The following is an extract from an article published by Coconuts Bali:
Bali isn’t just about the gorgeous landscapes and the fabulous five-star hotels, it’s also a great place to give back and teach the kiddos about the importance of lending a helping hand to those in need. Supporting Bali charities is an excellent way to pay it forward and there are many charitable groups in Bali working to help disadvantaged women and/or children, protect wildlife and preserve habitats, as well as rehabilitate stray animals. Are you ready to make a meaningful contribution to Bali? There are loads of organizations doing cool stuff in Bali. For starters, here are 10 commendable charities worth learning about, working on causes that matter.
1. Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak (YKPA)
YKPA is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of Balinese street children. The organization provides homes for displaced children and education to give them an opportunity to have a better future. YKPA additionally holds programs to teach kids about AIDS and how to avoid sexual abuse, while also finding time to support young women who suffered from abuse by giving them a home and special short-term care and protection from their abusers. The group additionally helps abuse victims gain police protection and assists in reporting crimes, something that many women are still very reluctant to do. And on top of all that, the organization offers education programs for the disabled through the organization’s livelihood project. At the moment, YKPA houses about 30 children and they are looking after 20 other children who are still on the streets.