Escaping poverty through education: The Bali’s Children Project

While doing research for i-Sparks’ pilot project “Our school in India I have come across a website that is more than worth mentioning and which is in sync with the mission i-Sparks, i.e., growing ideas for social good into projects for success, and where we can learn from taking the pilot project “Our school in India” to the next level:

The Bali Children’s Project (BCP) is dedicated to improving life through education. For almost twenty years the BCP has been quietly reaching out to young people and their families in rural Bali, not least in mountain communities beyond the economic benefits of tourism.

BCP was founded on the belief that as children are empowered to realize their potential, they will enrich their villages and contribute to the world we all share. By providing opportunities for education, BCP is giving children the chance for a better tomorrow, while lightening the burdens of today.

BCP is acutely conscious of Bali’s unique cultural heritage, and the need to safeguard it from questionable outside influences that accompany mass tourism.   BCP programs are designed to integrate the demands of economic progress with the island’s traditional values.

i-Sparks encourages you to visit the website of BCP to learn more about its wonderful mission and work.  Then take those lessons learned and apply to them to i-Sparks’ pilot project “Our school in India.

—  Thomas Juli

 

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