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Swiss Charity Given Grant to Bali Childrenís Project to Teach the Value of Agricultural Sustainability


Citizens Of Our World (COOW) – a Geneva, Switzerland-based non-profit association has award the Bali Children’s Project (BCP) a US$2,000 grant to re-educate Balinese kids and their families on the importance and joys of agriculture.

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BCP’s winning proposal was to build an organic, traditional and sustainable teaching garden in the village of Kembengan in Tulikup, Gianyar. The resulting garden is used to educate local Balinese youth in the heritage of medicinal plants by creating a rich and varied organic garden producing herbs and edible plants. A major aim of the garden is to help sustain the Balinese tradition of healing with natural herbal remedies that has been studied and practice through centuries but is now under threat from modernization.

Bali is a traditional agricultural society, but due to the pressures of modern tourism and changing land use, Balinese youth are forgetting how to grow the plants that once sustained their diets and provided the ingredients for traditional healing arts.

The COOW funding supports a Balinese gardening expert who will teach the children not only the use of the herbs for medicine, but also how to garden organically. The project will start with a 2 ARE (200 square meters) plot, but with expansion planned to adjoining land is available.

The funds provided by COOW, are helping to establish pilot small traditional gardens tended by those assisted by the Bali Children’s Project.

Demonstrating the value of farming, the produce from these small gardens is often sold, teaching in the process a valuable lesson in sustainability.
As a consequence of the pilot project in Tulikup, BCP staff, in cooperation with experts from Bali ROLE Foundation, is now also creating a small prototype garden at a kindergarten in Tegallalang, near Ubud.

A larger garden is also planned to be cultivated in January in Tulikup, multiplying the many benefits of the initial funding provided by COOW.
The Bali project is turning formally unproductive garden plots into “living drug stores” (Apotik Hidup) with plans that are put to productive ends.

Tourists visiting the Bali Children’s Project are shown the plots by the young agriculturalists who share their excitement and knowledge acquired by the enthusiastic kids.

Citizens of the World

Citizen Of Our World (COOW) was founded in 2009 to allow people around the world the chance to contribute to the well being of the most disadvantaged people through small, transparent and well-documented projects. Those contributing funds are also allowed to actively vote in selecting the recipients of grants that must, as a matter of eligibility, use 90% of the donated funds for actual project work.

The U.N. Millennium Goals for the planet reflect the values and aspirations of COOW.

Bali Children’s Project

Bali Children’s Project (BCP) is a tax-exempt non-profit charitable foundation that has been helping children in Bali for nearly two decades. Using education as a means of improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in Bali. BCP empowers children to realize their potential while learning how to enrich their lives and their villages.

Focusing on girls as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty, BCP programs include sponsorship of individual children, classroom support, teacher training, workshops and classes for Sex Ed and HIV-AIDS awareness and health.

Related Sites

Bali Children’s Project

Bali ROLE Foundation

Citizens Of the World 

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