Bali Orphanage,

    I would like to send some stuff for the kids.
    1. How many are the children? How many boys? How many girls?
    2. How old are they?
    3. And i also want to know the complete address of Bali Orphanage (include the postal code).

    Thank you very much.

  198. Hi Dewa,
    My family will be in Bali for Christmas and we would like to spend part of the day at the orphanage and donate some goodies. We realise that you may not celebrate Christmas so is this a suitable day to come and should we make it any particular time? We would like to donate to the childrens education and will also bring some pre loved clothes.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Katie

    • Dear Kate Crane,
      Hello, I`m sorry for the late answer. I was sick because of Scarlet fever but i`m going better now. Nice to hear that you would like to come to the orphanage to visit the children on Christmas.The children will be very happy if you and your family come to visit them. The children will be celebrate the Christmas at the orphanage. Christmas is great day to come to visit the children at the orphanage. Thank you for your kindness and whatever you can bring for the children will be really appreciated. Honestly, we are really need some money for support the children`s education.

      Thank you,
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  199. hi dewa
    i left a message a couple of weeks ago and are eager to get a reply.i want to book a day and time to come visit on the 23 december. we will be bringing lots of clothes and toys but as it is christmas for us in december my children would love to bring gifts to the children. how many children are at the orphanage? how old are they?and what sex? so we can make the gifts special to each of them. thanks

    • Dear Holly,
      Hello Holly, I`m not in good condition. I was sick but i`m going better now. I will email you back after i got email from you than i will tell you the information about the children.
      Thank you,
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  200. Hi Dewa,
    My daughter, Steph and I are from Australia. We are planning to visit Bali around 7 th January. We would really like to spend a week with you helping in any way we can. I am a primary teacher and Steph is 16 and would enjoy helping the children with art activities. We would also like to bring donations of anything you need, so please let me know as we have many friends who would like to help. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind Regards,
    Julie

    • Hello Julie and family,
      Nice to hear that you would like to come to visit the children at the orphanage.I`m sorry for the late answer. I was sick because of scarlet fever.
      The children will be very happy to meet you and your daughter at the orphanage. If you don`t mind, i please you to teach the children English. English is very important for them. Art activities is great! your daughter can help the children with art activities and the children would like it. Whatever you can bring for the children will be really appreciated it but honestly, we are really need some money for support the children`s education.
      Thank you,
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  201. Hi there
    I’ll be in Bali next week and would very much like to visit the orphanage with my family and bring along some things that would be useful – as a teacher I would like to contribute some items that would help the children with their education. I’ll be staying in sanur. Is this far away? I gather the best time to come is after 3pm.
    Rewgards
    Steve

  202. Hello, my family and i will be visiting bali in december for christmas and my children would love to bring gifts for them all. we are interested in how many children you have and what age and sex? We will also be bringing some good second hand clothes and toys with us. thanks

  203. Hai. Saya bersama keluarga saya akan berkunjung ke pulau Bali dari 12 sampai 20 Oktober mendatang. Apakah boleh kami (yaitu saya, istri saya dan dua anak saya umurnya 7 dan 9 tahun) mengunjungi orphanage Anda? Kalau boleh, kapan tanggal yang baik? Apakah ada sesuatu yang bisa kita berikan yang akan membantu seperti misalnya pakaian atau alat sekolah? Saya tunggu balasan Anda.
    Salam dari Steve.

  204. Hi There,
    I sent and e-mail a couple of weeks ago to the above e-mail but have had no response yet. My partner and I are wanting to come and help out at your orphanage for 3 or 4 days at the end of October. My partner is a qualified builder if you need work done in that area. Can you please contact me in regards to where we stay/if we need to book somewhere close by. Thanks for you time. Amanda Jane

  205. Hi Dewa,

    Sorry we had a very bad phone connection I have sent you an email to the email address pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id

    I hope you get it – I iwll try and call again tomorrow.
    Thank you

    Jarna

    • Hello Jarna Bond,
      Thanks for your wrote and i have got you email this afternoon. I have an meeting with the sister tomorrow and i will send you an email after than.
      Thank you,
      Dewa

  206. Hi Dewa,
    I emailed your yahoo address but am not sure if it came through. Here is the information again. Thank you for helping with our inquiry.
    Below is the email we sent.
    We are a group of travel agents and would like to come to the orphanage on Sat 21st August around 10am to do an art session with the children.
    We are looking at bringing masks ( one for the agent/ one for the child) and together decorating the masks for our party we are having.

    We will bring all the supplies and art products, which we will donate to you when finished.
    Is there anything else you are needing that we can try to bring when we come?

    We depart on Friday so we need to confirm today if possible, if we can come along?
    Thanks,
    Angela.

  207. Hello,
    Does your organization take volunteers ? ( we have 18 seniors who would love to volunteer for 5 days in January.

