Saturday 29th of June
, the Island Sustainability Education Center, had the pleasure to welcome many guests to celebrate our love for kids! In the frame of the Children’s Interactive Environment, Diet and Exercise Education Program
, ROLE wanted to create an event dedicated to our favorite visitors and to offer them an afternoon when they could discover environmental issues, sustainable behaviours and mostly great activities in the garden!
Our Kids Day Team had prepared a great set of activities: racing sacks, bowling, snail shell painting, finger painting, herb smell, herb hunting in the garden, hot potatoe, lucky dip.
While kids were having fun, the parents could enjoy the mouthwatering snacks prepared by our cooking team and Grand Hyatt for their huge contribution : they offered us the cookies, the muffins and many cakes. Thanks to them we could provide tables and chairs to the exhibitors, as well as the sound system.
Bali Safari & Marine Park has also been a great stakeholder for the Kids Day as they have brought an entire zoo with them! It was one of the main attraction during the afternoon as everyone wanted to touch the small red snake or the braver ones were holding the big yellow snake on their shoulders. Their support for our environmental causes was illustrated by a great draw of Bali realized with bottle lips.
Along the game area, parents could also have a look to 5 stalls showcasing various products such as Bali WISE and ROLE Foundation products, wooden toys by Timber toys, clothes and garment by Little Boo Kids Bootique, clothes by Coco & Ginger, and face painting and kids jewelery.
For 4 weeks the Kids Day team had been collecting great prices for the raffle and thanks to our sponsors we could offer a Stay at Bali Eco Stay, a Night safari at Bali Safari & Marine Park as well as a Day Safari. We also had vouchers from Little Miss Cupcake, entrances for Peek a Boo playground, a scooter from Babyland, a scarf weaved by ROLE Foundation‘s staff, toys by Timber toys, a voucher for a workshop at Island Sustainability Education Center, a shopping voucher for Coco & Ginger Girls clothing, a Bambookoo voucher shopping voucher and a few other prices.
It has been a great afternoon and thanks to everyone’s generosity we have been able to raise almost $400 that will be dedicated to our Children’s program.
Even if it wasn’t the purpose, we are really thankful for the support of our guests and sponsors and we already think of a great way for using this money.
Eco Surf Rescue – Keramas – Oakley Pro Bali
Role Foundation is known in Bali and abroad as a foundation invested in many projects and people often want to join us to help on the eco surf rescue projects. In this frame, Role has participated to the ASP World Championship Tour during its step at Keramas. It has been the 5th step of the tour, after Gold Coast (Australia), Bells Beach (Australia), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Fiji.
Last Thursday, the Oakley Pro Bali in Keramas has officially finished with Joel Parkinson leaving the final as the 2013 Oakley Pro Champion. We had two hot and hard working weeks in Keramas. Every day we got up very early, but motivated for cleaning the beach and to inform the visitors about our programs in our awareness tent. Beach cleaning is a very challenging job and consistency all day is required. We collected a total sum of 101m³ of solid waste in only two weeks. Not only did we clean up and collect the solid waste from the judging, announcing, media center, Surfers Area, VIP Area, car parking but also 500 meters to the north and south of the Komune/Event Area. Now we are starting the sorting, recycling and composting of these tons of waste in the Eco- Park. This impressive sum of waste shows us how important our job was. But it also shows us all the work and efforts that still need to be done to keep Bali clean in the long-term.
That is why we already started interviewing the possible candidates for the Environmental Ambassador Program, who will be sponsored by Oakley. We are very happy that we were part of this amazing event. Thank you to all the people, especially our Eco- Ambassadors, who worked extremely hard during the complete two weeks. Have a look at the pictures to get some impressions of our great time in Keramas! — Oakley Pro Bali 2013: Beach Clean up
This month has been again marked by the arrival and the departure of Role Foundation and Bali Wise volunteers. To start with joyful news, we were glad to welcome Tero Marin and Tytti Lahti, two Finnish volunteers who are working on the settlement of solar energy in the Island Sustainability Education Center. We have the chance to count Violy Purnamasari in our team as our new media and graphic designer! Every graphic you may see come from her magic fingers! And finally from Canada, arrived Kelly Anne, a joyful and peaceful English Teacher for our Eco Ambassadors and Weaving Sisters. June has also seen Sören, our German boy, leave to go back to his country and start his studies. He has succesfully helped to run the Keramas project and we wish him to suceed in his studies!