Bali with Kids - Guidebook


Yayasans and Orphanages

A yayasan is the legal term for a foundation whose profit is reinvested in the organization and most charities have a yayasan status. 

When foreign families arrive in Bali, they are often curious about the various orphanages on the island. If you would like to find out more about them and help them, the best is to get in touch with their managers and organize a visit with your family. The children there are lovely and they enjoy meeting people from outside. 

Panti asuhan is the name given to orphanages here in Bali. They are residential institutions devoted to the care of children. Whilst some of these children have no parents many do have parents or come from one-parent families who do not have the means to care for them. For very poor families, the Panti asuhan is a way of providing for their care, housing and education. Children can be educated within or outside of the orphanage. In Western countries, these institutions would be called foster homes. 

This is just a selection of some of the orphanages and there are many more who would be interested to have your interest. The orphanages below are a good start if you would like to know more, pay a visit, donate, volunteer or get involved in any other way. This is a wonderful opportunity that helps us all to remember that everyone has the right to be loved and to love, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or class.