Tourism is set to help disadvantaged children in Indonesia, with a study centre due to open in Bedugul, Bali, early next year. The centre is funded by accommodation giant Accor through its Spirit of Smiles Golf Day, which was played for the first time this year on a new course at Nusa Dua. The facility will provide a dedicated, supportive space in which children from low-income families can spend extracurricular time on their schoolwork. The aim is to strengthen the youngsters’ educational foundations and improve their chances of long-term financial stability within the Indonesian community. The golf fundraiser is just one facet of Accor’s corporate social responsibility program, A Tree for a Child. The foundation focuses on the general welfare of Indonesian children and poverty alleviation through the implementation of environmental preservation projects. In the 15 years since its establishment, A Tree for a Child has opened clinics and libraries, provided scholarships, built classrooms for village children, supported an orphanage and participated in reforestation programs. More: atreeforachild.org; accorhotels.com.au.