Happy Friday everyone, and thank you for your interest in the Love Bali Project! Through the Love Bali Project, Suzie Blue Canada will be supporting the mission of Bali Children’s Project. Keep reading to learn more about the Bali Children’s Project and how you and your business can get involved in Suzie Blue Canada’s new initiative: the Love Bali Project!
Bali Children’s Project (BCP) is a non-profit charity organization that was established in the early 1990’s in response to a lack of access to education, especially for girls, that was maintaining a cycle of poverty. The cycle of poverty explains how children from low income families, with parents who did not receive adequate education, are often forced to drop out of school because their families cannot afford to pay school fees, and the child must find a job to help make ends meet. Children who have been unable to access education face unemployment, exploitation and poor health which all contribute to these children growing up to become the parents of low income families, unable to escape poverty, and thus leading to the continuation of the cycle. This cycle is especially prevalent in girls, since in Bali they are required to stop education before their male siblings. In Bali, the largest barrier to educational access is the cost of education. There are fees to attend school as well as the cost of materials and uniforms. BCP aims to break the cycle of poverty by sponsoring Balinese youth to attend school so that school-associated costs are not a concern for the family. By ensuring youth receive an education, there are more, and better, employment opportunities allowing these children to earn their way out of poverty, and grow up to become the parents of families who can afford to send their children to school.