Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Garuda Supports Bali's John Fawcett Foundation
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Garuda Supports Bali's John Fawcett Foundation

Garuda to Help Carry Foundation Officials and Medical Equipment from Australia to Indonesia.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/24/2006)

Garuda Indonesia in Australia has signed a formal agreement to provide important assistance with the life-altering work of one of Bali's most important humanitarian organizations - The John Fawcett Foundation.

Operating in Indonesia as the Yayasan Kemanusian Indonesia (YKI), the Foundation founded by Bali-based Australian John Fawcett has been a leader in providing health support to underprivileged communities in Bali. The Foundation provides medical equipment, health technology transfer via the volunteer services of Australian medical specialists, and medical care and advice to needy Balinese families.

In recent years the Foundation has expanded its program of medical assistance of isolated Indonesian provinces beyond Bali. The YKI runs mobile eye clinics in Bali, South Kalimantan and East Java.

The North Bali Mobile Eye Clinic launched by the Foundation in March 2005 has already performed nearly 1,000 free-of-charge sight-saving cataract operations. At the same time, more than 4,000 Balinese adults and school children have been screened for vision problems with a 82% of those examined requiring spectacles, all provided without charge through donations of used eyeglasses channeled through the Foundation.

In 2005 Garuda Indonesia flew 10,000 pairs of used spectacles, to Bali free of charge donated by the people of Australia and collected by Harvey World Travel.

In explaining the Airline's continuing commitment to the work of the John Fawcett Foundation, Suranto Yitnopawiro, Regional Manager for the Southwest Pacific for Garuda Indonesia, said, "These villagers (helped by the Foundation) can now read, do fine work, make offerings and generally contribute to the family and the community,"

The work of the Foundation in Bali and other parts of Indonesia is not limited to the treatment of the visually impaired. Cleft lip and palate surgery together with orthopaedic surgery are among the organizations many projects. Education assistance in the form of books; school uniforms and fees; provision of medical equipment donated by Australian hospitals; training in microscopy; and treatment of tuberculosis are also some of the many areas in which assistance to the people of Indonesia is provided by The John Fawcett Foundation.

Garuda to the Rescue

Under the recently signed sponsorship agreement, Garuda Indonesia will provide key personnel from the Foundation with discounted airfares and waive excess baggage charges for volunteers carrying medical supplies to Indonesia. The Airline also supports various fund-raising activities held to sustain the Foundation's work in Indonesia.

"The Foundation does an amazing job in easing the suffering of thousands of Indonesians, and Garuda Indonesia is proud to be able to play a part in their humanitarian efforts," Suranto said.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Women Transforming the World from Bali
International Women’s Conference to Be Held in Nusa Dua April 5-6, 2015
(2/28/2015)
The Importance of Lighting Rods
West Bali Man Suffers Burn After Lightning Strike While Urinating Under a Coconut Tree.
(2/28/2015)
Pay More at the Door
Bali Plans to Charge Foreign Visitors More When Visiting Provincial Tourism Objects
(2/28/2015)
Less Time in Lines at Bali’s Airport
Bali Airport Adding 4 More VOA Desks to Speed Processing Time on Arrival
(2/28/2015)
Bali’s Fading Identity
Bali Investors Accused of Giving Short Shrift to Balinese Architectural Finishes, Cultural Values and Environmental Sustainability.
(2/28/2015)
Life’s a Breeze in Nusa Dua
Ritz-Carlton Bali Hosts Industry and Media to Beachside Cocktails
(2/28/2015)
Allowing Bali to Compete Internationally
Ngurah Rai International Moves Up Dramatically in Rankings of the World’s Airport to Number 60
(2/28/2015)
A Bachelor’s Party in Paradise
ABC Television Episode of ‘The Bachelor’ Features Romance at The Mulia Resort and Villas in Bali
(2/27/2015)
Leave Your Valuables at Home
Tourism Industry Asked to Warn Bali Visitors of US$250 Value Limit on Personal Items
(2/28/2015)
Teaching the Rules of the Road
Bali Opens a ‘Traffic Park’ to Teach the Public How to Drive Safely
(2/28/2015)
Women in Love
‘Women in Love’ Solo Exhibition by Teguh Ritma Iman at Ganesha Gallery in Bali March 10 – May 14, 2015
(2/28/2015)
Swim, Bike and Run in Paradise
8th Edition of Bali International Triathlon Returns on October 25, 2015 with Herbalife as Title Sponsor.
(2/27/2015)
All [News]!