In the past we looked for schools and institutions that we could play music for but didn't succeed.
This time we were guided to the Sari Hati school by our friend for intellectually challenged children and were able to conduct three music classes.
The school is run by donations and has been going for 20 years.
The founder, Adid, happened to be there as they were doing a presentation for Mastercard and other interested sponsors. Originally they were funded by Star of Hope from the Ukraine. Thre is always difficulty with funding. The bus is need of repair and the dedicated staff and volunteers work very hard.
Adid is also the owner of the very popular "Sari Organic Cafe" and markets. There is a lot of interest in organics in Ubud with many cafes.
The kids were a delightful group of all ages and into adulthood. We sang songs, played
music , did action games and even did a small sound journey with them. After each session we were welcomed to share lunch with everyone.
Without such schools these children are often left, hidden away at home, or as one child, left to survive on the streets. The school has been teaching them to speak and communicate and giving them selfworth and happiness.