Bali has still to deal with the Corona crises. Bali is now in the fase of re-opening step by step. Despite easing measures there are not many tourists on Bali at this moment. This has still a impact on the income of the Balinese and so on our families of Sjaki.
Sjaki has started a foodpackage program since april 2020. We already did 18 rounds. With this we support the families, teachers and staff of Sjaki. A package consists of 10 kg of rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, 10 eggs and 1 kg of sugar. This costs 11 Euros and can feed a family (father, mother and 2 children) for 1.5 weeks.
So please if you can donate an amount for a foodpackage.
Sjaki-Tari-Us is a foundation with the focus on children with a mental disability in Bali under the following motto; not less, but differently gifted. We offer children, teenagers and young adults with a mental disability a learning program. We teach the parents how to educate and take care of their child. We do this by sharing the knowledge of Western world with Balinese culture. Our Balinese teachers with western knowledge is the best of guidance of our children. Furthermore, we have developed, and still continue to develop, special learning programs. Now together with the Balinese teachers we have developed a working culture and learning program that consists of both Western and Balinese influences. This has to lead to a higher quality of the guidance of and education for children with a mental disability. Moreover, we aim for more acceptance of people with a mental disability in the Balinese culture. Our final goal is to transfer our foundations to the Balinese people.
To improve and increase the learning possibilities, communication, capabilities and independence of children with a mental disability. With the usage of several play and learning materials and methods and to support schools and teachers in the practise of this goal.
As a child with a mental disability in Bali, you are not as much accepted as in Europe. Among other things such as religious reasons and ignorance, having a child with a mental disability is seen as bad karma from the parents and/or child. They are embarrassed. This opinion has to be changed! Every child with a mental disability has his/her own qualities and has a right to live in society and to be him/herself . They are not less, but differently gifted and they have the right to participate in the society as an equal person.