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Fri, Dec 05 2014
My son (5 years old) and I went for a visit yesterday to the orphanage and had the privilege of meeting the kids and staff who work there. I can't begin to express how impressed we were! The kids were so friendly and kind, well behaved and clearly were happy, in spite of being there as a result of often very difficult circumstances. You expect an orphanage to be a sad place, but this wasn't- it was wonderful and really hopeful and happy. We were able to take two of the older boys on a big grocery shop nearby, which was fun and a wonderful way to allow us to lend a hand. Thank you for all that you do- you are transforming these children's lives in such a wonderful way!
Thu, Nov 27 2014
Thank you to all the children for making us feel very welcomed. We were shown around the orphanages by lots of the children and staff and my girls loved playing with the children. Kasey my 14 year old loved kicking the soccer ball around with the older boys and then becky my 11yr old and Kasey had fun sharing toys we brought for the children, showing them how to spin the spinning tops and then filling up water balloons and water pistils and being kids having water fights. The staff and volunteers do an amazing job, god bless to you all. We look forward in returning again next time we are in Bali. The Trott family.
- Kathleen, Anthony, Kasey and Becky.
Wed, Nov 19 2014
We visited Jodie's home on our unplanned short break in Bali and felt very humbled and hats off to Alison, Sari and the staff. Our driver, Wayan, joined us into the home, and while my husband and I were talking to Ari, he came in with little Daniel in his arms. Wayan's face was so sad as he told us that Daniel saw him and hold his arms to him as son would have welcome his father home. After touring the facility with Ari, we went out for grocery and essentials shopping. Wayan was so passionate and on the way back to the orphanage, his sad face lit up and he was so happy to be able to contribute just by helping us with the shopping. It proves that happiness is just not to receive, but also to give. I would always remember Wayan and the children as well as fantastic work that Sari and her staff are doing for the children. Alison, you an angel too and Jodie is so lucky to have a friend like you. E&A King
- Eri King
Fri, Nov 14 2014
I had the pleasure of visiting the orphanage in Oct with my friend Karina.
We were met by Lisa who told us all about the place and showed us around.
What an amazing experience and the kids are to die for so gorgeous and so well behaved.
Loved every second spent with the kids will defiantly be back ASAP . many thanks carly heath.
- Carly heath
Sat, Nov 08 2014
We visited the orphanage on the 6 th Nov 2014. We had been looking forward to doing this as part of our time in Bali and were not disappointed. Thank you so much for allowing us to take Wayan and Sudi out shopping for supplies and for the interaction with the children. We will be back again.
Bless you all for the love and safety that is clearly given to these beautiful children. I am sure Jodie would be proud of her family and friends for honouring her in such a way.
- Katrina Mirco
Mon, Nov 03 2014
I visited the orphange with my husband and 3 sons today.. What wonderful kids and staff. The kids are well cared for and are so happy.. So glad we visited and will be spreading the message to anyone I know that visits Balit to ensure they pop in and donate much needed basic necessatities. Will be back next time to help anyway we can
Thank you for having us
- Jodie bakoulas
Sat, Oct 18 2014
what an amazing time we had on our visit with your wonderful hospitality. This truly is the highlight of our trip and shows the beautiful, caring nature of the locals. We so look forward to returning on our next visit. Thank you so much! Karen, Freddie, Mazz and Jason
- Karen Gilliland
Tue, Oct 14 2014
Hello wonderful people at Jodie O'Shea. Salamat pagi anak-anak, apa kabar? It was delightful to come and meet you all in person. I enjoyed my time visitng and getting to know a few of you. I am hoping to come back soon for another visit. I would love to be able to set up a penpal program with some of the children there to help with their English skills. I have a class of Year 5 and Year 6 students. Please let me know if you would be interested in this via return email.
Sampai Jumpa lagi
- Paula Mammone
Mon, Oct 06 2014
I with my husband, some of our children and grandchildren spent a very worthwhile and happy couple of hours with the delightful, friendly and thoroughly enchanting children at the orphanage. We'll definately visit again. Well done to the magnificent staff giving these innocent children a safe and loving home. Bless you all.
Tue, Aug 26 2014
Thank you so much for having us today. It was wonderful to spend time with the amazing children and a great experience for my 5 year old. He made a nice friend and wants to come to visit and play everyday! Thank you for this opportunity.
- Simone Outteridge
Sun, Aug 17 2014
Sharon and I had a lovely visit back in May. A couple of the cheeky boys were bopping with Sharon and playing hidey with me. We hope to visit again soon. xxx
- Debbie & Sharon
Sat, Aug 09 2014
Who would have ever thought that a visit to an orphanage would emerge as the highlight of a holiday to Bali. Well, it did for us when we went to Jodie O'shea Orphanage in July. Thank you Rio for giving us a tour of this safe and loving haven created for the children of Bali.
- Hanne Benbaruk
Fri, Jul 25 2014
Ross, my partner and I visited you all in October 2012. We did a big grocery shop and was even asked to stay for dinner! It was an amazing day getting to know all the beautiful kids and I can't wait to visit again in September this year :) Alana + Ross xx
- Alana Lambert
Thu, Jul 24 2014
I have never been to Bali but a friend recently visited and spent an afternoon with you.
