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THE Jodie oSHEA CHILDREN FUND
After the tragic Bali Bomb in 2002, Jodie O'Shea House was established in honour of Jodie, one of the victims of the attack in Kuta. This institution has provided a home and assistance with education and care to numerous children. However, like many Child Welfare Organizations in Bali, not all aspects of Jodie O'Shea House operated as intended. It was discovered that some children placed in the institution still had loving parents, and there were reports of abuse and potential financial mismanagement. In light of these concerns, our foundation reached out to Jodie O'Shea House's management to address the issues.
In 2019, our foundation's management began providing guidance and support to the management team of Jodie O'Shea House. As a result of this collaboration, Jodie O'Shea House, as a Child Welfare Institution, has been permanently closed. Following government regulations that emphasize the importance of not institutionalizing children based on poverty or access to education (PERATURAN MENTERI SOSIAL REPUBLIK INDONESIA NOMOR: 30/HUK/2011), under our supervision and guidance, Jodie O'Shea House's management actively pursued the reunification of children with their families since 2020.
Effective December 1, 2022, Jodie O'Shea House (Yayasan Cinta Kasih Anak) has officially merged into Yayasan Bali Bersih. We continue to support and empower the families of former Jodie O'Shea House clients and ensure their access to education through our ongoing program. Through this program, we aim to prevent the institutionalization of children and collaborate with other Child Welfare Organizations to promote reunification and empowerment.
We gratefully welcome and appreciate donations to support access to education and empower families. Donations assist us in providing food packages, covering educational expenses, and implementing empowerment initiatives such as micro-credits and micro-business support.
Donations can be made through bank transfers or in-person visits to our office located at Jl Umalas 1, No. 3 (next to Circle K, close to Nook). We kindly request that you inform us in advance if you plan to visit us.