Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat recently hosted a group of altruistic mothers from Australia and New Zealand for our continuing community outreach programs. We donated enough baby, toddler and adult clothing for 15 families. Also donated were much needed medical supplies and medicine, food and cooking implements, household goods, children’s toys, art supplies, school supplies and books. It was a wonderful, fun and heartwarming event.
We laughed, we cried, and we made new friends. We hope this generous group of eco-tourists feel the same satisfaction we do that comes from helping our community, connecting with local villagers, learning about Balinese heritage and culture, and preserving the environment.
Many thanks to the village leader, Pak Metra, for helping us organize the people most in need for our specific donations. A lot of work went into this event and we thank him and all the good people of Banjar Gelumpang. Matur suksema samua!
Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat regularly holds events in which we can provide tangible assistance for important community needs. Through our donation programs, we are helping people in need in our community and throughout many villages in Bali.
Our Eco-tourism efforts are aimed at conserving precious natural resources and diverting waste from the already overflowing landfills. We strive to involve the community in deciding exactly which philanthropic efforts will be of most help and interest to them.
Other projects include building water purification facilities, playgrounds, greenhouses and subsidizing local farmers so they can grow nutrient rich foods using traditional and organic methods.
Our mission is to provide clothing, supplies and the tools needed to help people in need, inform supporters about issues affecting our community and help people connect with local organizations or issues that resonate with their skills, values and personal experiences.
Would you like to help as well? Make your next trip much more than just a vacation. We can help arrange many types of community outreach efforts. Contact us today and let us know your interests and desires and we can help create a memorable and compassionate event for you.
Upcoming and continuing projects include building recycling and trash bins to distribute to communities.
Mikaku also teaches regular English classes to the children of the village as well as yoga classes for the community. Classes are free of charge and all Balinese are welcome and can contact Floating Leaf for times and more information.
In other recent news, Floating Leaf recently donated brand new laptop computers to local villages and is holding basic computer skills workshops.
Look out for part two of the community outreach update coming soon and thank you for your time and support.