Finns Bali has opened its heart to the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage which is run by long term resident Alison and her husband Yanto.
Jodie O’Shea currently have 96 children in their care and their goal is provide a safe and loving environment for all the children. Occupational therapy plays a very important part at the home as they have many children who have suffered great trauma in their lives, so onsite help for this is provided on a regular basis.
Alison and Yanto’s aim is for all children to leave home as confident, independent young adults. They help the children get work placements and encourage them to do university in the evenings after work, as well as setting them up with their own accommodation, making the transition run as smoothly as possible as they go out into the world on their own. This part of what they do is by far the biggest challenge, and seeing the kids go into the world to be successful and happy is the greatest gift of all, they say.
As of direct feedback from the Jodie O’Shea staff, the children LOVE going to the Finns Recreation Club and the annual Xmas-day event is by far the biggest highlight of the year for them (staff included).
Our community staff also regularly joins the Orphanage for activites and support.
See www.careforkidsbali.com for more information.
Finns Bali is committed to on going support for the Yayasan Solemen Indonesia a non-profit Foundation primarily focusing their efforts on helping the disadvantaged in Bali.
Solemen merchandise is sold at Finns Beach Club shop as well as Splash shop located at Finns Recreation Club and at the Cubby House. Donation boxes are to be found throughout the venues.
An annual Melbourne Cup event is held at Finns Recreation Club, at which an amazing amount of IDR 300,000,000 were raised in November 2017, in support of Solemen Indonesia and those that Solemen help.
Finns believes in giving back to the community of which they are an integral part. Their CSR program is now proudly supporting the Outreach work of the Solemen Foundation, Bali’s most visible charity whose major focus is to find, treat and heal the sick, desperately poor and disfranchised people in remote communities.
Finns owner Mr. Subina and CEO Dewa Deny believe that becoming a major sponsor for sustainable funding to help the Solemen Foundation is absolutely what they really need to maintain and expand operations.
Solemen’s founder Robert Epstone mentions that a major sponsorship such as provided by Finns Beach Club can make a massive difference by financing Solemen’s Outreach Program. Thanks to Finns 1-year, IDR1 billion sponsorship Solemen can now seriously expand the reach of the Outreach Team. “Our dream is to have 8 teams on the road” says Robert, “each for a well-defined area of Bali. We are truly grateful for Finns generous corporate support because this partnership will make a profound impact and change so many lives.”
Robert Epstone – Founder of the Solemen Indonesia
WOW FINNS REC CLUB Team what an overwhelming SUCCESS. We are so happy, incredibly proud, humbled and honoured to have you and your amazing team at the club as such incredible sponsors of Solemen. I am totally in awe of you and your Team’s energy, efficiency and professionalism. In deepest gratitude and indeed without question we too look forward to our next fundraiser together.
Sarah Chapman – Solemen Indonesia
I have just woken to this email and am in tears …..thank you all so much for arranging such an amazing day and for your incredible support of Solemen. On a personal note , I am living a dream heading to the Outreach team as this is what I had wanted to do for many years ….thank you for supporting my dream and hope we continue to change many more lives for the better! I am happiest in the slums where kids come to me , tug on my hand or tshirt for a hug or a plaster with a smiley face drawn on it. I walk round with kids holding my hand or tshirt, hoping nobody is sick but normally there is….people suffer in silence, hidden away and it is an honour that they trust enough now to tell us! So many tales, but an honour to be part of the team.
Sole Man Robert declared his intention to be barefoot until SOLEMEN had raised one million US Dollars. The reason for being barefoot is “to be in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not wear shoes”.
Our community staff also regularly joins Solemen for activites and support.
See www.solemen.org for more information.
Keep Bali Clean
On the afternoon of Sunday 9th April 2017 Finns Beach Club and local surf brand, LOKO sponsored the Inaugural Keep Bali Clean Surf Challenge. This was a free community event with only a donation of RP 50,000 per person being requested. The aim was to increase awareness of the Keep Bali Clean campaign to all Bali residents and raise funds to support their 2017 projects such as presentations to educate primary school students, anti-littering advertisements on local TV station DEWATA TV at 6pm daily plus two new advertisements which are in the coming. Further a subsidized rubbish collection is in the planning, as well as the placement of compost bins in Canggu area.
A ‘Keep Bali Clean’ – star system will be introduced for hotels within Bali. With this system the hotels can receive a number of stars as reward to their recycle efforts, and for the support they give to Keep Bali Clean.
Almost IDR 10,000.000 were raised from donations and the sale of Keep Bali Clean merchandise. Finns will continue to work to improve rubbish disposal in the Berawa and Canggu areas to preserve our beautiful island of Bali.
Finns Bali is proud to be the major sponsor of Keep Bali Clean Campaign. As one of many ways in which we do give support, we keep educating our staff on Clean & Green policies, by using for example alternative, oxo-biodegradable trash bags rather than plastic bags. Especially in the year 2017 we want to move ahead together and provoke substantial environmental changes, seeing the challenges Bali is facing through both major waste issues and the fast development of tourism.
The most important Keep Bali Clean projects for the current year involve presentations to educate primary school students, anti-littering advertisements on local TV station DEWATA TV at 6pm daily, plus two new advertisements which are in the coming. Furthermore a subsidized rubbish collection is in the planning, as well as the placement of compost bins in Canggu area.
Another channel of support are fundraisers, e.g. the ‘Keep Bali Clean and LOKO Surf Challenge’ on April 9th 2017, held at Berawa Beach and the ‘Canggu Classic Tennis Tournament’, in which the club has donated IDR 82,150,000 (USD 6,000) towards the airing of the Bali Go Green campaign. Additionally to that Finns is raising money for the cause by implementing donation boxes throughout the Beach Club area, and the collection of donations by staff members.
The sale of Keep Bali Clean merchandise has also recently been introduced to both shops, at Finns Beach Club and at Splash located at Finns Recreation Club. The purchase income goes directly towards the charity.
Also see www.keepbaliclean.com for more information.
Keep Bali Clean is our chosen Environmental foundation, Here 12 year old Oscar is presenting the campaign to over 200 students at (Sekolah Menengah Atas Taman) Denpasar.
Keep Bali clean is excited to announce we will be introducing a school curriculum , starting with schools in Denpasar. the program is aimed to educated students of the negative impact of littering . and offering alternative solutions for using plastic bags and bottles. We will also be working with the schools to directly reduce the amount of plastic use at the schools , in the canteen and out side bags brought into the schools. We will also be running student contests to make anti littering comercials and asking the students to make there own programs to reduce plastic use in the schools. To make this program more appealing to the participating schools , we need to reward the schools with greatly neeed educational equipment , such as computers and printers. If you would like to assist we are asking for donations, to help fund the equipment. donations can be left and FINNS REC of beach club in the donation boxes. the photo below is a reminder of what KBC is trying to tackle. Although the beaches are in better condition from April till October with the off shore winds. the plastic problem is still increasing with the popularity of packaged food and increased population of indonesian and the world in general.
With out tackling the issue of plastic rubbish , the world is going to see increased cases of sickness through burning plastics, and plastics n in our sea food chains.
Its not just an eye saw , its a health and economical problem.
With your kind donation we can have a full time curriculum on Rubbish and full time star education the kids for the future.
Show your support and purchase a Keep Bali Clean t-shirt. Available at both Finns Beach Club and Finns Recreation Club for Rp176.000 of which Rp150.000 goes directly to Keep Bali Clean to help them continue this amazing initiative.