The International Philanthropic Society of Sweden IPS
This project was recommended by the Indonesian Embassy, Mrs. Sastrawan, wife of H.E. Deva Made J. Sastrawan. IPS arranged an Indonesian Cultural evening with the support of the Indonesian Embassy and Volvo Showroom Kungsträdgården Stockholm, to raise funds for YPK Bali project. This event was attended by 80 guests who enjoyed an Indonesian cultural show, food and drinks and warm hospitality. The Board of IPS are very grateful to Ambassador Sastrawan, Mrs Hanna Sastrawan and Katerina Brinkenberg Hallin (Volvo showroom) for their kind support for IPS’s work.
The evening raised 28,000 Swedish kronor through entrance tickets and silent auctions. IPS would like to thank Viking Line, Tapani Kauhanen, Select Spa – Leija Graf, and Aulia Jewellery, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Pearl Brooches for donating the silent auction items and also the guests who bought them to support YPK Bali.
Brief information on YPK Bali.Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan
YPK provides physical rehabilitation, education, moral support and socialization activities for people living with disabilities in Bali. YPK was the first, and is still the only Rehabilitation Centre in Bali that is providing an innovative therapy program by integrating physiotherapy with occupational therapy, gym and daily living skills for both adults and children. YPK also integrates basic education for children who have little or no access to the public school system.
YPK Bali was founded in April 2001, and it has treated over 1,000 people with physical disabilities and more than 1,700 people with hearing impairments. YPK patients come from poor or disadvantaged backgrounds with no access to the formal health system. Many of them are children with cerebral palsy, who have not received treatment or education prior to attending YPK.
YPK’s Disabled Children’s Education Program
YPK established an Informal Education Program beginning with a pilot program of just five students in 2009 because many of YPK’s children did not have any skills or basic know- ledge. YPK believes that all children, including those with disabilities, have the right to an education.
Since the program commenced, the YPK Informal Education Program has provided a basic education for 62 students aged from 6 to 19 years. Many students are from poor backgrounds in Denpasar, Badung and Tabanan with no access to transportation. Currently there are 32 active students on YPK’s informal education program.
The long-term goal of the education program is:
to help children with disabilities to help themselves and live more independently.
To achieve this goal YPK is asking for donations that will help the children’s education.
IPS sent a donation of 28,000 kronor to YPK in November 2013, which was raised at the Indonesian Evening to purchase the items needed for the YPK Centre. IPS has received a letter from the Director of the YPK, Mr Purnawan Budisetia thanking IPS for much needed help for the Centre.
IPS has decided to support the YPK project for 3-4 more years.