    Thank you,

    Scott Ebbeling

  208. Hi Dewa,
    My 4 daugthers and I will be in Bali on the 28th Sept 2010. I am going to organise a lap top for you and the children. Please tell me what kind you need? Do the children need anything else? Any books or school items? Drink bottles or anything else for their school day. I can’t wait to meet you and the children. I have two 15 year olds , 9 year old and 7 year old. I think we will come one afternoon after school finishes what day would be best? Kind Regards Karen Bruce

    • Hello Karen,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children in the orphanage. The children will very happy to meet you and your daughter. Your daughters can play together with the children in the the orphanage.
      Thanks for the laptop. I really need a good laptop to support my work to help the children and the sister.
      Whatever you can bring for the children will be really appreciated but honestly we are really some cash for support the children`s education. Rice,Shampoo and tooth paste are very good to bring to the orphanage. we still have enough for the books and school items. 29 or 30th of September after 12 in the afternoon is the best time to come to visit the children.
      Thank you.
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  209. Hi there,

    I am coming to Bali with my friend next week & would love to come visit the orphanage. If you could please let me know a date and time that would be best that would be great.

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Danielle.

    • Hello Danielle,
      Thanks for your wrote and glad to hear that you would like to come to visit the children in the orphanage. We are waiting for you in the orphanage.25th of August after 12 in the afternoon is the best time to come to visit.
      Thank you,
      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  210. We will be coming to Bali in a few weeks. I have managed to get 50 toothbrushes (as I am in the dental industry) if they can be used and we will also bring a digital camera to donate if you still need one. The camera is only a couple of years old. Thanks

    • Hello Gail Turner,
      Glad to hear that you would like to come to the orphanage to visit the children.The toothbrushes is very good to bring to the orphanage.
      Oh, Thank you for the camera, we need it.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  211. Hi Dewa, I hope your recovery is going well. Last week Tues July 27th my 2 friends and I visited the orphanage and donated money, skipping ropes and some artists gear: pencils, textas, pastels. We did not have an interpretor so I was unable to communicate well. I would have liked to stress that I donated money so that the artists gear could go to the children to give them an opportunity to express themselves artistically, rather than to be sold. If you could let Sr Esther know that would be great.
    There is more gear to donate which did not fit into suitcases on my trip so my daughter will deliver these in February next year.
    The girls asked me to contact them on Facebook so I hope that’s okay with Sr Esther. I have some gorgeous photos of them and I think they’d like to see them on Facebook.
    I enjoyed my visit to the orphanage and found it to be a happy homely place. I hope we can keep in touch. Patricia, Cathy and Suzanne

    • Dear Patricia,
      Hello, i`m sorry for the late answer. I was very busy.
      You are a very generous person and thank you for everything!. I really proud of you!!.The money that you give to the sister will be used for the children needs.
      I hope i can meet you and your daughter in February next year.
      You can contact them on the the bali orphanage facebook. No problem!!.

      Say hello to your family,
      Dewa

  212. Dear Dewa,
    I am coming to Bali – 18th September to about the 2nd October, 2010. I am now coming with my 2 children (17 year old son & 13 year old daughter). My friend Barbara is also coming along with her 7 year old daughter. We would like to stay and work at your orphanage for at least 3 to 4 days. Could you please reply the best days which would suit you. We would also like to stay with you, or close to the orphanage. Have you any ideas regarding accommodation. Thanks Christine.

    • Dear Christine,
      Hello, Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali together with your family and your friend to visit the children in the orphanage. I please you to come to the orphanage on 20th of September and also you can stay in the orphanage for 4 days if you want but please check the room when you come on 20th of September. If you want , you can teach the children English and your children can play together with the children in the orphanage. Just write again here if you need more information.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

    • Dear Christine,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to the orphanage together with your family and your friend to visit the children. The children will be very happy to meet you in the orphanage.
      You can teach the children English and your children can play together with the children in the orphanage. I please you to come to visit the children on 20th of September and you can stay in the orphanage for 4 days. I`m sure if you like our room and please check it when you come on 20th of September.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  213. Hi Dewa & Charlie
    I am coming to Bali on 22 August 2010 from Australia and would love to come to visit the orphanage. I would like to make contact with you once I arrive to arrange a suitable time. I have alot of baby girls clothes ranging in size from 00000 to 1 in excellent condition. Would these be suitable for you at the orphanage or could you recommend anyone else who could make good use of these? Please also advise what other items would be of use to you at the orphanage. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards Deanne

    • Hello Deanne,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children in the orphanage. We have one baby girl in the orphanage . her name is Putri and she is 13 months old. The clothes will be good for Putri and she is really need some clothes. Whatever you can bring for the children will be really appreciated. The children will be very happy to meet you in the orphanage. Just call me when you are in Bali. See you….

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  214. Hi, I am coming to Bali on 7th august with my family,would love to come and visit the children.Is there a particular day that would suit.
    Regards Judy

    • Dear Judy Durlik,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and visit the children in the orphanage. I please you to come to visit on 9th of august after 12 in the afternoon. We are waiting for you in the orphanage. See you…

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  215. Dear Dewa When we visited the orphanage one of the girls showed us around and she was very kind. Her name was Mohra and she was 13. I would like to send her a parcel with some pens for drawing as she showed me her artwork. Please can you let me know if her name is correct as I would like to make sure she received the parcel herself. We also have made a DVD of our visit which I will send. We could put this on You Tube for people to view if you liked?? Let me know!

