Making A Difference
Shaping the future of Bali’s disadvantaged children
InterContinental Bali Resort is not merely a 5-star accommodation, but a leading hotelier that recognises the need to help the less fortunate in the society. Hotel guests have made a significant contribution to some of Bali’s disadvantaged children by participating in the resort’s annual fundraising campaign to support Panti Salam Children’s Home Foundation. Every year, the resort raises funds to purchase daily necessities for these children, which often includes clothing, toiletries and nutritious food.
The home was founded in 1979 as a response to the need for an orphanage in the Tabanan district of Bali. The foundation’s vision is to equip and empower economically disadvantaged children physically, emotionally and spiritually for adulthood. This organisation provides a roof over the head of more than 50 kids who attend primary and secondary schools in the vicinity. All children are accepted based on their families’ economic situations, more often than not impoverished families or victims of violence and exploitation. Others came from a single parent family who, in desperation, sends their youngest child into forced labour to help put food on the table. By providing education, complemented with a host of projects and activities, Panti Salam aims to empower as many children as possible, returning them a chance to live and grow in this wonderful world.
InterContinental Bali Resort’s 2016 Christmas fundraising initiative was a joint hotel-guest activity in which esteemed guests, visitors and staff were invited to contribute a minimum of US$10 cash donation, that comes with a take home Christmas pouch as a memento of their support to the underprivileged children of Bali.