Bali Kids – Eran Svigos Clinic

 

balikids_logo_COLOUROn the ‘Island of the Gods’ you will discover luxury five star resorts and beautiful palm fringed beaches. If your heart searches beyond you will also discover thousands of disadvantaged children.
Children, who live in appalling conditions, suffer from malnutrition and cry themselves to sleep at night.

– Eran Svigos Clinic
– Straumann Dental

Jl Raya Cica,
Banjar Cica, Abian Base
Mengwi, Badung
Bali, Indonesia

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.balikids.org

Updated on this site 12 May 2016

Bali Kids opened in April 2005 .  The project provides a clean, safe environment for orphans requiring special care. Bali Kids operates a mobile medical service 3 to 4 times per week servicing orphanages and villages.  Children are treated on site but those requiring special care are brought back to stay at Bali Kids Clinic.  The centre is open to any children registered in Bali’s orphanages who need medical attention. Children from four villages in the East of Bali who’s family hold a ‘poor family card’ can also receive free treatment and care.  Children needing to be hospitalised are provided pre and postoperative care at the centre. Short and long term accommodation is available.  In 2007 the clinic was named after Eran Svigos an Australian businesswoman and jewellery designer.  Eran was a regular visitor to Bali Kids and loved the children of Bali so much. Eran sadly passed away, aged 34 years, in August 2007. Importantly Bali Kids assists children who are HIV+ by providing and supporting their medical care and needs.  There has been a sharp increase in the spread of HIV in Bali since 2007.  Most children are born HIV positive due their parents status.

Hospital appointments, preparations and funding for surgery are provided by Bali Kids. Bali Kids is non-religious and accepts children from all orphanages on the island. The children’s culture and background is always respected.The mobile medical service operates 5 days per week and travels throughout Bali on a roster system.  On average approximately 600 children are treated each month.

Bali Kids educates Directors and staff of orphanages in preventative measures regarding hygiene, health, diet, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, child abuse, bullying and girl’s health issues.  The children all receive a book relating to the subject being discussed and then receive an informative lecture from the medical team.  Bali Kids also visits local schools to provide this important information. Due the preventative work carried out our cases of scabies, other infectious conditions and health problems have greatly declined and general health improved.

Bali Kids also provides full time care for around 20 children.  Priority is given to children who are HIV+ or HIV affected.

Visitors are welcome to Bali Kids Monday to Friday. Best days to visit are Wednesdays and Thursdays when the traffic is lighter. Monday and Friday in Bali the traffic is usually very heavy. Saturdays and Sundays we do not allow visitors.

(Other block out dates please move to the bottom of the page)

Travel times from key areas are:

Tuban: 70 minutes

Kuta: 60 minutes

Legian/Seminyak: 50 minutes

Nusa Dua/Benoa/Sanur: 90 minutes

Ubud: 50 minutes

Candi Dasa: 2 hours

Lovina: 2.5 hours

Visiting hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: between 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. (Visit must conclude by 5.00 p.m.)

An appointment is required. Please call 081 239 995 051 or email [email protected] to arrange a suitable date and time. Due our Medical program morning visits are not possible. The children also attend school in the mornings and are therefore not present. Visitors are required to produce photo ID and complete a ‘Visitors Compliance Agreement’ on arrival at our centre. If you do not wish to carry your Drivers Licence or Passport you can bring a copy or scan to email to [email protected] before you visit.

In order to comply with current Child Protection recommendations our children and staff cannot be photographed or filmed. Best to leave your cameras at your place of stay or with your driver.

Please give us reasonable notice of your intended visit. Two weeks is preferred if possible. If you need to cancel please be polite and notify us!

Please note we do not allow visitors to our Outreach Home for our young adults (18+). This excludes current, primary sponsors of the Outreach Home.

IMPORTANT!

The center will be closed to visitors for the following holidays:

Galungan: 05 to 08 September 2016 inclusive

Kuningan: 16 and 17 September 2016

Christmas: 24 and 25 December 2016

New Years Eve: 31 December 2016

Thank you for your support for the children of Bali!

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