Remco and Daniel with the children of Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope Children’s Home

Panti Asuhan Benih Harapan the Balinese orphanage also known as Seeds of Hope Children’s Home (SoH) was founded in March 2001 by Reverend Tommy and his wife Sandra. The orphanage is situated north-west of Denpasar, in Dalung. This is a 30 minute drive from Kuta, 20 minutes from Seminyak and 45 minutes from Sanur.

Tommy (64 years) and Sandra (67 years) are Christians and welcome children of all backgrounds and religions. In July 2001, just 4 months after opening their doors to the children, Sandra suffered a stroke. When you meet Sandra you will initially notice the physical signs and impact this stroke has had. However, after spending only a short time with her, you will become aware of what a strong and capable woman she is. This is apparent with the fact she has been a ‘mother’ and caregiver for over 500 children in these past 11 years.

As of July 2012 SoH is responsible for 67 resident and 12 non-resident children from the ages of 2 – 21 years old. All of them attend school, except of course those that are too young. Seeds of Hope is a cheerful place with a warm and loving atmosphere. You can always hear the children making music, singing or playing football around the house. Sandra and Tommy emphasise the importance of education and encourage the children to take part in all positive activities. This is where EFFA comes in! It is more than just an orphanage; it really feels more like an extra large family unit. There is no management or staff, so to speak. With everyone pulling their weight, all the chores get done and the children are taught a sense of responsibility, a sense of pride and valuable life skills.

While the older children do an amazing job of helping to look after the younger ones, it is Sandra and Tommy who are the backbone of the Home. Can you imagine raising 60 children by yourself? This is why everyone works together as a family. Some of the children are orphans, some come from broken homes and others come from parents who are just too poor to provide education or enough food to sustain life. Sandra and Tommy strive to provide an environment of love and security for the children so they can grow and develop as they all deserve.

However, they cannot do this alone, help from EFFA is needed. The condition of living is acceptable but they still require ongoing funding to pay for everyday necessities such as food, education, toiletries and medical costs. With the background of Sandra as an English teacher, she understands the needs and importance of education. Next to education, EFFA also helps with the sports & play, meaning that the entrepreneurs will organize activities as swimming lessons, futsall or going to the beach. Seeds of Hope is in our opinion really suitable for the first project of EFFA and we will definitely do whatever it takes to succeed in the first project of this young and energetic foundation!

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Dea demonstrates how to apply the different make-up techniques.

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