ESOMAR Foundation awarded its second 2014 Local Initiatives Programme of €5200 grant to Indonesian local charity Bali Kids. Bali Kids is a child centre open to any child registered in Bali’s orphanages that need medical attention. Children from the local village projects, whose family hold a ‘poor family card’, can also receive free treatment and care. The grant provided funding towards a new medical team comprised of a doctor, nurse, and a driver for a year.
During the year, the medical team travelled extensively throughout Bali to remote villages in the mountains, orphanages and disability centres. The main focus of its work was Health Education, with a focus on HIV prevention and medical treatment for children on site or in their house Clinics. The medical team also assisted with the establishment of an emergency medical link during weekends for children in local prisons. The plan is to help children who reside with their parent inside the prison. Children are allowed to reside in the prisons until the age of two.
During the project period the medical team treated 2,321 boys and 2,684 girls. This included 333 disabled children. Moreover, the medical team educated the 530 children in General Health issues, 670 children in child abuse and bullying, 2,433 children in Environment and health issues.
“Dr. Wijaya assisted with the establishment of an emergency medical link during weekends for our local prison. The plan is to help children who reside with their parent inside the prison. Children are allowed to reside in the prisons here until the age of two. Medical care is normally only available through the authorities Monday to Friday. We will fill the gap when an emergency arises”