Wayan is a Balinese woman who makes a living by selling fifty Balinese offerings for fifty thousand rupiah a day. These offerings are also known in Bali as 'carang sari' offerings. Her son dropped out of high school due to Wayan's inability to care for herself during the day. Due to the development of cataract in both of her eyes six months prior to her surgery, she was unable to continue her normal daily routines. She believed that she disrupted her family's financial stability.
Two weeks after her operation, we flew back to Bali to see her recovery. Upon arrival, she was already back on track with her lifestyle and was able to sell the offerings again. The video will give you insight on her living conditions and how she creates the beautiful offerings.
As of August 2017, Wayan has been employed in a furniture shop in Bali. Her son is now back in school, finishing his last year of last high school. And she is now waiting for her left eye surgery which is due to be in October. We were fortunate to be able to capture and experience the emotional journey of Wayan during our time two-day visit to the John Fawcett Foundation.
As of October 2017, additional local and international donations and sponsorships indicates that we currently raised just over an estimated value of $11000 dollars. Indonesia Unfolded launched their first fundraising campaign in February 2017 through a 3-day-period Ice Cream sale in their school community. After hours of preparation and work that was put into organising the event, they were pleased with the outcome,
raising $3000. This amount will ensure the surgery of 72 patients who are blind due to cataract. In addition, our successful Round Square Anniversary Challenge applicant gives us the perfect starting cost to start our 400 personalised postoperative kits for the John Fawcett Foundation to distribute during World Sight Day, the 12th of October, 2017.
We aimed to make $8000 prior to world sight day and due to the dedication of our staff and supporters we managed to out do ourselves raising 38% more than our target.
We raise awareness through assemblies, talks, workshops, and video making.
Additional Information for BSJ students:
Sinarmatanya IB Talk: March 2, 2017 at 12:50- 1:45
Sinarmatanya/Round Square parent workshop: February 7, 2017 at 8:55-9:50
Round Square meeting: Every fortnight on Thursday at 12:05- 12:45
Round Square/ Indonesia Unfolded Leadership Team meeting: Every fortnight Monday at 10:15-11:10
Art for Vision Workshop (Year 5 students only): March 2017- Ongoing
BSJ Country Fair Fundraising Event: May 14, 2017
Whole School ICE CREAM FUNDRAISING EVENT: MAY 24, 2017
*The above dates are for BSJ students who would like to contribute or find out more about Indonesia Unfolded and their projects*
When high-school students Samantha Hawes, Jongwoo Kim and Chiara Wahsono were first introduced to the John Fawcett Foundation and their work, they were inspired to be more active contributors in their local community. The foundation, with its multiple medical programmes and mobile eye clinics, is located in the heart of Sanur and recognised by the Indonesian government for their work.
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