Corona crisis on Bali: update January 2021

In May last year we informed our sponsors and other interested parties about the lockdown on Bali and the disastrous consequences for the children and their families. At that time we still had a small hope that we would be able to travel in the summer of 2020 for our annual visit. It soon became clear that this would be impossible. And we have taken measures to pay the school fees through our local contacts. Thanks to them, this was fully successful. Moreover, many sponsors have responded to our request for an extra corona contribution and we were able to give the families extra money. Economically it is a disaster for Bali; the borders are still closed to (foreign) tourists.

The schools are also still closed and the children receive – as best as possible – digital lessons, just like in the Netherlands at the moment. If you would like to make an extra donation to your child and his / her family, please contact us.

We sincerely hope that we can travel this summer, now that the vaccinations have started, also on Bali as we have recently read. For the time being, our visit is planned for the beginning of July. We sincerely hope that we will be able to meet all the children and their parents again.