In consultation with the community, we have developed a number of programs to support the education and future development of our youth, with a focus on improvement of our neighbourhoods and preserving our precious environment.
Bumi Sehat is committed to ensuring balance between human existence and a healthy environment. As such, we started a recycling project that provides a village-wide recycling and garbage pick-up in Nyuh Kuning in order to prevent the burning of garbage. Paper, plastic, and tin are recycled through a partnership with Bali Buddha, a local health food store and cafe, and the Rotary Club.
Students with books donated by Bumi Sehat
Lansia ("Everybody Come Along") programs in Nyuh Kuning are coordinated by Bumi Sehat to support the health and wellness of the elderly. This includes yoga, Reiki, exercise classes, walking and Bali excursions, in addition to regular health and well-being check-ups with our doctors.
Youth Center Bali
With local Balinese teachers assisted by international volunteers, Bumi Sehat's Youth Center Bali offers free English, computer, and organic gardening classes to local Balinese teens. English classes are taught at 4 levels: Preparation, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.
Students at YBS Youth Center classes
Local Balinese youth who have graduated from higher levels act as Teacher Aides to our class teachers at Preparation and Basic levels, to help them develop valuable leadership skills. Attendance continues to be high for these classes. Click here for more info on Youth Center Bali.
Youth Centre Aceh (in progress)
Bumi Sehat is in the process of opening a youth center in Aceh, where YBS’s second birthing clinic was built after the 2005 devastated the area. Teenagers and young adults, who were still children when the tsunami tore apart their families, will soon be the region’s leaders. We are committed to helping them rebuild their lives and find productive futures.
At a recent community meeting, Acehnese youth asked for help with vocational skills such as motorbike maintenance and sewing, as well as English, computing and organic gardening skills. International volunteers are currently assisting in this project.
Going green in Aceh