    Sara Holton

    • Hello Sarah Holton,
      Nice to hear from you. Yes, she is Mora and she is 13 years old. I`m sure that she would be very happy to get a parcel from you.
      For the DVD is great!!. please put on You Tub and i will show the DVD to the Children in the orphanage.

      Thanks for everything,
      Dewa

  216. Christine Byrne

    Dear Dewa, Regarding previous posting – If it is okay to bring along some instruments, could you please let me know how many children are currently at the orphanage. Thanks – Christine

  217. Christine Byrne

    Dear Dewa – So sorry to read of your recent accident – will pray for your speedy recovery! Myself (47 years old Mum), my son Todd (17 years old) and daughter, Celeste (13 years old) will be in Bali, possibly along with 2 friends from Monday, September 27th, to Monday October 4th, 2010. I am a Pre School Teacher, my friends are a Primary School Teacher and the other a Doctor. We would love to stay at the Orphanage for 2 to 3 days assisting in whatever way we could. We are musicians, and perhaps could enrich your program with music. Would percussion instruments and recorders be beneficial to bring to donate and use with the children? My children are very gifted with spending time with children, especially young children – as we are used to having an overflowing household with many children coming and going. Could you please let me know in the next week or so what would be the best days to come and help, the cost of accommodation for myself and my 2 children and 2 friends (5 people in total) and how we can help. I can’t wait to come across and meet the gorgeous kids and the staff.

    • Dear Christine Byrne,
      Hello, Thanks for your prayer and I have recovered now . Nice to hearing that you will be coming to the orphanage together with your family and also your friend. I please you to stay in the orphanage for 3 days. You can teach the children about music. The children will be very happy to play music together with you and your children. It`s ok if you want to bring some instrument!. You can do whatever you want to do for the children. For the teacher, She/he can teaching English to the children and the children will like it. For the Doctor, she/he can help the clinic near by orphanage. The best day to come to the orphanage on 28th of Sept. You can check the room when you came to the orphanage and you can stay in the orphanage .

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

  218. Kristina Marie

    Greeting from the United States,
    I am a teen living in the U.S. who is interested in running a book drive to benefit an Orphanage in need of gently used children books written in English. I was touched when I came across the website and was wondering if The Bali Orphanage would be interested? Please send me an email and/or comment.

    God Bless,
    Kristina

    • Hi Kristina Marie,
      Thanks for your wrote and your kindness. We are really appreciate you. The children need a books that written in English so that they can practice their English. English is very important for the children here in Bali.
      Just contact me if you need more information about the children in the Bali orphanage.

      Kind regards,
      Dewa

      • Hello Dewa,
        I’m so glad to hear from you. I have around 150 books so far for the children. Can you please e-mail me with a little more information about the orphans and what there schooling is like? I am going to contact my Catholic parish who I’m hoping will help collect books for the children. I would like to put a little information in our weekly bulletin to inform the parish of the need of English books for the children in Bali.

      • I almost forgot…..my E-mail address is
        kristinatiedeman@yahoo.com

        Kind regards,

        Kristina

  219. Hi
    I been looking at doing something in Bali with the kids, can you email me information please.

    Neil

  220. Hello, I will be in Bali from 20th until 30th July. I would love to come and spend time with the kids. Do you require any toiletries/clothes/games? Kind Regards Justine

    • Hello Justine,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali and would like to visit the children in the orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you in the orphanage. We are waiting for you in Bali.
      We are really appreciate whatever you can bring for the children but honestly we are really need some money to support the children education. Thank you for your Kindness.

      Kind regards
      Dewa

  221. Phoebe Wright

    Hi,
    Thanks for getting back to me, I also got through on the phone. Very sadly I have come down with a bad stomach bug and have had to fly home early as I need treatment at home – I am at the airport now! But I wish you all the luck with the orphanage and am very sad that I was unable to spend time with you.
    Best wishes,
    Phoebe

  222. Phoebe Wright

    Hi,
    I emailed a few days ago about the possibility of volunteering in the orphanages for a few days this week and was wondering if it would be possible. I am a 3rd year medical student and very enthusiastic!! I have friends with whom I’m traveling who might also be interested. Is there somewhere nearby I could stay? I would be happy to help in any way!

    Phoebe

    • Hi Phoebe Wright,
      I`m sorry, i did not reply your message quickly. I was very busy at the time. Nice to hear that you would like to volunteer at the orphanage. I please you to come together with your friend.
      If you want , you can stay in the orphanage. We have a rooms for the volunteer but the room is not really nice. The room is clean enough.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  223. Hi,
    Please can you tell me about how much it is for education for the year for each child. Also how many children do you have. We are coming to visit you and some of my children’s friends would like to donate some money for education. Thanks.

