The cost of education is an insuperable barrier for many in rural
Bali. Although the cost may appear small to western eyes, it is beyond the
resources of a large number of families, particularly those who do not possess
their own land and must toil in other people’s rice fields and plantations.
When families cannot afford education, it is always the girls who are deprived
For many children in rural areas transportation too is a problem.
Because high schools must serve many villages, they are often widely spaced.
Although Balinese children are used to walking long distances to school, for
many living in the mountains it is physically impossible to get to school
without transport - and transport must be paid for.
The BCP sponsorship program seeks to address the many and varied needs of
individual youngsters on a case-by-case basis, sometimes even extending help to
the home in order to provide an environment conducive to learning and in which
hunger is not an impediment to education.
Sponsorships are really personal and meaningful. Not
only do sponsors receive photographs of their children in various activities,
but they are encouraged to visit them and their families. The children not
only get financial support, but also receive health and dental care when needed.
They are included in any special events such as classes in dance, English
language, cooking etc. They are also encouraged to visit the BCP office if
they need anything - and if they can't come, we go to them.
We are continually being made aware of children in need of
support. With only limited resources available, we are often forced, to our
great distress, to turn away children in need.
Please help us reach a growing number of deserving young people and make a
monthly committment. $25 will cover the cost of kindergarten and primary
school. $30 will just cover the cost of attending high school.
For students living in villages far from a high school the extra cost of
transportation will be covered by a donation of $40. These
donations will cover school fees, basic materials like books, pens & paper,
and local transportation.
Through the generosity of individual sponsors the BCP has enabled children to be
the first person in their community ever to benefit from higher education.
To provide sponsorship support, please go to: DONATIONS