Behind the veneer of happy holidaymakers Bali is also the home to more than 100 orphanages providing nurturing care to an estimated 1,500 parentless or abandoned children.
In an effort to help ease the plight of some of these children Melia Bali Resort has taken the Krisna Rajasa orphanage in Tabanan, West Bali, under its wing. The support provided by Melia Bali contributes towards the education and care of the 35 children living at the facility. Coordinated by the Hotel's pianist, Willy, Sustainable assistance by Melia Bali includes meeting the children's basic needs, and additional funding for scholarships, stationery, medicine, shoes and clothing.
Hotel guests are also invited to participate in this very worthwhile program. On the morning of September 15, 2009, the Resort's community service team along with hotel guests, the Fleming Russell family from Scotland, journeyed to the orphanage. Part of a regular program of visits, the visit allows the opportunity to monitor and consult with the head of the orphanage regarding the children's needs.
In the words of Fleming Russell: "I come from very humble beginnings myself. My desire to do a little to help, together with the resort's community involvement team and guest participation program, made it possible to actually help a lot. At the same time we've had a holiday experience that, for very different reasons, we will never forget."
Shown on balidiscovery.com
are photos taken during the recent visit by the Russell family and employees of Melia Bali
to the Krisna Rajasa
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