Widhya Asih Bali Foundation was established in 1975 which registered at Department of Law and Human Right of Indonesia No: AHU-AH.01.08—293 dated May 4th, 2009, is under the Synod Council of Christian Protestant Churches in Bali. It operates as a non-profit organization in Bali, Indonesia, and sits under service for children and community self-help assistance.
Widhya Asih gives several funds and other supporting facilities to ensure better living for communities and children, living on and under the poverty line, but mainly helping children attend and complete their education through seven Children’s Homes and three Communities Development Programs based on Children.
Our girls and boys, ranging from age 4 to 22, come from extremely impoverished families, or they are victims of violence or exploitation. Some have only one parent who, in desperation, sends their young child into the labor force to help put food on the table. Some have no family at all and find themselves abandoned, alone in the world, at the mercy of strangers. The girls would likely be married off in their early teens, berating three or more children before the age of twenty –one. These are intelligent, capable children who, by mere accident of birth, lack life’s most fundamental opportunities. Without Widhya Asih, most of them would spend their lives working the rice paddies or performing other menial labor. They would never know what it is to read a book or write a letter, or to experience the richness of a life of educated awareness. Growing up in Widhya Asih gives them hope for healthy, fulfilling future – as children and as adults. Widhya Asih empowers Bali’s otherwise overlooked children, giving them a chance at the kind of life that most people around the world take for granted.