The gift is a non-profit organisation established in 2010. The founder of the gift and her family were touched by the gentle nature of the Balinese people who live in the village of Penuktukan and wanted to do something to help them.
When interviewing local people in October 2010 to determine how we could help, families requested support for their children’s education. An inspiring and productive collaboration thus began with SDN Penuktukan 4. It was suggested to the gift that the biggest need is school shoes. Children are not permitted to go to school without shoes and many families struggle to afford the required shoes to send their children to school. From education as a starting base, we wish to grow and embark various initiatives to help the people of northern Bali.
With the philosophy of “giving in friendship together”, all programmes are designed to maximise relationships between Australian volunteers, and are executed by local Balinese people who work appropriately within their communities.