Our precious oceans are suffocating, but on one small island off the coast of Bali, we have a chance to make a difference. On Thursday December 12th 2019, 20 x two man teams of extraordinary people from around the world, will race over land and sea to protect the future of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.  These are both previously pristine islands off the coast of Bali that have unfortunately been heavily impacted by massive tourism growth and poor waste management.
The Bali Hope SwimRun will involve running approximately 20 km and swimming 3 km. The combined fund raising target for this event is $100,000 which will contribute to saving 1000’s of tons of plastic from being dumped into our oceans every year.
 
Here at Bali Children Foundation, we believe that generational education will create generational change. Empowering the youth with English and environmental awareness from elementary years, will ensure they are able to take and maintain control of their islands and also prevent a potential environmental disaster.
 
50% of proceeds raised from this event will support the continuation of the Bali Children Foundation education program currently being delivered to more than 1600 students across both islands. The program’s environmental message escalates as the children move through to junior and high school and is a key focus in their senior years entrepreneurial studies.
 
The other 50% will support the growing requirements of community based organisation Friends of Lembongan and the local Lembongan Recycling facility. Established in January 2012, FOL has been promoting the cleanup of rubbish and the education of sustainable waste management practices for these islands. Working with Pak Putu and his grassroots recycling centre over the last 2 years, the facility has been able to “scale up” thanks to generous donations, fundraising efforts and partnerships such as the Bali Hope SwimRun.
Whilst much has been achieved to date, there is still much more to do - including acquiring more land for expansion of the waste management facility and building new accommodation for the increase in number of workers. A glass crusher is most certainly another expensive item on the FOL wish list as well as the construction of additional concrete compounds for the trash collection points around the island.
 
Together we can make a difference. 

Bali Children Foundation

Bali Children Foundation Australia is the entity that funds the operation of Bali Children Foundation in Bali helping thousands of children to finish school, to find employment, to improve their lives and the life of their community. With more than 6900 children learning vital English and computer skills plus environmental awareness the program is currently being delivered throughout North, East and West Bali, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, North Lombok and The Gili Islands.

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APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2019 SWIMRUN.  PLEASE VISIT WWW.BALI-HOPE.COM FOR MORE INFO


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