Ira is our legal and social aid. She rescues children and mothers from horrific situations. Children who have been assaulted and abused. Ira works tirelessly to ensure that these children receive protection, medical aid and counselling. She ensures the children and mothers cultural needs are met and helps them to obtain birth certificates and identity cards.
Ira rescued little Wayan who was begging on the streets. Wayans right eye was damaged by a knife assault and was causing extreme pain. Ira took Wayan straight to the hospital where she was told the eye must be removed . Ira had to work hard to ensure the surgery and that a new false eye made. Wayan is in this photo with Ira. Ironically, Ira lost her right eye to assault. Ira and Wayan have a very special bond and it is wonderful to see how Ira has carried Wayan through this extremely painful and difficult time.
Regina was an impoverished mother who taught herself English. She nows runs the market stand helping the mothers to sell their handcrafts. Dolls, glasses cut from recycled bottles and jewellery.
Ibu Melli is our pre school teacher. Each day she teaches the younger children how to play, sing and dance. Many of these children from the moment they could walk were begging or selling tissues on the streets of Bali. They need to learn how to play, hold a crayon and laugh.
Pak Tolle is our security guard. Tolle rescues children from dangerous situations and provides security for them. He is also a very good cook!
Lutfi is our teaching assistant and childrens wellbeing. She also teaches the children English language