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Jump.... May is all about jump. We jump in joy. We jump in happiness. The last month was such an inspiration. It was wonderful to see how our community has been helping with big efforts the two families in Denpasar with 7 disabled kids. We have a feature story about them in this issue.
Bali for Kids.com has never been a media where we only focus on the sunny sides of life here in Bali. We always had in focus to serve our readers with news from all sorts of levels. Our 4 weekly newsletters are there to inspire, inform, update, educate, direct and entertain. Not always in the same balance, but we aim for information, rather than entertainment. Our aim has always been to educate about the real Bali and to make the community aware of what is possible here in Bali. We hope those readers coming to our side will find the information they need and will also support our communities here to help them to have a good place in Bali to raise children.
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***** DENPASAR - 2 RELATED FAMILIES - 10 KIDS - 7 DISABLED BY ROBERT EPSTONE: Fourteen people (7 from 10 of their children are seriously disabled) live in one small broken down shack in Timor Denpasar. Pak Nyoman Darma and Ibu Ni Nyoman Sarmini have 5 children: 3 boys and 2 girls. All the above 3 boys are severely disabled .Their one year old daughter is already showing early symptoms of disability. Only their fourth child,Nyoman Marianti, seems unaffected and goes to school, now in year six. The second family, Pak Nyoman Sadra has 6 children. 2 of his boys are very severely disabled and unable to sit due to severe contracted limbs. The affected children in both families have the same genetic abnormality leaving them physically & mentally handicapped. They are in dire poverty making the need for help immediate! We are sure, after reading this and seeing the photographic evidence, you will agree that NO ONE SHOULD BE LEFT TO SUFFER LIKE THIS! Their children, aged between 5 months to 20 yrs, have varying degrees of severity of the disability due to interbreeding mainly affecting the boys. Read more....
***** GMO MARCHE IN BALI BY ROLE FOUNDATION:NO GMO and NO Monsanto and NO Enslavement of poor farmers in debt rally at the Island Sustainability Center, Sawangan, Bukit. A small gathering of around 50 people in attendance, including Roles Balinese Environmental Ambassadors. Mr Jivan, a Permaculturalist from Hawaii, explained the problems associated with GMO and how it goes hand in hand with layering toxic herbicides over your farmland here in Bali. He also explained how the companies distributing these products entrap farmers and destroy trust amongst the farming communities. Small rally fun, safe and inspiring. (Editor: Most of those who joined are local Balinese youngsters and it is wonderful to see those kids are aware of what will impact their future. We need more of them. Well done folks!!!)(If you are interested in the background and more info about the marches from 25th May, than go to occupy-monsanto.com/march-against-monsanto-may-25-2013)
***** KIDS LIBERIES IN BALI PART 2 (from last issue to be continued) BY NI LAH: A few months ago my thoughts crossed and idea - library for kids all over Bali. At this point we have in Bali only two public libraries - if you know of any other one please let me know! - it is the Pondok Pekak in Ubud and Baca Buku in Singaraja (thanks to our readers who made me aware of the one in Singaraja). Schools do have libraries, but those are not open to kids who don't go to those schools, as well as not for local kids.
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So this new idea of mine was born. KIDS LIBERIES ALL OVER BALI and we need the help of all. My idea is following: Finding free of charge places in following locations at this point: SANUR, KUTA, KEROBOKAN, JIMBARAN, TABANAN,DENPASAR AND BEDUGUL. The use of the library will be free for local kids and a low yearly base for expat kids or visitors .Books need to be donated to each location. What we need is either hotels, spas, restaurants or any other place to donate a space big enough to put some book rags in, a table for the person working there, as well as some space on the floor, so kids can sit down and read. We need volunteers of all ages and nationality to run them - so no cost involved as well as daily book readings or story telling. We need free of charge places, books, rages, tables, pillows as well as perhaps some toys for smaller kids. Are you in? Contact me and we will get this all started. This entire project will be private organized and run by those who give the space, means they help us to keep the place open, provide electricity and also help to keep the space clean, Bali for Kids.com will promote the places, so donations will come in form of money and books, as well as lots of kids going to the libraries As volunteers I was thinking of any retired person who lives here in Bali - local or expat - male or female. A part of getting young and old together again and make a change in the world. Oh and one more thing. If any of you living here in Bali, I know a place in Singapore where you can get the greatest books for only 1 - 3 Singapore Dollars. If you go there, contact me, get some books and bring them to one of the libraries which will be open soon! - Small update on this info from last month: We had already some book donations, which are right now collected and stored until we find more places. One drop of spot has confirmed: Satvika Bogha in Sanur you can find them on our Food-Stuff page. We looking for more drop off places and more inspiring news and for the next issue I will set up a special page where all is documented. We are slowly moving, but moving forward...
