The home base of Kolewa is Bali, Denpasar. In our shelter home and headquarters ‘Rumah Bicara’ we take care of the children and their accompanying family members and provide them a place to stay prior to the surgery.
Also intake interviews with parents and observations of the children take place at Ruma Bicara. For every child we develop an appropriate program.
In 2016 the shelterhome was rebuilt so we can accommodate more children. In order to exploit Rumah Bicara money is needed. Read more…
Every two weeks our staff goes to Karangasem, together with Lumina and Yayasan Corti, to give speech therapy and teach sign language to a group of approximately 20 children. In the North of Bali (Lovina) we are about to start a new group.
Outreach on NTT islands
Outreaches are organized on a regular base to travel and scout for children who are eligible for surgery. In particular we work on the NTT islands and the smaller and poorer islands east of Bali, such as: Rote, Flores, Sumbawa, Sumba and Timor.
These areas are difficult to reach and not frequently visited by other organizations.
The inhabitants live a miserable and deprived existence, without the most basic facilities.
Here we can make a difference and so we will!
Restrictions in Indonesia are (still) in common, medical facilities are lacking and therefore children do not get the help they need.
There is no money to travel to a hospital, and people do not have the ability to get the right papers. Knowledge about health, hygiene and healthy food is also missing.