    • Hello Tracey Ash,
      I`m sorry , i did not send you an message quickly. I was very busy. I already talked to the sister about the cost of the education for the children. I will send you a lists soon. Please give me a bit more time. I`m still waiting for new children who would stay in the orphanage .

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  224. We will visit the Orphanage on Monday 5th of July at around 3pm in the afternoon. Look forward to seeing you all then.
    Jo Treacy Perth Western Australia

    • Dear Jo Treacy,
      Hi Jo, Glad to hear that you will be coming to Bali . we are waiting for you in the orphanage. See you…

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  225. Hi,
    My family will be in Bali from the 10th – 18th July. My husband and I and our two children, Jeremy (7) and Eliana (9) would like to come and visit.
    We were wondering if the 12th July would suit.
    My son Jeremy has organised from his soccer club some soccer Bibs and a ball and he would like to play soccer with the children if possible. My husband is a keen soccer player and would be happy to help coordinate some children to do this if you would like.
    My daughter, Eliana would like to know if there is something that she can bring to give to the children. It can either be something we bring from Australia or something that we buy in Bali. Eliana loves craft. Roughly how many girls are in the orphanage?
    Are there other specific needs that the orphanage has at the moment, I have checked the list and other than the shoes I am uncertain what you will need.
    Looking forward to meeting you.

    Regards,
    Tracey Ash

    • Dear Tracey Ash,
      Hope i find you and your beloved family are well. I`m glad to hearing that you and your family would like to come to the orphanage to visit the children. I please you to come to visit the children on 12th of July in the afternoon.
      It would be great if your husband and your boy can play soccer together with the children. The children will be very happy to play soccer together with your husband and your boy.There is 45 of girls in the orphanage. your daughter can play together with the girls in the orphanage. Right now the orphanage is really need some cash for supports the children education. But we are really appreciate whatever you can bring for the children.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  226. Hi Dewa, I have arranged with Brenton Whittaker from “BaliKids” to visit Sr Esther and the children at the orphanage on Tuesday July 27th to make some donations. I would like to make contact with you to make sure that my visit suits. Please reply and let me know that Sr Esther is expecting me and that the day and time is good.
    Thank you, patricia

    • Dear Patricia,
      Hello, I`m so sorry , i did not replay your message quickly. I was very busy. I have told Sr Easter that you would come to the orphanage to visit her and the children.
      We please you to come to visit whenever you want but please come after 10 am. We are waiting for you in the orphanage.
      Best regards,
      Dewa

      • Hi Dewa, Brentan Whittaker from “Carry for Kids”for me has arranged for me to come at 2,30pm on Tues July 27th to meet with Sr Esther and the children. My donation includes skipping ropes so it would be great if we could skip with the children and take some photographs please. Also I have money for Sr Esther. Please let me know what she would like me to buy for the children with some of that money. Thanks, Patricia

  227. We are a group of several families with children we are staying from 1st – 11th July and would like to visit you to spend time with the children and to bring some donations to you. Can you arrange a time to visit when our children can spend time with the children at the orphanage? We are coming from Australia.

    • Dear Sara Holton,
      Glad to hear that you would like to come to the orphanage to visit the children. It will be great if you spend time with the children at orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you and your children.
      I please you to come to the orphanage on Monday 5th of July after 10 a clock.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

      • Hi dewa

        that time is good – we will be about 5 adults and 6 children – what should we bring?? Will all the children be there? We would like our children to make some new friends.

  228. Thanks Dewa, I am sending you an email that has more information about myself and some of the things I have already bought to bring.

  229. Hi, I will be in Bali in July-August 2010 and would like to come and volunteer at your orphanage for several days in mid July. I am happy to do anything – whether it be maintenance work, but especially teaching english and playing with the kids. I understand you have some guestrooms there, and would like some more information about what you would need me to bring etc. I look forward to hearing back from you. Christene

    • Dear Christene,
      Great Christene !! Nice to hear that you would like to come to visit the children and volunteer at orphanage. I please you to teach English to the children and you can play together with them. I will discuss with the sister and i will tell you for more information soon.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  230. Melanie Plevcak

    Dear Charlie and Dewa,

    My extended family and I will be in Bali from 13-23 August 2010 and would really like to visit the children. I was wondering if it’s possible to schedule a visit on 16th or 17th Aug as we are in Seminyak at this time?

    We would also like to bring some gifts. Can you please let me know what the children currently need? I was thinking of art supplies, clothes, etc.
    Thank you very much and we really look forward to meeting the kids.

    Kind regards,
    Melanie

    • Dear Melanie Plevcak,
      Nice to hearing that you would like to come to orphanage to visit the children.We are waiting for you at orphanage. The children will be very happy to meet you at orphanage.
      I please you to come on 16th or 17th of august to visit the children. Honestly we are really need some cash to support the education of the children. we are still have enough clothes, toys. books for the children BUT we are really appreciate whatever you can bring for the children.