She brought me back a lovely braclet she made with Rince.I just wanted to take the opportunity to say well done! I love it :-)
- Antonella Bonanzinga
Thu, Jul 17 2014
Thank you for allowing myself and my friends to visit and spend time with your delightful children. We enjoyed taking them shopping and buying them some special treats. They are lovely grateful and polite children. Hats off to all that volunteer and help to bring pleasure to their lives.
- Kim Ewing
Tue, Apr 15 2014
Our visit to Jodie O'Shea's was absolutely amazing. I don't know Jodie but for her parents to open such a great facility in her memory, she must have been a truly remarkable young girl.
Thank you for your time & friendliness today.
We will spread the word about your place. God Bless you!!
- Michelle Chetty
Wed, Mar 05 2014
As a group of 4 Aussie mums on holidays in beautiful bali, it was an awesome experience to be able to visit your home and meet some of the beautiful children who live there. We were so happy to be able to help a little bit and then to be able to go shopping with our two gorgeous shopping buddies was just great, their smiles and beautiful happy faces was just so warming, we can't wait to come back do it again and see what we can do to help out a bit more if we can !! Thanks so much for the opportunity and letting us into your world just a bit
Carolyn, Michelle, Kathleen and Chris xxx
- Carolyn kearon
Fri, Feb 21 2014
Big Thanks to Aries for allowing me to take Ari and Yonatan with me to the supermarket to buy supplies for the orphanage during my visit Monday 17 th Feb 2014.
This was my second visit and as always it gave me great pleasure the children were a delight to see them packing the fruit,Yonatan organising the butcher with the chicken portioning , picking the snacks and Ari for finding the Tim Tams ,(I think that is her favourite :) I will be back
- Barry Smith
Mon, Feb 03 2014
After spending time you with all last August with my daughter and being welcomed by many hugs you asked me if I could promise you that I will come back one day to see you. You made me feel so welcome and I enjoyed meeting you all and I will be back to see you all in April and bringing you another big hamper of surprises to make you smile.
See you April, can't wait to see you all. :)
- Renarta Azzopardi
Sun, Feb 02 2014
We visited on 5th Jan 2014
We decided to visit and give back a little to the balinese who have given us so much.
We handed over our donation of food,toy cars,skipping ropes,frisbys,pencils,sharpners and excercise book an were thanked my the manager who in return took us on a tour of the complex.
I was very suprised as I expected it to be a very sad place but it was very happy.Many of the children came up and shock our hand and introduce themselves to us.
I have scene the great work done by Alison,Gillian,Eries,Dodik and the staff....Bloody FANTASTIC guys
Cant wait to get back in December/January as we will spend a whole day there with every one.
Thank you for a great 2 hours it was extreamly special...Love you all xx
- shane cassidy
Fri, Dec 13 2013
We would just like to say a huge thank you to the Jodie O'Shea orphanage for allowing us to visit you during our stay in Bali! We chose to come to Bali to celebrate our completion of our school studies and our visit to the orphanage was definitely one of our most memorable experiences! We were so blessed to meet your children, and see how happy and truly lovely each of them are! Some of the kids have experienced hardships well beyond their years, and meeting them, really touched our hearts. Their huge smiles gave us such an inspiring outlook on life and it was an incredibly uplifting experience, one we will never forget! We will definitely make a return visit and will recommend a visit to all of our travelling friends :) Thank you and best wishes for the holiday season! xxx
- Steph, Katelyn, Izzy and Abbey
Fri, Dec 06 2013
Maria, Kate, Kelly and myself, were privileged to visit you all. We couldn't believe how gracious and hospitable all the staff were in having us in your home. The experience of meeting the children was by far the high point of our time in Bali. There smiles and laughter make your heart melt, and gave us such joy. We especially enjoyed the sing along with Kate at the piano, and her teaching the kids a few new songs. We will all be returning to catch up soon. xxxx
Thank you again.
- Shara Griffiths, Maria Tyler, Kate Vickers & Kelly Tuckey
Sat, Nov 23 2013
I visited the orphanage again with my 2 friends Dulcie and Wendy. Rincie and Sara took us shopping with a list (which I still have) and we had fun with the girls buying supplies. The children are so well cared for at JOO and seeing the new work being done was awesome. Will be back next year. We had a fabulous day. Thanks Ari and staff
- June Hondris
Fri, Nov 22 2013
On Monday the 18th of November, 4 of my friends and I visited the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to meet so many children who all welcomed us with huge smiles! Our visit gave us the opportunity to interact with the children and to gain an insight on what these children have been through in their short lives. We played basketball and soccer and we didn't stand a chance against the boys but we all had lots of fun! Donations are greatly appreciated so we brought along essential toiletries and we will continue donating. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Thank you xx
- Carly Miller
Fri, Nov 22 2013
This will be my 4th visit in march and ive adopted them all as my new family love them soooo much
- Sean Morgan