Visit Bali WISE Campus and meet the students.The students are women from poor and marginalized backgrounds, whose families cannot afford to put them through a college education.
So when you sit down and communicate you get to hear their story. The story of hardship and struggle. Of growing up without. As you hear their story, we understand how fortunate we are, to come from a privileged family or country.
Then we can tell them our life’s story. Even though we may be lucky, we still must go through life’s struggles. Life’s struggle is the common ground. We all must work hard for our familys and our future. No way around it.
Once they discover the common ground, they realize, that given the opportunity both parties are not so different after all.
Once these ladies meet you, and hear a story of hope for them, they must work hard to get skills, and then they can start on life’s ladder and prosper.
Thank you for your exchange to help a life change.
Empower a Woman, Educate a Family, and Build Sustainable Community.
Jamu is traditional medicine in Indonesia. The form we prepare it is a health drink, which can be taken everyday. It is predominantly herbal medicine made from natural materials, such as parts of plants such as roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves and fruit.
1. Estimated time : 12 minutes
2. Equipment needed :
• 1 bottle of each available Jamu.
• Cut Aloe Vera for a skin tasting.
• 1 bottle of organic tea (lemongrass) for tasting
Types of Jamu
1. Jamu Beras Kencur (kaempferia galangal rice or sand ginger rice) helps to reduce muscle ache and to increase appetite.
2. Jamu Kunyit Asam (tamarind and turmeric) to cool the body or facilitate menstruation. Also to improve body odor.
3. Jamu Pahitan for itching and diabetes, lack of appetite, eliminate body odor, lower cholesterol, abdominal bloating,acne, and dizziness.
4. Jamu Sinom like Jamu Kunyit Asam with addition of young tamarind leaves
About Recycling Soap Program
Every year in Bali 75 tonnes of soap are thrown away in hotels and villas, which have only been used once or twice (or sometimes not at all) by guests.
The ‘Recycling Soap Program‘ collects, sanitizes and reprocesses used hospitality soap, creating new soap. The soap can then be given to poor communities in need of hygiene products. The program offers skills training and employment for local, disadvantaged women, who are not suited to work in the hospitality industry.
Soap is collected every month from hotels and villa complexes around Bali and delivered to the small-scale soap reprocessing centre at the R.O.L.E. Foundation campus in Nusa Dua. A monthly donation is requested, based on the number of rooms in the hotel/number of villas, to cover costs of reprocessing, packaging and distributing soap and paying a fair wage to the soap processors.
The base amount is IDR 500,000 plus IDR 1,000 per room/villa for up to a maximum amount of IDR 950,000 per month. We are hoping to expand the number of hotels that we cooperate with from 4 to 25 by 2016. This will also enable us to employ more disadvantaged local women as soap processors.
When it arrives at our reprocessing centre, the used hospitality soap is broken down, sanitized and reconstructed incorporating a range of organic fragrances such us lemongrass and jasmine. Our aim is to reprocess 19,500 bars of used hospitality soap annually.
Recycled soap is distributed to orphanages, disadvantaged and poor people, who lack access to basic hygiene products.