Posts Tagged: bali

REPORTS FROM THE FIELD: EBPP Schools Songwriting with Music Seeds International (MSI)

By Ross Green, Director MSI. Expert Volunteer Through chance meetings, good will, and providence I found myself on an airplane headed for Bali last month. My name is Ross, and I started a music charity for kids eight years ago. We started in Nepal and have since been to eight… Read more »


By Tess Goulsbra, EBPP Volunteer Art Therapist, March 2014 When I first started with East Bali Poverty Project I was nervous. I had so many ideas, but at the beginning, I was unsure how I was going to put them into practice. When I met the team I felt overwhelmed by… Read more »

By Chanelle Lauren Cox, EBPP Documentary Volunteer 13th February 2012: I have been assisting with the development of an awareness video for East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) for the past few weeks. Over this time, I have become very familiar with various footage and images of suffering communities, EBPP programs,… Read more »

EBPP Health team teach the children correct hand washing at PlaygroupAll mothers in the community have not worried about their children’s health since EBPP started providing mother-baby posyandu (monthly health post) in 2003Amy Cardamone, EBPP Public Health Volunteer Playgroup specialist, joins the children in the “play and learn” playgroup programme

By Lindsay Burns, EBPP Volunteer WOMEN who divorce their husbands and become single working mums through choice are incredibly rare in Bali. But it was these exact circumstances that led 27-year-old Kadek Indah to the doors of EBPP, where she became the first local woman to actively help the villagers…. Read more »

Kadek Indah doing IDD awareness programme to the communityxxxxxxxxIDD awareness

By Lindsay Burns, EBPP Volunteer It was 6am on 22nd of September 2011 and a thin crescent moon perched above a volcano-shaped lilac cloud framed by palms still vivid in the silvery morning light on the edge of Denpasar, Bali’s capital city. Maybe it was because it was so early… Read more »

Goiter & cretinism-1DancingLittle girl sings

By Lindsay White and Aaron Fishman – Volunteer Health Advisers November 27, 2011 – What do you put on a wound to stop bleeding?  Cobwebs?  Leaves?  Gasoline? During our 2 months working with EBPP, we taught the staff quite a bit about first aid, but may have learned just as… Read more »

Aaron’s Wilderness First Aid training to enthusiastic EBPP staff in EBPP Ban officeAaron and Lindsay with EBPP’s Nengah Semeng and Kadek Indah and their respective daughters (Kadek’s is the 7 year old!)Aaron trains EBPP Health Team in wound care practice

  By Aris Harianto, EBPP Marketing & PR Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most serious diseases in Indonesia and the problem is that communities, such as those in mountainous East Bali, have little chance of getting it identified or treated due to their remoteness from government health centres and… Read more »

Tejo the “TB patient” is checked by the local healer (dukun) who explains that he cannot cure him and recommends he goes to PuskesmasEBPP TB awareness video launched in EBPP Cegi class room with a wonderful mural backgroundGovernment elementary school SD 3 Tianyar, 92 students

By Elia Simantov, EBPP volunteer Music Programme Developer 30th June 2011: Towards the end of the year 2000, just over two years after David started working to alleviate the extreme poverty and dire conditions at the mountain villages of Desa Ban in East Bali, one of his visions was for… Read more »


By Jackie Blight How the heck did I end up here? A tiny village, waaaaay up on the side of Mount Agung Volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia, with 15 expectant faces looking at me waiting for me to say something. Ok here goes, “My name is Jackie… Read more »

A young child wants to enter the villageAn amazing view of a dream village on a river at sunriseBoth of EBPP's art teachers Wayan, Wayan help with detail

By Eliya Simantov, EBPP volunteer Music Program Developer   7th April 2011: The EBPP Music Team has just returned to our village after participating in the exciting One Dollar for Music foundation’s [ODFM –] extensive four week music workshop in Denpasar, as part of ODFM’s “Young Sounds of Indonesia”… Read more »

Yeny, EBPP's music programme coordinator, brilliantly leads EBPP's Darmaji school kidsWayan, the youngest member of our music team, shows our Cegi students how to use a home made percussion instrumentThe workshop is moving along swiftly in Manikaji village as this beautiful mist engulfes the village