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Blog Post on Jodie O'Shea Orphanage

Tue, Aug 04 2015
On a recent holiday we visited your orphanage and were touched by the well managed organisation you have. I have been to other orphanages and this is by far the most organised and our donations were well received and a follow up thank you was sent. I hope that you can share the blog post as it really portrays Bali as a holiday destination where children are taught to appreciate what they have and be grateful and I hope many other tourists donate to your orphanage after reading my blog http://sharonwilson.co/2015/07/30/bali-is-a-family-holiday-destination/ Thanks again, Sharon Wilson
- info@sharonwilson.co

Re recent vist

Wed, Jul 22 2015
We were so honoured to have been able to meet with you all on our recent visit on Tuesday 21st July. We hope our care package is of use to the beautiful children in your care. It's a wonderful idea to have the wish list.. Joseph and Putra were extremely polite and friendly young boys not to mention helpful on the shopping outing... We will definitely spread the word back home of your orphanage and the great work you are all doing.. It was great to see all the children happy and full of life. We will definitely continue to support your organisation in the future and look forward to seeing you all again on our next trip. From my family to yours thank you for allowing us this amazing life experience . We wish you all much love and happiness.. Xxx
- zeeba2008@hotmail.com

Thanks

Sat, Apr 18 2015
I'd like to share my experience of my first visit to Bali..I was overwhelmed by how happy and hard working the Indonesian people are...so welcoming and everyone with a smile on their face. I met some amazing people who I wish them all the happiness in the future. Whilst I visited I was still quite amazed & a little shocked to see how dangerous the roads are with small children being driven on the back of skooters and sitting on laps or on the front in dangerous busy roads with no helmets and shopping bags or boxes being carried either side Having said that its the way of life for these families to get around if they cannot afford a car it's the only way to get around On my trip whilst my friends where still hungover and drinking by the beach I decided I wanted to visit an orphanage, it's something I always wanted to do, and it was only an hour taxi ride from the hotel..the taxi driver was asking me lots of questions about where i was going and after driving about an hour from the hotel we arrived at this dirt track road where at the end was the most amazing orphanage. What started out as an hour visit turned in to 8 hours while the taxi driver waited outside all day for me and it was really the most amazing experience I have ever had. I actually nearly broke down when i had to leave as the faces where so sad asking me if I can come Visit tomorrow. If you ever come to Bali please make sure you visit Jodie Hope Orphanage you won't regret it...I'm writing this as I sit in the taxi choked up and feel so amazing. I have some amazing pics i would to share with the Kids to remember - and I only hope to visit again
- Kourtney Winn

great day

Tue, Apr 07 2015
6th april 2015, thankyou for letting us visit today, we had a great day, i really enjoyed playing soccer with boys. the children were beautiful thank you for all that you do, we will be back again for another visit.
- paige

Quick Visit in January 2015

Thu, Feb 05 2015
Nice to visit again on the 21st January 2015, Had a Short visit this time but I was glad to be able to donate food, personal hygiene and clothing items. Impressed with changes to the orphanage since our last visit such as the new artificial Lawn areas and the improvements to the dormitories, Well Done Jodie O Shea Orphanage and your volunteers on your wonderful work for the lovely children.
- Andrew Maplesden

Beautiful Experience

Sun, Jan 11 2015
I visited the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage in September 2014 and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this homely place. All the children were gorgeous and even though they did not speak much English, their touch of a holding hand and a contagious smile said enough to me. I was astonished at the amount of donations and work that people have kindly donated - it was so nice to see how much these kids are cared for. I was very grateful to have had visited this place and contributed a little to their days. Thank-you for having us and I will definitely be back! :)
- Alice

visit

Thu, Jan 08 2015
My family and friends visited the orphanage on Tuesday 6/1/15 and had the best day of my life. I'm not shocked but pleasantly relieved that all the children, their rooms and the kitchen areas were wonderfully clean and healthy foods available for the kids. The kids are so polite and respectful, and ever so sweet. The staff and volunteers are amazing people and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to meet you all. I will visit you every chance I get! Love and best wishes Simone Banwell
- Simone Banwell

visit

Thu, Jan 08 2015
My family and friends visited the orphanage on Tuesday 6/1/15 and had the best day of my life. I'm not shocked but pleasantly relieved that all the children, their rooms and the kitchen areas were wonderfully clean and healthy foods available for the kids. The kids are so polite and respectful, and ever so sweet. The staff and volunteers are amazing people and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to meet you all. I will visit you every chance I get! Love and best wishes Simone Banwell
- Simone Banwell

Our special visit and we fell in love with them all

Mon, Jan 05 2015
Our recent trip to Bali 22 December 2015 and our very first trip to Bali over christmas we arrived at airport and once our feet were on the ground we had that moment we are here for a reason. We checked into hotel - checked out a few places and the next day I said I want to go to an orphanage. Well our holiday was a special change and beautiful connection for us both. We arrive at the Jodie Oshea Orphanage to be met by Komang, one very special young man who showed us around, we met many of the 89 adorable kids all beaming of smiles and hugs. We hung out and before we left we said we will come back and take three to the shopping market to get a food list well the next couple days we arrive again to do this our driver takes on my wish and we take Komang and Sarah and Sophia to the market and attend to the food list. On leaving I made sure we will stay in touch with Komang daily to support this fabulous young man to his next venture when he leaves. This we have done daily with pictures exchange and messages and inspiration. I have had the absolute pleasure of locating someone to meet him for his first job interview. There is more, I get home and decide we want to help the orphanage in so many ways and our desire to be back in Bali is amazing. I have put out there that I would like to get 89 THONGS and 89 CAPS and children's toys and clothing and the donationshave started. I have created a few storage boxes (65cm x 45cm x 36cm ) to collect from other business people Im associated with and will collect till April around Australia and on our return to the orphanage in Bali we will personally deliver the items. My plan is to arrange freight with an airline when we travel back to help us get a few boxes back. I will next attend to the wish list and bring what I can back to Bali in April attending to the WISH list on the website. We both look forward to returning in April 2015. Nikki and Richard Taylor xx
- Richard & Nikki Taylor

Thank you for welcoming us to the orphanage and for all that you do!

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!
- Cararie

November visit 2014

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.

Happiness of Giving

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

Visit to orphanage

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

Truly inspiring

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

Visit

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
- Jodie bakoulas

re visit 17 Oct 2014

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

Visit October 2014

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
- Paula Mammone

Our visit

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.
- Vicki

Such a privilege to visit

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

Belated thanks for a lovely afternoon

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

Amazing visit.

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

Can't wait!

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

Thank you Rince :-)

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

Our visit

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

Thank you

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