"HELP FRIENDS FOR LIFE"
Bali Dynasty Resort is now reaching out to the less fortunate people in Bali through a charity project called “Helping Friends for Life” in partnership with Solemen. Through this new initiative, we are seeking more subjective ways to alleviate the suffering of of those who are impoverished and desperately need our help in the way of medical support, health care, education and therapy, as well as by providing items or equipment that can give them a better life and welfare.
Yayasan Solemen Indonesia or simply “SOLEMEN” is a Bali-based Indonesian registered non-profit foundation working alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support to the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen was formed in October 2010 by founder Robert Esptone, who then vowed to walk barefoot until he raised a million dollars. The reason for being barefoot is “to be in solidarity with those who don’t have a choice to wear or not wear shoes”.
Solemen currently strives to provide health and safety education as well as teaching how to respect and protect the environment. Solemen has a very small team that are fast acting, with a huge knowledge of aid groups and have rehabilitation centers across the island. Solemen’s ‘OUTREACH’ crew searches out and are able to react immediately to assess and action the alleviation of individual cases of suffering. This often means driving immediately to the person or people who need help and taking them for assistance and, where appropriate, therapy and/or medical treatment at one of its strategic partner units.
The charity commitment was launched in the 23rd Back to Bali Dynasty Party in Perth, Western Australia on the 20th of February 2016. Ever since, Bali Dynasty Resort has started to provide support to several causes. Below you will see the updates on the projects and types of causes that we are supporting.
SoleBuddies are the ones that the charity effort commits to for an extended ongoing period of time. The commitment will provide them with the support to their education, health issues or Sole Outreach Programme.
SoleNeeds - Quite often we find people who are in need of certain donations, e.g. wheelchairs, prosthetic legs. They are our SoleNeed fellows whom we can give one time support to make a difference in their lives.
SoleGifts – If you have something that you don’t use anymore, or would like to bring items that you would like to donate such as skin cream, bandage, glasses, etc, they will make a perfect SoleGift! Simply drop the items in our SoleGifts Box available at the Front Desk. Every little thing helps!
SoleMonkeys – Help us to bring back the smiles of these unfortunate people by adopting our SoleMonkeys. A cute doll with an endearing smile, the SoleMonkey can be adopted at a minimum donation of IDR 150,000 to our Charity Effort
SoleMerchandise - Located at the Tour & Information Centre, we sell merchandise from past solebuddies who have established some kind of business enterprise to make themselves self sustainable. This is where you can shop and help others at the same time.