Helping Disadvantaged Indonesian Kids - from Bali and surrounding island
At JOS we are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for children in Bali and the surrounding islands. Our donors, sponsors and staff are all essential to us achieving this objective, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their support.
We do this by:
- Supporting children to stay in their family (or extended family) environment by ensuring they have enough food, clothing and access to education. Why?
- Because we know nutrition is essential for brain development and allows children to concentrate on school.
- If families can feed their children, children can go to school, rather than helping to keep the family alive.
- Education can help break the cycle of poverty by providing opportunities beyond subsistence farming.
- Where children have no family or relatives to care for them, JOS will care for them according to our strict child safeguarding policies until, a) they are able to be fostered, or b) until they are able to live independently.
- With your help, we also aim to support families and single parents to earn a living wage, by teaching them new skills and working with local governments on village level to address systemic issues.
Whilst, under the previous management, JOS operated as an orphanage in the past, we recognise that, in line with the UN’s announcement on 18 December 2019 of its adoption of the Resolution on the Rights of The Child, international research and best practice tells us this model is not in the best interests of children. We aim to keep, or reunite children with their families or extended families wherever possible, safe and in the best interests of the child.