Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Nyoman's First Day at School
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Nyoman's First Day at School

Local Businessman Makes a Critical Difference in the Life of Young Indonesian Boy Suffering from Cerebral Palsy.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/20/2003)

First days at school are tough for everyone. Particularly so when your already 8 years old and starting school several years later than all the rest of the kids.

Such was the lot of I Nyoman Purnawan from a village near Tabanan who just started school this year in Denpasar. His chances at an education were severely limited by the economic circumstances of his family and his affliction with the crippling disease Cerebral Palsy.

Nyoman's condition has left him unable to walk without the aid of crutches or a wheel chair. His twin brother, Made is an able bodied, active boy. If things were not difficult enough, the boys' mother died many years ago, leaving their father and an aged grandmother to raise the children in very limited economic circumstances.

Through the kind intervention of a local businessman, Desmond James of Sourcing Bali, Nyoman now has his own crutches and a wheel chair, and no longer has to crawl on the dirt floor of his family's simple home. Over the past three years Desmond has sponsored the family, in building a modest home, kitchen, bathroom and helping with the family's expenses.

Earlier efforts to enroll Nyoman at the local primary school failed, the school unable to take on the special needs of educating children with disabilities. Eventually a decision was made to find Nyoman a special school, catering to the needs of handicapped children located in far away Denpasar.

For Nyoman, the prospect of leaving his family was a daunting one. Weekly transport to and from his village in Tabanan to the special school in Jimbaran is provided by Sourcing Bali, who also cover his expenses and cost of enrollment. Each weekend Nyoman is delivered back to his family to be with his Father, Grandmother and Brother.

Schooling is provided by the Yayasan Pendidikan Anak Cacat (YPAC) - a school catering to children with disabilities where 33 students are enrolled, including 15 who board at the school. While the facilities at YPAC are better than many local primary schools, the facilities still fall short of providing for all the special needs of its students. In difficult times such as these, the school has limited resources and funds to provide the stimulus and support needed to maximize the educational experience of its pupils. Commitments made by Sourcing Bali and other donors help ensure that these facilities are upgraded and teaching materials are available to enhance the education of these special children.

Moved to help make a difference in the lives of these children, Desmond James and Sourcing Bali are working with the school's directors on plans to upgrade education facilities, including the supply of computers, music, art, sport, recreation materials and general upkeep of the school.

Nyoman is looking forward to his belated academic career. Starting as a kindergartner he will progress through the grade levels developing skills in math, reading, writing and Indonesian. At present the boy speaks only Balinese, making it a problem to communicate with Om Desmond, who speaks English and Indonesian.

If you'd like to learn more about the work of YPAC or join Desmond in his assistance plan for the school, contact him via e-mail or by calling ++62-(0)361-423591.


More information: Desmond James Email Link

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
A Nation of Islands; A Nation of Sails
Indonesian Traditional Pinisi Sailing Ships Named Icon of Cultural Heritage
(2/17/2018)
Desperate Search for Power
PLN Abandons Suspended High Power Lines and Opts for New Submarine Cables Between Java and Bali
(2/17/2018)
Missing at Sea
Search Continues for Missing Bulgarian Tourist in Water Surrounding Nusa Penida
(2/17/2018)
Trailblazing in the Dark
Two Danish Hikers Missing For One Night on Mount Batukaru Discovered Safe and Sound.
(2/16/2018)
Fighting Fire with Fire
Ancient Balinese Fire Fight Ritual of Siat Api Undergoing a Revival in the Village of Duda, Karangasem
(2/16/2018)
It Ainít Over Until the Fat Lady Sings
Mount Agung Erupts Three Days After Alert Status Lowered.
(2/16/2018)
Show me the Way to Go Home
Despite Government Assurances, Villagers Evacuated from Areas Surrounding Mount Agung Volcano Remain Reluctant to Return to their Homes
(2/16/2018)
Capitol Depreciation
Fire Destroys Building in Baliís Governor Office Complex
(2/16/2018)
Preserving Baliís Rich Cultural Legacy
Klungkung Regency Grants Icons of Cultural Heritage Status to the Paintings of Nyoman Gunarsa
(2/16/2018)
Vibrant, Vibrating Start to the Year of the Dog
Moderate Earthquake Startles Chinese New Year Celebrants Across South Bali
(2/16/2018)
Shake Your Booty in Bali
Beats & Bikinis as the Courtyard Pool Mulia Bali Presents Cafť Mambo Each Wednesday Starting March 7, 2018
(2/12/2018)
A Loss of Balance
English Tourist Claims his Bank Card Skimmed of Rp. 420 million after Bali Holiday
(2/11/2018)
All [News]!