We also know the Sari Hati School through the founder of the PKP Community Centre.
Sari Hati is an educational place for children with special needs (autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, for example), as well as an employer for the mothers of these children.
The families all come from very poor backgrounds and have no chance either in society or on the labour market.
At the Sari Hati School, they can accompany their children and earn some extra money by helping in the kitchen, cleaning, supervising, but also teaching according to their needs, talent and will.
Unfortunately, during the pandemic, two out of three sponsors dropped out due to their own financial problems, so that the Sari Hati School has difficulties paying the mothers' salaries.
Menti, the manager of the Sari Hati School (bottom right in the picture) has a very sad past of her own and told us that she left her parents when she was seven years old. However, the
difficulties associated with this have strengthened rather than weakened her and the Sari Hati School has long since become her family. The way she deals with the children, her
transparency and clarity for the future of the school, so also the happy children at this safe Happy Place and their satisfied mothers in addition, have convinced us to also support another
mother and now a total of three mothers and their children with the salaries.
There are 38 children on site from Monday to Friday, various joint activities are organised from time to time at the weekends and a further 12 children are regularly visited at home. The Sari Hati School has a waiting list of 13 children. Therefore, every additional donation is a great help. Only selected special needs children and their families are supported by the government and unfortunately they are still a taboo subject for many people in the society here.
Email us if you would like to support us through the Adopt a Sari Hati Child and Mom programme.
From now on we support Ibu Wayan with her husband and her youngest son Komang. She lives in the accommodation of the PKP Community Centre, which chanceforchange also supports, and now receives 1.7 million Rp.=110 €/month for her work in the school. Ibu Wayan had six children in total. Five have already died. Komang is now her only child. Komang hardly speaks, but has an extreme urge to move. Since he has been at Sari Hati School, he talks and he loves to go there every day. Ibu Wayan still has to get used to the fact that she has to let him go. She therefore likes to work in the kitchen.
Thanks to our regular donors, we can also support Ibu Ayu's salary. She has two children. A younger daughter and her 18-year-old son Panci, who is autistic.
Panci and his mother have been at Sari Hati School since 2011. This is a blessing for the mother, as her husband cannot work due to paralysis. We are also supporting her and her family with Rp.1.7 million =110 €/month from now on for their work at the school.
Ibu Ayu has completed a course in language education and teaches the children at Sari Hati School how to speak.
Panci now speaks a lot at school.
Thanks to the sale of the Nyoman Art eggs and new donations, we are able to financially support the salary of another mother and her child.
Ibu Tini is a single mother with two sons. She has been a teacher at Sari Hati School for 10 years and her son Mana with Downs Syndrome is also taught there. For Ibu Tini, this is a clear win-win situation, because she can not only earn money there, but also take care of her son.