      Kind Regards
      Dewa

  231. Dear Dewa,
    My husband and I are travelling to Bali for our late honeymoon on the 25th June 2010. We would very much like to organise to visit the orphanage during our stay in Bali. We will be there for 10 nights.
    We have two young boys who won’t be travelling with us, however we have some clothes that we can bring to you if this is of some use to you.
    I understand that the best time to visit is on the weekend or after 3pm on a weekday.
    I was wondering which day best suits you for our visit? I was thinking Sunday the 27th June 2010. Is this possible for you?
    I am really looking forward to meeting you and see all the wonderful things that you do for the children.

    • Hello Belinda Ebbs,
      Glad to hear that you would be coming to orphanage to visit the children together with your young boys. We are waiting for you at orphanage.I please you to come to visit the children on Sunday 27 of June. Just call me if you are in Bali.

      Best regards
      Dewa

  232. Hi Charlie. I was looking at the photos of the children and my heart just goes out to them all. I wish that I was able to sponser Kadek but at this time I am a student myself learning to become a medical assistant. The fact that he want to be a doctor is wonderful. Please let me know if there is anything that he will need and I will do my best to send it all to him. Everest is a wonderful school and there are many people there that will be willing to donate what they can to Kadek.

  233. Barbara Ashley

    Good Morning – I will be coming to Bali on 8th June for two weeks and would like to visit you and the children. My adult daughter will be with me. I am not sure what we can offer to do (as a Grandma I am great at reading stories!!). We are both prepared to do whatever we can to support the Sisters and the children.
    yours sincerely
    Barbara Ashley

  234. Hi There!
    I will be coming to Bali next week and I would love to come and spend some time with you.
    I would also love to donate what ever is needed.
    Can you let me knwo what is most needed at the moment and a good time to come and visit.
    Thank you
    Emma x

    • Hi Emma,
      I please you to come to the orphanage to visit the children. We are really appreciate whatever you can give for the children. But some of the childrens really painting tools. Kanvas for painting is good also. The best time to visit is after 12 o`clock in the afternoon.
      Best regards
      Dewa

  235. Hi,

    My friends and I will be heading to Bali next week (22-29 Apr) and were thinking of donating some clothes to the orphanage.

    Do you accept clothes donations? If yes, may I know how can we deliver them to you? We will be putting up at the Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort and Spa. Would there be any other areas we can contribute?

    Thank you.

    • Dear Samuel,
      Glad to hearing that you would be coming to Bali . We are waiting for you at Sidhia Astu orphanage.
      Yes, i can accept whatever you want to give for the children at orphanage and i will be really appreciate for your kindness.
      You can can come to the orphanage to deliver the clothes by taxi or you can contact me when you are in Bali. Yes there is other orphanage that need clothes for the childrens. The orphanage name is Maria Gorreti .I can drive you there if you want. The childrens need about 100 pcs of clothes.

      Thank you
      Dewa

    • Thanks Dewa,
      Shall I let you know when I plan to come to Bali to organize a visit? I am thinking early October.
      Cheers, Alyssa

      • Dear Alyssa,
        Yes please ! Just tell me the exact date when will you be in Bali so that i can organize you visit.

        Thanks
        Dewa

  236. Hi!
    I am an artist from Perth, I have 2 adopted children of my own (from Korea). I am very interested in helping out at the orphanage when I visit (either in July or September). I teach art, are any of your kids interested in an art workshop?

    I am also wondering about producing a series of paintings about the orphanage; I would love to paint the faces of some of the children there & a percentage of paintings sold could be donated to the orphanage.

    Kind Regards,
    Alyssa

    • Hi Alyssa,
      Thanks for yo wrote, sound good and would be nice if you can teach the childrens about Art. The childrens will be very happy if you can teach them. I please you if you want to paint the face of some of the childrens at orphanage.

      Best regards,
      Dewa

  237. we happy to collect and donate 1.100.000rp from Awaredance festival!!!
    enjoy

  238. Dear Joanne,
    We are waiting for you here at orphanage. We are the Sidhi Astu orphanage familys want to thank you for your kindness. God bless you always. See you…
    Thanks again
    Orphanage family

  239. Dear Dewa, Sisters and children,

    It is not long now until I will be visiting you all at the orphanage. I will arrive in Bali in 2 weeks time, and can’t wait to meet you all.
    Thankyou to everyone for all your support in fundraising money for the children at the Tuka Orphanage.
    This money will greatly assist them. I also have clothing that I am bringing with me.
    God bless and see you all soon.

    Aunty Joanne xx

  240. I will be visiting Bali at the end of June with my husband and two boys aged 8 and 12. We would love to come and visit the children on the 3rd July 2010. Please let me know if this day is suitable and at which time we should come. We will bring some gifts for the children Thanking you. Nina

    • Hi Nina,
      Nice to hearing that you will be coming to Bali . We are waiting for you at Sidhi Astu orphanage. Your boys can play together with the kids at orphanage. I please you to come to the orphanage in 3 of july. The best time to visit the childrens is after 12 o`clock in the afternoon. See you..

