Updates on the current situation in Indonesia and in Bali… The Island of the Gods, also the island of mass tourism. Perhaps Bali suffers more from its situation than any other island in the Indonesian archipelago. In tourist areas, the streets are deserted, shops, restaurants and bars are closed and unfortunately many will never reopen.
As mentioned, the health crisis has turned into an economic crisis that has a massive impact on the lives of the population; no income, no work, no food. It is very important to run the economy, to provide jobs to those who lose their jobs; Staying at home is possible in some parts of the world, but getting out to work and living here is a matter of survival. The virus is still actively circulating in the region, so it needs to be studied how to live with it.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY CARE CHAPTER III – THE FULL STORY
Since March, we have been providing emergency assistance to the communities and families most affected by the economic crisis and the current situation. We will continue to support the families and communities most in need with healthy food, food, soap, disinfectants, and vitamins on the islands of Bali and Sumba. In addition, we want to support vulnerable communities and people who lose their jobs to acquire new skills.
We believe that the transmission of knowledge has a much greater impact in the long run and allows communities to gain independence. To that day, we started the “Empowered Friends” program which means “Empowering Friends”; we will work with the women’s community and prisons to learn new skills.
COLLABORATE WITH WOMEN’S PRISONS – READ THE FULL STORY
In early June, shops, artisans, markets can return to activity. What enables this economic recovery is that everyone has to wear a mask to go to the street or go to work while keeping a social distance. During pandemics, inmates are not allowed to receive visitors. For three months, they were cut off from the world. With our partners, Kunang Jewellery and ToKo Concept Store, we developed this project with women in Kerobokan Prison. By producing 600 masks for our next CCC project, we are offering the prison community the opportunity to take an active role in fighting pandemics. We help them produce masks in a careful way and thus offer them the opportunity to work, work, and income.
“OBVIOUSLY, IT’S HARD HERE. SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE, I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO FIND MANY COLLABORATORS, TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO ACTIVITIES IN PRISON. IT ALSO CHANGES PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVES AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE PRISON ENVIRONMENT. WE ALWAYS TRY WORK FOR THEM, HIGHLIGHT THEIR CAPACITY, OFFER WAYS TO IMPROVE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE. THE MAIN GOAL IS TO OFFER THEM TRAINING, TO RESTORE THEIR CONFIDENCE, TO ACQUIRE NEW KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BEFORE THEY RETURN TO CIVIL SOCIETY. MOST OF THE WOMEN HERE ARE RELATED TO DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES. THEREFORE, ADEQUATE MEANS MUST BE FOUND TO OFFER NEW TOOLS FOR FUTURE LIFE. “
-MA’AM. LILI, THE DIRECTOR OF THE PRISON-
“FOR ALL OF US, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE’VE BEEN A PRISON, WHICH IS A VAST PRISON. BUT WE WERE SURPRISED BY WHAT WE FOUND; THE GARDENS, PAINTINGS, AND COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL ON ALL THE WALLS AND WARM WELCOME FROM THE STAFF AND INMATES. Mrs. LILI TELLS HER PRISON THAT SHE’S AS BEAUTIFUL AS A WOMAN, SHE’S REALLY TRYING TO CHANGE NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS OF PRISON. “
-AYU, GOOD FRIEND-
MBINUNDITA SCHOOL – FULL STORY
Since December 2019, 65 children have been deprived of their education due to the collapse of their schools.
We planned to rebuild and inaugurate their new school in early April, but the pandemic has frozen the country and the world. We have to react to the urgency of this crisis; some funds allocated to schools should be diverted to our food aid projects in Sumba and Bali.
Over the past two weeks, we have seen the reopening of airports within the archipelago, so we have continued the work of this wonderful project in the hope of starting construction as soon as possible, in early July, to be inaugurated in October.
The people of these villages and the beneficiaries of this project cannot wait any longer. They do not have access to electricity; through the screen is therefore not an option for them. The teachers are already doing their best, but the distance between the children’s homes is a few kilometers so they have to walk. So it’s very emergency for us to rebuild as quickly as possible!
We still need funds to complete this project, you can support it through our crowdfunding platform below.
Kawanbaik.co – Website
For years, the foundation has struggled to create original self-sufficiency solutions.
In this case, we are happy to inform you that we have created a bran