November 19, 2020: The Bali charity that lead battery firms and conference delegates supported at the 2018 Asia Battery and Secondary Lead Conferences has been making huge progress in supporting children in the Indonesian island, it revealed in its October newsletter.
The Bali Children’s Project, run by the charismatic New Yorker Linda Venter, said five school and library projects had begun, a Food Relief Appeal had been making more deliveries, its Banana School renovation project had been finished and a kindergarten begun construction.
Eight children had also received sponsorships from new donors to fund their education, and for details of how to sponsor or donate, you can click here.
At ABC in Nusa Dua, the Children’s Project was one of three to receive a share of the $40,000 raised by delegates at the conference in a ‘One-Minute Giveback’ appeal, where backpacks were filled with essential school items.
The pandemic has forced schools to close, but they are now cautiously re-opening, the charity says.
According to Worldometer, the virus has infected 0.2% of the 267 million Indonesian population, with half a million cases and around 15,500 deaths. In the US, whose population is 328 million, the number of cases has reached 11.7 million with a total of 250,000 deaths.
The next Asian Lead Battery and Secondary Lead Conference is yet to be confirmed because of the current global situation.