Last week I had the honour of visiting the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage in Denpasar, Bali. The never ending work done by Alison, Ari and Aries and their many volunteers was just amazing to witness. With the help of my fellow teachers and some friends, I was able to take over 30 kilos of art supplies, for the over 60 resident children, to use. The kids help me set it all up, including mixing up the edicol dyes.....and we created a glorious mess and some beautiful art!
I would encourage anyone travelling to Bali, to visit the centre or to look them up online. They receive no government funding and are solely dependant on donations.
To find out more, visit the Jodie O'Shea Website: Care For Kids Bali
or, to find out more about why Alison founded the Orphanage, watch the video as shown on Australia's Sunday Night Program in 2012: A Bright Future
These are a few of the photos that I took during my visits.