***** NEW TEACHERS AT CMS BY MELANIE JONES: CMS Bali is proud to announce we have new music teachers for TROMBONE/SAXAPHONE/TRUMPET Classes: Peter Bazylak is currently the ONLY Trombone player in Bali. e has been trained in Trombone in Slovakia, London and then Cologne with 2 Bachelor of Music Degrees and a Classical degree all in Trombone. He was commissioned to teach in Jakarta at Armadeus as a Music Teacher covering ALL brass instruments. Peter will be offering his teaching services through Centerstage and and other schools as required. As well as CLASSICAL, SPANISH AND FLAMENCO GUITAR: Armando Lopez Moreno is a highly experience guitarist teacher and performer from Cuba studying at the Conservatory of Music, National Laboratory of Electro-Acoustic and the Institute of Superior Arts in Cuba. Armando has a Indonesian wife and children and is looking forward to working as a teacher in Bali. Both of these amazing teachers are available at Centerstage cmsbali.com in Umalas and Sanur. BOOK THEM NOW!
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SURFER GIRL - NEW COLLECTION IN STORE - Hi girls! Let’s Welcome June!! The month where everything finally bloom and grow into a beautiful Summer ;) June’s sunshine makes the happy atmosphere to build your own kingdom of creativity J And just perfect for you, Surfer Girl fans can hone their creativity this June with the all new collection of ‘Mix and Match’ from Surfer Girl. Be the Craftsy Princess by wearing Summerland’s Craftsy Head Band and accessorized your head with the fabulous Craftsy Hair Pin J. Then, play along with your friends making various cute shapes with the craftsy origami paper – all available in the supa cute prints of Surfer Girl! So what are you waiting for? Head down to the nearest Surfer Girl outlets to get your creativity gadgets, now! :D The all new collection is available in the fun colors of Summer – yellow Daffodil, pink Strawberry, wild Lime, and Bermuda blue. Race today to the nearest Summerland Store or get yours delivered straight to your door step from Surfer Girl Online Store www.surfer-girl.com/onlinestore!
World Kids News
***** YOGA FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES BY RAINBOW KIDS YOGA:Yoga for kids is a great way for children to develop important skills in a fun, healthy, non-competitive environment. Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, plus the added pressure of competitive organized sports. It is easy for girls and boys to become overly self-critical, and lose confidence in themselves, as they grow and change. Yoga is a great remedy; there is no judgment in a yoga class about how a child does a pose or plays a game. Doing a pose ‘perfectly’ is not the aim of yoga – The aim is to nurture a child’s inner strength and self acceptance. This nourishing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, but also body awareness, better focus and concentration, and self confidence. Children are also encouraged to respect and pay attention to their bodies, making sure each pose feels good and coming in and out of positions when they feel ready (something most adults have a hard time doing!). As children grow and their bodies change quickly, this becomes an important skill. But what makes yoga classes different from other movement-based activities incorporating music and games,like Gymboree’s for example? Besides the immense physical and mental benefits, a central tenet of yoga practice is respect and honor: for ourselves, for each other, and for our environment. In a yoga class, children often go on a magical journey around the world, and learn about many cultures and places. Since many of the yoga poses in kids yoga classes are of animals, children also learn about different animal habitats, endangered species, and even recycling! This is the philosophy behind ‘Yoga for Kids and Families’. In kids yoga classes, there is a balance between spontaneity and structure, so that children learn to listen to themselves and each other as well as express themselves creatively. Interweaving story, song, games and poses, children learn in a multi-sensory environment, exploring kinesthetic, visual, and aural learning. - For more details about kids yoga please visit our Website: www.rainbowkidsyoga.net or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
***** WORLD WIDE POSTER CONTEST ORGANIZED BY THE UN BY DANIELLE LEMIEUX (UN): The United Nations is promoting sustainable food systems this year. Even children are getting involved, with a WORLDWIDE POSTER CONTEST. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – together with the United Nations Women’s Guild – invites children and young people aged 5 to 17 to enter the second international World Food Day poster design competition. The contest theme this year is: ‘Healthy Food Systems’ This year’s poster contest simplifies for children the relatively new concept of “food systems,” and the notion that our shopping and eating choices have an impact – on other people and on the health of the Earth. According to FAO, food systems encompass every activity connected with food: growing, harvesting, processing, transport, distribution, marketing, preparing, eating and even throwing away unused food. “If we are not careful, our food systems can be harmful to the environment,” said Sharon Lee Cowan, chief of outreach for FAO. “Many of our food systems use a lot of water, create harmful greenhouse gases, and ultimately affect every plant and animal on the planet.” The total population on Earth is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. According to FAO, food production will have to increase dramatically to support a population of that size. “We believe it is possible to do this without harming the environment,” said Cowan, “and in a way that gives poor farmers a fair return for their efforts.”
