The education system in Bali is not in the best place right now.
Despite the fact that the tourism industry on this island is growing massively doesn’t impact to those people living in rural areas. The ugly truth that most people are trying to ignore is that many families are still caught in the poverty trap with even no income to survive. This situation triggers a huge number of children not attending school as they prefer to work on the street by selling bracelets, fruits and other items to support their family.
The economic factor is actually not the main problem. The school facilities are. Many schools in the villages are surviving in a very poor physical condition with broken furniture or leaking roof, while teachers struggle with a limited source of educational materials and teaching aids. This inconvenient truth triggers a very high drop-out rate in rural primary schools.
So many charitable organisations on this island are doing a remarkable job to break this vicious cycle by educating these children and giving them options to look at better employment opportunities in the future. One of them is Stella’s Child’s.
To equip children with the tools they need is Stella’s Child’s goal. Founded in 2013, they strive to unlock the potential of underserved youth by providing children with a blend of programmes that increase their self-esteem and confidence as well as their employability. Stella’s Child believes that every child under their care is intelligent, talented and capable of reaching any possibilities. Their graduates have proven to earn highly paid positions with the definite possibility of promotion to executive positions. To this date, all of Stella’s Child graduates have found career paths or have enrolled in tertiary education programmes. Their programmes are creating a mind shift to children and allowing them to reach their potential.
More info, www.stellaschild.org