      Best regards
      Dewa and the kids

  241. HI Charlie,
    Yes thankyou, I got your email, I will reply now.
    Cheers,
    Joanne

  242. Hi Charlie,
    I spoke to you back in Feb about coming to spend some time at orphanage, my trip is getting closer, but would like to talk to you via email please, as there are a few things i would like to discuss with you.
    You should be able to see my email address, if not let me know and I will send it to you.
    Thankyou Charlie,
    REgards,
    Joanne

  243. Hi Charlie, just wondering how Dewa is feeling hope she is feeling better. Looking forward to meeting you all bye for now

  244. Hi Charlie & Dewa
    We are about to leave our home town and start heading toward your country this weekend. What are specific needs at the moment. We are still planning to get some school supplies and sports gear. We also have hair ties & combs for the girls and also toothbrushes. Please let me know what your needs are so we can pack them in too. Thanks

    • I just updated the “Current needs” page of the website. Shoes – you will see sizes etc – are still needed as well as some “larger” items; a digital camera and laptop. Baby formula for 9 month old “Putri” is not on the page yet but is also needed. You must be getting very excited about your trip now. Only a few more days and you’ll be at the airport! Thanks again for all your help. You’ve got a BIG bunch of kids that are excited to meet you. Happy travels.

  245. Hi Dewa

    My friends and I are coming over to Bali for a few days at the end of April and we would love to come and visit the orphange. We arrive in Bali on Friday the 30th of April and return to Darwin on Monday the 3rd of May. Dewa, would it be possible for us to visit the orphange on Sunday the 2nd of May – I am arranging for us to bring some school supplies and we would love an opportunity to meet you, for a tour and to meet the sisters and children.

    Please contact me at brenda.keenan@nt.catholic.edu.au to arrange a time for us to visit.

    Warm regards
    Brenda
    Deputy Director – Catholic Education Northern Territory

  246. Hi Dewa
    I have been intouch with Charlie about visiting the orphanage on Monday 29th March. We are staying in Kuta. Please can you let us know how to get to the orphange and what time is best to visit. Thank you
    Stacey

  247. Julie and Mick

    Thanks Dewa,

    We have been looking forward to hearing from you and anxiously await your input on how we can help!

    Best to you and all,

    Julie and Mick

    • Hallo Julie and Mick,
      The sister doesn`t have special project for you but the sister said that they are really apreaciate about what you want to do at orphanage. And also the sister said that please come to the orphanage even you just meet the childrens. we are waiting for you here at orphanage.

      Thankyou,
      Dewa and the sisters

  248. Hi Dewa,
    My friend and I, Mick are interested in lending a hand to help in whatever way we can…we are fine with hard work and we are both strong 🙂
    We can come for a day or two if needed. Do you have any special projects that need some work in the next few weeks (until March 31st?)
    We also may interested in giving a donation or sponsorship of some sort as well.
    Please contact me at juliefaherty@aol.com to arrange a time we can come visit.
    Our best wishes to you and the children!
    Julie and Mick

    • Hi Julie and Mick,
      Nice to hearing that you would like to help us at orphanage. I will discuss with the sisters about it and i will email you tomorrow in the afternoon. We are waiting for you here at orphanage.

      Best regards
      Dewa and the kids at orphanage

  249. Hi, I am a 22yr old female and I am looking into planning a long term trip abroad. I want to do something like volunteering in a orphanage for a while, maybe 3 months or so, and after a recent trip to Bali I’d love to do it there. Could you please contact me by email to discuss this.
    Thanks

    • Hallo Ashleigh,
      Thanks for you wrote and I`m glad to hearing that you would like to volunteer at orphanage. I`m still discuss with the sister about it. I will send you an message soon.
      Thanks
      Dewa

  250. Hello!

    My Name is Angie Allsup I am 46 years old and live in Oakhurst California. My family and I are planning a trip to Bali Indonesia July 10th – 21st 2010. I will be travelling with my Husband Del my son Taylor (18) Daughter Savannah( 17) and youngest daughter 13..My sister will also be joining us. WE were hoping to help out at an orphange for 3-4 days possibly 17th-20th.. I feel this would be n excellent experience for my both us and my kids. I am Dutch/ Indonesian and my sister and I both speak fluent dutch and english..My husband is a custom home builder and my son often helps him in construction. My 17 daughter works in the church Nursery every Sunday and also with challenged kids. WE would be willing and happy to help in any projects you might have for us to work on..My sister also plays the guitar and I sing…I know this would only be for 3-4 days but this would mean so much if we could help in any way..Can you please reespond to my request as we are planning our vacation soon…thank you so much…Angie Allsup

    • Hallo Angie Allsup,
      Nice to hearing that you would coming To Bali on July. I really apreciate you that you would like to do something at orphanage. I will discuss with the sister to make a plane for you. I will tell you soon. Thank you
      Best regards
      Dewa

  251. Jo, Ash, Zoe, James & Scott

    Hi,

    We are visiting Bali again on the 11th-24th March and we would like to visit your orphanage and bring some items for the kids. So far I have a range of toys, pens, paper, books, underwear etc.. We also have club t-shirts (around 30) spare from Aussie Rules Football club – would the boys like these? Also, are you still in need of winter/rain gear? Please let me know if I need to make an appointment before we arrive as I would like to visit when all of the children are there. Look forward to meeting them all and maybe playing a game or two!