About the contest:
Poster designs may be drawn, painted or digitally produced
Winners in three age groups will be announced on World Food Day (16 October)
Winners will receive Certificates of Recognition signed by a United Nations official, Ending Hunger T-shirts, and other surprise gifts.
All contest entries will be published – in a gallery on the official World Food Day website.
Individual poster entries can be “liked” or shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
To promote the World Food Day 2013 poster contest, download Web banners, printable posters and more from our online TOOLKIT. Three winning posters will be selected in each of the three categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12, and ages 13 to 17. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: Danielle Lemieux - World Food Day / Outreach and Promotions - FAO – Rome, Italy = email@example.com
**** Kids 4 Kids - A Day for Loving Children - Music. Merriment. Play. It’s a fun-filled day to celebrate the joy of children. There will be children’s activities and live music/performances with all proceeds donated to Safe Childhoods Foundation, which is working to keep all children safe in Indonesia. The KIDS 4 KIDS goal is 65 million IDR to expand upon the Slum School and Senang Workshop and turn this into: The Safe Childhoods’ Center for Street Children in Bali. The center would include: Slum School (education & life skills for street children), Play Center (nursery & afterschool activities),Workshop for Mums, Workshop for Dads, Medical Facility (prenatal care, birth registration, inoculations, HIV & TB testing & treatments etc.) and other special classes. In addition to the Center activities there will be extra effort toward Awareness & Prevention and Information & Advocacy programs. The Safe Childhoods Foundations’ mission is to combat Crimes Against Children in developing countries. It is headquartered in Bali, Indonesia and the Safe Childhoods Foundation is cooperating with various local and international agencies to identify and protect victims and prosecute offenders. SCF also believes in the value of awareness & prevention programs as well as education and employment opportunities for at-risk communities. The organization is registered in the UK, Indonesia and Australia and is governed and audited by the relevant charity commission boards. We hope to see you there! www.safechildhoods.org Any questions regarding the event please email Kimberly Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org
**** Popups Ubud Picnic #1 -This new initiative we are very excited to start in Ubud, Bali. Popups Ubud is about creating an interaction with public spaces once a month for a short period of time through sharing a Picnic in it. Bringing it to life or altering its daily routine and capturing its beauty during that time. Its about meeting others, experiencing and enjoying the particularity of the space and the people involved. We are having our first official Popup Picnic on Saturday the 8th of June. Some of you had the opportunity to take part in our "preview" picnic and the experiment is finally happening for real. Families with children of all age are very welcome. What is a Popup Picnic? It is a gathering of all types of people (the more the merrier) getting together to share a great couple of hours in different places that are not always very conventional. The idea is to create an interaction with this space during these couple of hours, whether it is public or private, common for picnics or not and actually just have fun doing it. Where is the Picnic? We are not telling you until 2 or 3 days before. That's why it is a "Popup". It can spring anywhere. Why are we doing this? Because we want to do something free and fun for the sake of having soemthing fun and free to do. And because it is a personal challenge to start this up here. What do you need to bring? Because it is free and for sharing, all of us bring something delicious for a nice Saturday Breakfast/ Brunch: Coffee,teas,juices,other natural herb infusions are all welcome, Fruit,salads,pastries,any recipes you want to show off with. Your favourite Mug or plastic cups etc. Picnic blanket. Umbrella (for Rain or too much sun) To join go to www.facebook.com/popups.ubud & www.facebook.com/events
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Kidsworld in Ubud offers local state schools free use of the Kidsworld facility on weekday mornings, 10-12h. Call 0361-981867 to shuttle a date. One class with a max of 40 children at a time.The schools must organize their own transport to and from Kidsworld as well as food and drinks. This is an initiative of Kidsworld, but we give them credit for their wonderful action for local kids!!! Thanks!
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