In Edition #379 of Bali Update published on December 15, 2003, an appeal was launched looking for scholarship sponsors prepared to help deserving tourism students from the Politeknik Negeri Bali continue their studies.
Initially, a group of 10 very deserving students was identified by the SKAL International Club of Bali but only sufficient funds were on hand to cover four scholarships. Rather than face the possibility of Bali losing 6 talented future tourism professionals, SKAL activist, Ms. Debe Campbell, launched an appeal including a story on balidiscovery.com.
Eventually a number of kind sponsors stepped forward, including Bali Update readers from Australia and the U.S.A., who contributed the US$ 741 needed for each student's next semester of study.
Pictured on balidiscovery.com are the additional students to be helped by the supplementary donations, left to right Putu Mertajasa, IA Putu Risa Cahyani Dewi, Ni Nyoman Trisnawati, Luh Rurita Desyana, Ketut Krisnawa, and Headmaster at the Politeknik Mr. Wayan Adisubagia.
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