A gala auction offering valuable gifts and services will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2006, starting at 5:00 p.m. at The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua. Conducted in a professional, auction-room format, bids can be made either in person on the day of the event or in advance via the auction website at [Bali Auction for Action].
To Aid the East Bali Poverty Project
In 1998, thousands of people in a village of 19 isolated hamlets set on the steep and arid mountains of North-East Bali lived in abject poverty without roads, water, sanitation, adequate nutrition, and health and education facilities. In that same year, life began to slowly improve for these people living in these isolated hamlets through the efforts of The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) established to affect sustainable, long-term change through programs of hygiene, nutrition and education.
On January 5, 2005, The East Bali Poverty Project launched its 5th integrated education program in the mountain village of Jatituhu, providing 52 illiterate children, aged 5-15, with an education sponsored by Alila Hotels and Resorts and Amankila. One of several educational projects operated by the EBPP, now some 61 children attend this school.
Creating hope in isolated regions of Bali, children now dream of someday becoming teachers, policemen, doctors and nurses. The dreams and the children are sustained through community and international funding which support the educational and nutritional programs supported by EBPP.
Join the Fun Ė Join the Auction
The East Bali Poverty Project in cooperation with Bali Discovery Tours, ALiLA Hotels and Resorts, Amankila and The Westin are sponsoring the Charity Auction to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2005 at The Westin Hotel. The goal for the evening will be to increase awareness of the plight of remote villages in East Bali and raise a targeted US$35,000 to fund the educational programs already operated by the EBPP.
Auction items are still being sought for this event for regional and local companies.
[Bali Auction for Action Website]
[East Bali Poverty Project Website].
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