    Kind Regards, Jo, Ash, Zoe, James and Scott

    • Hi Jo,Ash,Zoe,James and scott,

      Nice to hearing that you would be coming to Bali. The kids are waiting for your coming. The childrens will be very happy if you give them T-shirts or other things. I will be happy if i can help you when you are in Bali. The best time to meet all of the kids is after 12 o`clock in the afternoon.

      Thank you,

      Dewa

  252. We are heading to Bali next week and would very much like to visit. What would be the best day and time?

  253. hi I will be arriving in Bali 28th Feb for 2 weeks and would like to visit the orphanage , do we have to contact you before we come or what is the best day and time to visit?

    • Hi Kim,
      There is no need to contact anyone before showing up, but it can be to your advantage to set up a time to visit as sometimes all/most of the children can be away at the school, day trip etc… Just pick a few days that might fit into your 2 weeks in Bali and I’m sure that one of those can work well. Dewa in Bali will arrange a time for you if you like. He can be reached either on the facebook page or by emailing the orphanage directly. (see “contact” page on this site) Excited for you and hope you have a great trip!

  254. Hi Charlie
    We will be over in Bali in April this year and we as a family would love to visit your orphanage. I would like to bring some school supplies and some sporting equipment. Can you let us know what they need in the way of those things that we can bring.

    • Nicloa,
      Both school supplies and sports equipment would be great as they use them up/ wear them out quickly with so many children using them. If you would like specifics, then just check back in closer to your trip in April and we can make sure that you know the immediate needs then. Either way- items like you mention are always in need. Thanks so much!

  255. HI Charlie,
    It has been great reading all the information and comments on the orphanage, I am so inspired to come there and visit the Sisters and children on my trip to BAli, end of may,early June. I also would like to volunteer there at the Orphanage while I am there, cooking,cleaning,reading the children books etc,, whatever it takes, i would like to be a part of their existence. I am currently looking into holding a fundraiser to try and raise money for the orphanage to buy food,school supplies etc… My dad is very interested in helping me do this as he spent the first 8years of his life in an orphanage and knows only too well what it is like to live with so many children, and how the food has to be shared around so no-one is left hungry. I think it would be a big wake up call for any traveller to visit the orphanage, as we take so much for granted in our lives, and don’t realize how good we have it at our own homes. Please advise how i could be of assistance in the orphanage, and how does it all work becoming a volunteer with such an organisation?? I am a mother of 3 children,ages 16,12, and 8. I will be staying in Kuta, so is it best to go to the orphanage for a day, or arrange to stay there for a few days to help?
    I will really look forward to hearing back from you.
    Cheers,
    Joanne

    • Hi Joanne! So glad you wrote. It is great that you are excited to help- it is an experience that you will never forget.
      There are a few “guest rooms” that are simple but clean and comfortable that you would be welcome to stay in if you wanted to be there for a few days or more. Your children would be welcome as well and would have a lot of kids their ages to hang out and play with. There is a wide variety of areas you can help while you are there. Painting, cleaning, teaching English, gardening, helping with homework-(math is good as you don’t need to be fluent in Indonesian) and just simply spending time with the children. If you write again closer to when you come, we can set up a time for you to go. There is not a formal application process – if your show up willing to help, then you are in! =)
      If I am not in Bali myself, then Dewa (our full time manager in Bali) will help you find the Orphanage and can possibly meet you in Kuta or talk with your driver and give directions. It is about a half hour drive from Kuta.
      Please feel free to write again with any questions. – Thanks for writing! -charlie

  256. Hi, we are coming to Bali for a holiday from Western Australia, is it worth while bringing our second hand clothes from the kids in Aus for the orphans or is it other needs they require?

    • Yes! It is definitely worth while bringing second hand clothes. Even the new clothes here in Bali are usually much thinner and wear out quickly- so 2nd hand from another country is GREAT. I usually stop off at a 2nd hand store before leaving California and buy anything with sports or surf logos and anything else that the kids would think is “cool.” If you are coming soon, they still need backpacks and umbrellas. (see the “current needs” page on this website) Feel free to write again with any questions or if you would like to set up a time to go. Thanks for writing! -charlie

  257. Hi kids, we gone get some little donation for you!!!
    we doing a festival @ Kintamani 7-10 May and their we have some charity projects and yours is part of it!! Hope you use it smart!!!
    Love and Light
    in lak’ech

    • Hi Baba,
      Nice to hearing that you would be coming to orphanage . The Childrens are waiting for your coming.
      Thank you
      Dewa

  258. Amber..I realized that I did not address your upcoming trip. Sorry-
    If you email using pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id
    Dewa is responding to most of their emails for them now and can help set up something for you. (his english is VERY good and he can usually get right back to you with answers from Sister Ester or Sister Corry.) They have rooms there that are for visitors and it can be a great experience – especially sharing meals, etc. with everyone there. You will really be part of the family. Thanks again!

