Last night we were priviledged to hear from Robert Epstone, the founder of Yayasan Solemen Indonesia (Solemen), an Indonesian registered non-profit Foundation, formed in October 2010 to raise awareness and provide funds to support accredited agencies and projects for the disadvantaged in Bali.
Solemen‘s first ‘awareness’ 535 km barefoot walk around Bali was not just a ‘walk’. The Solemen held frequent health education checks and made presentations in schools, orphanages and villages together with a medical team from Anak Anak Bali (Bali Kids). The Solemen also taught the children to be aware of and how to clean up their immediate environment.
As well as raising awareness, Solemen is now primarily focusing its efforts in helping the disadvantaged in Bali, Indonesia.
Solemen works alongside accredited agencies and projects to alleviate suffering and support the disadvantaged in Bali. Solemen provides health and safety education as well as teaching how to respect and protect the environment. Solemen’s ‘OUTREACH’ crew searches out and are able to react immediately to assess and action the alleviation of individual cases of suffering. This often means driving immediately to the person or people who needs help and taking them for assistance and, where appropriate, therapy and/or medical treatment at one of our strategic partner units.