Bali, 21 January 2015, SALAM Children’s Home has the capacity for approximately 50 children to live on site and attend various primary and secondary schools in the area. Children are accepted based on their families’ economic situations. A variety of projects and activities are organized to complement the children’s formal education. As part of the community activities, InterContinental Bali Resort had partnered with SALAM Foundation to help contribute towards this noble cause.
The initiative is a joint hotel-guest activity in which hotel guests, visitors or staff can join in and contribute cash donations and take home the wooden Angel Doll as a momento of gesture towards their support for the underprivileged children of Bali. Children from Salam further lightened up the evening on Christmas Eve and Christmas day by singing carols in the resort lobby. The resort had also arranged for special meals and accommodation for the children to make the evening special for them.
SALAM meaning “Peace” was founded in 1979 as a response to the need for an orphanage in Tabanan, Bali and provides shelter to more than 50 children. They require funds to purchase everyday necessities such as clothing, toiletries and nutritious food. Salam is one of the Bali’s orphanages that InterContinental Bali has been continuously supporting over the last few years.
Total cash collected from the angel doll were IDR 10,919,000. The entire amount was then handed over to the management of SALAM Foundation. The money raised will make a difference to the children’s quality of life and assist them in buying their essentials. “Our continuous efforts and engagement with the foundation will help open doors to a better world for them in future”, said Michel Chertouh, General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort.