May 23, 2019: The Asian Battery Conference has launched an initiative to raise funds and provide equipment to local charities ahead of the exhibition and meetings in September.
The initiative — called ONE Minute Giveback — is being supported by Sorfin Yoshimura and has been launched in aid of local communities and social, environment and health causes.
“Tourist dollars often miss much of Bali’s rural population,” says Mark Richardson, ABC organizer. “For them life is very different from the luxury beach front hotels, spas and cool beach clubs that dot the island.
“We’ve targeted three types of people — children without access to basic hygiene, children suffering education poverty and families in need of basic food supplies.”
The thinking behind the title is simple — give time or money to help in this good work.
“Delegates are encouraged to donate one minute of their time or give one dollar onsite during 18ABC to help,” says Scott Fink, chief executive of Sorfin. “But rather than just giving money we’re using it to buy food and necessities for these projects.
“At the conference we’ll ask delegates to pack these into boxes, hygiene kits and education backpacks.”
The three charities are:
- the Bali Children’s Project, a registered non-profit in Bali, dedicated to helping local children escape poverty through education
- Yayasan Solemen Indonesia, better known as Solemen, this is reputedly one of the most respected and trusted charities in Bali having been personally endorsed by former governor Made Mangku Pastika and the Bali Government Tourism Office
- East Bali Poverty Project, is a non-profit organisation helping thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities and electricity in East Bali.
Further details of the charitable work will be found on https://asianbatteryconference.com/giveback/
The 18th Asian Battery Conference will be held at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia between September 3-6. It will be preceded by the 6ISLC, the sixth secondary lead battery conference, on September 2-3.