  259. Dear Charlie and Christy,
    wow! you have completely touched my heart by what you are doing for the orphanage. Myself and my family have visited the very same orphanage for the past 3 years. We have grown to love the children and love going back to see them each year to see how they have grown and progressed. It was wonderful to find the Facebook page and see recent photos of Vina and the other children. I posted some photos from my albums also. I think I have a few more and will find them.
    I am planning on going back to Bali in June 2010 and would love the opportunity to give my time for volunteer work. I will be 27 by then and am not afraid of getting my hands dirty. Anything to help out the kiddies!
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards
    Amber

    • Amber, Thank you for your kind note! Wow! What a special place over there huh? I am writing this from California right now but each day starts with an hour or two of emails, etc dealing with the Tuka orphanage so I still feel connected. I am not sure exactly what happened a few days ago, but the facebook “fans” went from 1 or 2 new people a day to now it is over 50 people a day! The “stats” on the fb page has shut down so I can’t see what is going on yet. Dewa is our full time manager in Bali and is the one who is helping the kids post comments. I will post a clip on FB from his email to me yesterday that sums up what the children think of all this. Feel free to write messages directly to any of the children that you know. Dewa is now daily sitting down with the kids at the computer so they can see people’s comments/ questions etc. We are working on hiring someone else in Tuka to help with the facebook/ website etc as this turned into an instant full time job for Dewa and he won’t always be free to respond. Hopefully one of the 20-somethings that grew up at the orphanage that now is looking for work. Thank you very much for the photos you shared and yes please share any more that you find later. The kids are really liking getting to see their photos and remembering friends they’ve met. My sons are awake now so it’s time to help get the morning started. Thanks for writing! -charlie

  260. Julieanne,
    It is exciting that you are going to Bali with your family and want to share part of your trip with the children in Tuka. There is a “current needs” page here on this website that would be good to check before you go. the link is http://thebaliorphanage.com/current-needs/
    As for bringing your daughters, I am assuming that they are “triplets?” (“all 5 yrs old”) Yes, PLEASE bring them. Your daughters will be VERY well received and it will be a day that the children will talk about even weeks later. From Benoa, plan on about a 45 min drive to the orphanage. Write again about a week before you go to set up a time to visit. (either here or the orphanage’s email – pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id
    Thanks for writing!

  261. Hi, my family and I will be in Bali in April 2010 and would very much like to visit the orphanage.
    Firstly we would like to know what needs you require? We are travelling from Australia.
    We will be staying in Benoa, how long does it take to get to the orphanage? We would also like to bring our children 3 girls who are all 5yrs old, is it okay? Many thanks

  262. Dear Charlie, I have emailed the following to the email address given, but just in case this is not received I thought I could post it here and if you have any suggestions/ideas/advice, please let me know. Thanks very much….

    Dear Bali Orphanage,

    Just want to run an idea by you, I have previously emailed tuka email (webmaster@tukaorphanage.com) with no response. The reason I would like to get in contact with the orphanage is because in January I plan to come to Indonesia with some friends and we are trying to organise a “clothing drop”, where we come to places that need – like orphanages etc, and give kids that don’t have much clothing free brand new plain tee shirts that I am getting made in Bali.

    I will be roughly looking at donating about 200 shirts in Lombok, and have another 100 shirts to donate throughout Bali so just wanted to know if the Bali Orphanage would welcome such a visit? This initiative is because my friends and I want to start a clothing company in Australia where every shirt or pair of shorts purchased, we will give a child a tee shirt in places where kids do not have many clothes.

    Please advise if I can get into contact with anyone to organise, or whether this would be a good initiative at the Bali Orphanage?
    We would only have a certain amount of shirts to give at the Bali Orphanage so please advise how many shirts, and what sizes, and what ages for the kids? We would ask that we can take some video and photos of the children enjoying the clothes getting handed out, and maybe a game of soccer if that is possible. We will be in Bali January 13th and would ideally be able to come and give the kids some shirts in between Jan 14-Jan17.

    Thanks very much

    Soren

  263. I am coming to Bali on the 2nd March till the 30th. My son is getting married to a Balinese girl on the 22nd. I would love to come and help out if possible. I am 63 yrs old andfemale.

    • Hi Dawn! First of all, congratulations! Balinese wedding ceremonies are amazing to be a part of, lots of work, but fun! It would be a pleasure to have you come and help. Do you have any dates in mind? Maybe you could come soon after your arrival to get acquainted with the children, Sisters and staff – and then you could make plans for more visits during the rest of your stay. Let me know what you think. Thank you for your willingness to help!

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