Villa Seriska is proud to partner Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak (YKPA) Orphanage and provide opportunities; loving support; education; health care and work/life skills to orphans and “street children” of Bali.
Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak (YKPA) Orphanage:
Ni Pande Putu Etiartini and her caring team started YKPA in June 2008. Their objective was to help disadvantaged children who end up begging on the streets for a number of reasons: poverty, abusive parents, death of parents, etc. These children have little or no schooling and end-up being abused by street gangs. In October 2010, YKPA obtained the formal orphanage license and Indonesia non-profit organization status (No. 460/7182/Dep.Sos/2008)
The following is just part of what YKPA offer to the children:
A safe and loving home to orphans – currently 26 children are housed at the orphanage.
Home schooling with basic skills training, mainly conducted by volunteers. These are activity-based classes to teach the children practical skills. For example, the children make toys to sale at local shops and through the Internet to raise money for the orphanage.
Resident children are sent to a local elementary school for a few hours a week to give them formal education in basic writing, reading and math’s skills.
You can see more details of Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak (YKPA) Orphanage at: http://ykpa.org
YKPA have an extensive number of plans to expand their support for the children including opening a formal school at the orphanage with professional teachers. This can all happen when YKPA can get more money through donations!
We support YKPA by providing teaching materials and support for education and skills training for the children. We believe in the concept that it is better to give a hungry child “a fishing rod and teach them how to fish, rather than just give them a fish to eat”
How can you help?
You are welcomed to visit YKPA during your visit to Bali. We will be happy to take you to the orphanage so you can meet the children and the caring staff. Some of our guests, particularly families with children, have found these visits both educational and enjoyable.
YKPA is, of course, always grateful for donations or you can sponsor a child for as little as US$ 20 per month!