Expense allowances are for them to give to their family and pay for incidentals. This amount is equivalent to what the students would be earning if they stayed in their village or had an unskilled job. We provide this so that the families are not discouraged from furthering their daughters’ education and thus open up opportunities to achieve better paid skilled work. The students can focus on their study without the stress of looking after their family for a six-months duration.
If you want to be part of Bali Wise by sponsoring a student either as an individual partner or as your company’s CSR program, all you have to do is contacting Ms. Fena under firstname.lastname@example.org or +62 812-3969-3383 and telling us about your interest. We will get back to you as soon as possible to provide any further details or information.
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23-year-old Sumardi is coming from Karangasem, East Bali, and is the youngest in her family. Her father passed away 2 years ago due to health issues and left her mother to work in a traditional market to survive. At the age of 15, Sumardi had to stop her education due to financial reasons. She then found a job as a housekeeper to save some money for continuing her education until high school level. After working for 2 years, she and her mother had enough money to send her to high school. After 3 years had passed, she graduated from high school in 2013 and worked as a waitress in a restaurant. Nevertheless, 4 years of working in that restaurant did not give her a chance for better career growth. Until her older brother told her about the Bali WISE program. Sumardi came along with her brother to apply for our program. She gave up her job to enroll in the program whch will teach her the skills she needs to have a better career so she can support her family.
Luh Dhe is the only child in her family. Her father passed away when she was only one month old. Her mother re-married and she was left to live with her grandmother. Luh Dhe’s grandmother works as a coffee farmer with a very limited income of only IDR 150.000 (approx. USD 10) per month. When Luh Dhe was in junior high school, her grandmother sent her to an orphanage as she (the grandmother) could not afford it anymore to pay for Luh Dhe’s education. Luh Dhe stayed in the orphanage until she graduated from senior high school last July 2017. Soon after she graduated, she worked in a home industrial business, earning IDR 600.000 (approx. USD 44) per month to help her grandmother. When hearing about Bali WISE, Luh Dhe applied for the program to finally be able to find a quality job and to make her grandmother proud.
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