Mid August Berry and Tjeerd spent 4 weeks on Bali to visit all the sponsor children and pay the yearly amount for their education. It was Berry’s first visit to Indonesia, so this was quite exiting for him. Our first stop was Pancasari, where we stayed with Arie and Jeanne. Together with them we visited the three schools, where we met alle the children we spnsor there, together with their parents. As always, this is a lively get-together.
The schools were well prepared for our visit, and things went smoothly.The next day we were in Lovina, and visited the schools in Kalibukbuk and Anturan. Here we were also greeted warmly by the teachers who are our contact at the schools and who arrange matters for us. In Lovina we always stay at a small hotel, called Villa Jaya. They know about the foundation, and when other tourists wonder what is going on, when they see us with children or their parents, they soon hear about our foundation. Some people are very interested and decide on the spot to sponsor a child. The nice thing is, they can then immediately meet “their” sponsor child and the family. This has resulted in new sponsors in France, Germany, Italy and Australia. The total number of children that are now being supported through our foundation, amounts to 182.
Thank you all for your trust in the foundation.