SKAL International Bali holds a gala tourism industry ball each year and last year's event at Bali's Nusa Dua Beach Resort and Spa resulted in Rp. 40.3 million (US$4,300) in funds being awarded to eight local orphanages, a tourism school, and four tourism scholars in early February, 2002.
Each of the eight orphanages received Rp. 3 million (US$ 300) in cash or goods. The orphanages receiving the support were:
The Manahaim Orphanage in Baluk Village, West Bali. Home to 39 boys and 19 girls between the ages of 2-19 years who received a clothing donation.
The Alas Kasih Orphanage in Negara, West Bali. Home to 27 boys and 22 girls between 3 and 19 years of age, received a donation of shoes and clothing.
The Giri Asih Orphanage in Gilamanuk, located near the ferry crossing to Java. Housing 39 boys and 29 girls aged 6-19 years, received money for school fees, books, and English lessons.
The Widhya Asih Orphanage in Blimbingsari, Jembrana. Home for 41 boys and 29 girls aged 3-19 years, received bed covers, blankets and kitchen equipment.
The Sidhi Astu Orphanage in Tuka-Dalung, Bali. A donation to help pay the school fees for their 57 boys and girls of grade to senior high school years.
The Salvation Army Orphanage in Denpasar. Money was donated to maintain a refrigerator previously donated by the Club to this orphanage for 62 boys and girls aged 5-18 years.
The Maria Goretti Orphanage in Palasari received money for the school fees for its 49 boys and girls between 4-18 years.
The Yasa Kerti Orphanage in Karangasem, East Bali, received clothing and food for its 45 boys and girls between 3-18 years of age.
SUPPORT TO TOURISM EDUCATION
SKAL Bali's donations this year also included continuing educational support for Bali youngsters seeking professional training for tourism careers. The Putra Bangsa Tourism School in Ubud received a computer system for training its student valued at Rp. 8.3 million (US$ 830).
In collaboration with the PATA Bali & Nusa Tenggara Chapter, Rp. 4 million (US$ 400) scholarships were awarded to four gifted and needy tourism academy students.
SKAL International, is the world's largest international professional tourism industry organization, fostering goodwill and understanding among its more than 25,000 members in nearly 500 clubs worldwide. SKAL International Bali has 60 members.
If you'd like to make a cash contribution in support of SKAL Bali's many worthwhile projects, contact the Clubs Secretary, Gede Juwena via the e-mail link below.
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