Jodie O'Shea House newsletter november 2010

(Jodie O’Shea Family)

Yet again we have to start this newsletter with apologies for taking so long to bring you up to date!!

Thank you Tash for offering to help me with these it might not take months for the next one!

We are very very proud to announce

Asnat is now on the team at KTI in their design department. Congratulations to you Asnat we are so very proud of your achievements and we know you will go from strength to strength.Sometimes like everything in life when we get overwhelmed with our workloads we question "what is this all about?"....this is exactly what it is all about giving children a chance in life & enabling them to go out into the world as independent, happy & well adjusted adults.Thank you to the KTI team for your support.

We are all OVER THE MOON !!!
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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter august 2010

Independence Day Celebration at

Jodie O'Shea Orphanage

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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter july 2010

Our Wonderful New Van

A huge thank you to the 'Misbourne Matins Rotary Club in Gerrards Cross, UK', especially Peter Ballard & Judy Goldie who have strived for so long to get us this badly needed transport. We can truly never thank you enough!!!!

Many thanks also to Patricia Jamieson for her hard work & dedication &
the Rotary Club in Seminyak, Bali.

wonderfull van

Keala joins us is in the fun too !!

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It was nice memory when Michael Klim visited us in last September 2009.
Here are the picts we just received, please take a look.

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We are so very very grateful to all of you who visit, share fun times, donate food, bring stationary supplies, clothes or just play with the children.We do try and thank each one of you individually if we have forgotten please forgive us!! As we always say we could not do what we do without your help !!!

Hopefully the next one will be in a few weeks??!!!

Lots of love

Alison & Yanto
x x x

"May we continue to bring light into the lives of our children"

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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter june 2010

"Oh dear the months have just flown by yet again and promises of sending monthly newsletters have sadly failed!!"

We are very happy to Welcome

Sharon & Noel who arrived a few weeks ago...the usual story that we seem to be hearing over and over again. Their father packs up and leaves his wife and abandons these two precious children. Their mother had no way to feed Sharon & Joel or pay for their much needed education. Sharon & Noel are both happily settled in their new home. Sharon will be attending primary school after the June holidays & Noel will be attending kindergarten

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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter february 2010

" May we continue to bring light into the lives of our children "


We want to start this newsletter by welcoming Yosep who arrived to our home just 2 weeks ago.
Yosep is 8 years old and still is unable to read and write. He was abandoned by his parents who divorced and chose to run away to make new lives and leave their little boy behind. For 3 years now he has been living with ‘so called’ relatives who have beaten him on a regular basis.

Children should never be allowed to suffer like this. We hope that we can give Yosep the love and support he needs to be able to recover from his last few years of horror.

Welcome to your new home Yosep

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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter december 2009

Christmas is just around the corner once again.


We will begin our December newsletter with an inspirational story...






Our darling Tony has found his true vocation in the beautiful world of surfing.


Matt Scarf from the “Bali Learn to Surf” team generously established weekly surfing lessons


for the Jodie O’Shea children.


Tony caught on this wonderful sport immediately and is now training to become one of


"Bali Learn to Surf "instructors.

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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter september 2009

We are trying to keep to our word by sending our newsletters on a more regular basis !!!

As always we would like to thank all the people who visit our home and make our lives brighter with their kindness and generosity. We all enjoy your visits and the kids as most of you know LOVE entertaining!!
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Jodie O'Shea orphanage newsletter july 2009

As usual the months have flown by and we find ourselves asking the same question each time
"where does the time go?"
We want to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers. This
newsletter is devoted to the special people who have been visiting our home and helping
"bring light into the lives of our children"

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Jodie o’shea newsletter - q3 - september 2008

Dear friends, This month we welcomed Endro and Yes to our home.
Alison met Endro last year whilst visiting Sumba and felt compelled to help him,
 Endro has a medical condition that urgently requires surgery
  hopefully this will take place in the next few weeks.
 Doctor David Marsh was visiting Bali and helped us to confirm
the necessary treatment for his condition.

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Jodie jodie o’shea newsletter june 2008

Firstly let us begin by introducing Pras 4 yrs and his little brother Risky 1 yr who both came to us in May 2008.

Once again the months have flown by & we have come to the end of the academic school year, the children have been very busy with their exams. At the end of July some children will be moving to high school and some others graduating to upper primary. It has been quite a task to find spaces in the local schools as they are extremely over crowded. We are very pleased to announce 3 of our pre school children will be attending the Flower of Knowledge Kindergarten built by The Bali Kindergarten Project

Trip to Sumba:

Maria, Jener, Adolfus, Runi , Toni, Roni, Titin, Ade, Sriwani and Asnat have all left to visit family in Sumba for 2 weeks of their holiday. One of our priorities for the children is for them to continue a healthy and loving understanding with their families, their cultural background and family values is most important to their social development.

As many of you already know our older children came from a previous orphanage and had many years of unhappiness. They had not seen any family members for more than 5 years & one can only imagine the trauma & suffering that they had endured. In the last few years since having these children under our care we have strived to rebuild their self esteem and sense of belonging. Children are only a product of their environment and it took some time for us to undo the damage and reassure them to feel safe and secure in our care.

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Jodie O'Shea House 
Jalan Pulo Moyo - Gang Telkom II
Denpasar Selatan - Bali 80222 

+62 (361) 725-076

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The Publicity Arm
151 Tennyson Road , Tennyson Point 2111
Gladesville  NSW Australia

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