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THE JODIE OSHEA CHILDREN FUND
Since 2021 Westerlaken foundation / yayasan Bali Bersih set up and manages the Jodie O'Shea children fund. Jodie O'Shea tragically died as a result of the Bali bombing in 2002. In her memory the Jodie O'Shea house was established.
In 2020 Westerlaken foundation / yayasan Bali Bersih partnered with Jodie O'Shea house to implement Child Safeguarding Policies and reunification practices.
The Jodie O'Shea children fund pays for education for reunified children. Reunified children used to live in Jodie O'Shea House and are, in line with Indonesian laws and international views, now living with their parents with support. With this fund we work on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality education.
A number of children has a supporter who pays for educational needs and support. This fund is meant for children who are reunified and do not have a personal supporter.
The fund focuses on the education of 24 children in the school year 2021/2022.
For more information or to support the Jodie O'Shea children fund please click below.
JODIE OSHEA HOUSE
In our program to eliminate the practice that children are being institutionalised in orphanages due to poverty and access to education we partnered with Jodie O'Shea House, Yayasan Cinta Kasih Anak. The founder of Westerlaken foundation is a patron of Jodie O'Shea House since November 2020.
Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih acts as a consultant to Jodie O'Shea House for the reunification of children in to their families, child protection issues, legal issues, charity registration and compliancy.
Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih also helps Jodie O'Shea house with social media and fundraising.
Currently 83 children have been reunified with their families all over Indonesia. Costs for education, food and health are being covered.