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South Bali by Shanks’ Mare

ROLE Foundation & SoleMen to Support Children and Women’s Education and Bali’s Environment at ‘Walk the Bukit for a Sustainable Future’ Event September 22-25, 2011.

(9/9/2011) Bali’s first The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future fund raising event has been set for September 22-25, 2012. The 4-day walk will raise awareness and generate funds for underprivileged children in Indonesia, women’s literacy and vocational skills training programs and environmental restoration projects in South Bali.

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The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future invites local businesses, hotels and individuals located in the Bukit area of South Bali to become involved by making cash donations, purchasing tickets for a raffle prize draw, act as sponsors for the event or to make a personal pledges rededicating themselves to create an environmentally sustainable world.

SoleMen Robert Epstone, Frenchman Daniel Chieppa with his Balinese wife 'Yatna, and Swissman Beat Schmid de Gruneck will walk barefoot a circuit that will take them around the entire Bukit peninsula.

Together with ROLE Foundation who are the organizers of The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future - local business and hotels along the route will be encouraged to make donations and pledges.

During the event visits will also be paid at the Bali Life Foundation an orphanage in the Bukit and Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu - a non-profit waste management project dealing with trash collection and sewerage.

During the walk, ROLE Foundation hopes to attract new students. ROLE is inviting unskilled women from the Bukit area to sign-up to its free education program with courses in literacy and vocational skills training.

The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future will start from ROLE’s Town Leaning Center on Jalan Siligita in Nusa Dua on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

The route will pass through Ungasan, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Jimbaran, and the final leg passing through Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua to Sawangan (see the map). The walk ends back at ROLE’s Eco-Learning Park, Sawangan with a celebratory Children’s Fun Day event at the park to be held on Sunday 25th September.

ROLE Foundation

ROLE Foundation believes that poverty and environmental degradation are inextricably linked. The programs seek effective ways to ensure a healthy environment and to eradicate poverty through environmental assistance projects, education, environmental awareness building, and the creation of eco-friendly job opportunities.

Founded by Michael O’Leary in 2007, ROLE Foundation is a registered charity in Indonesia, headquartered in Bali.

ROLE educates and provides employment assistance for 200 women, has welcomed over 2000 children and visitors to the Eco-Learning Center, and manages environmental restoration and waste management projects.

[ROLE Foundation Website

SoleMan Indonesia

SoleMen Indonesia is registered charity providing funds to support accredited agencies and projects for homeless and underprivileged children in Indonesia. The SoleMen are walking barefoot to support poor and homeless children in Indonesia.

[SoleMan Website

Walk the Bukit for a Sustainable Future  

For more information, to make cash donations, learn more about sponsorship or join this year’s event contact ROLE Foundation by [Email] or telephone ++62-(0)361-8078805 or ++62--(0)81 338 157924.