The Scholarship Program
The scholarship program began in 1997 to sponsor students at all level of schooling. High school and university recipients have to maintain a high grade point average in order to continue their scholarships. A swedish foundation funds most of our university scholarship. All others are funded by the generosity of individual donors who "adopt" young scholars with efforts from our representative in Australia, Paulette Kay, and Marilyn Murray of the Rainbows for Children. The Bali Hati Foundation supported more than 1100 students since 1997.
2009 Sponsorship Report of the Rainbows for Children
Bali Hati School
Bali Hati School was started as a kindergarten in 1999 and now offers elementary grades 1 through 6. Plans are in development for a secondary school with fundraising activities to cover capital costs. Potential donors are invited to contact us for more information including opportunities for naming rights.
In july 2006, at its first 6th grade graduation, the school was ranked No. 1 in Ubud and No. 7 in Gianyar Regency, in association with SDN 6 Mas, from approximately 300 elementary schools based on the students' achievement in the government's national graduation examination.
While following the National Curriculum, the school enriches its child-centered, interactive learning program with English and computer classes, class projects, public speaking, cooking, arts and crafts, story telling and field trips. A bilingual program in the elementary school begins in July 2007.
Subsidized tuition and scholarships are available for students who come from low-income families. Students are selected by a Scholarship Committee following an enrollment test and a home visit. At least 50% of students at Bali Hati School are on scholarships.
A Sister Schools Program was begun in 2004 between Bali Hati School and the Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School in Australia. Potential sister schools worldwide are invited to contact us for details.
Bali Hati Community Education Program
The Bali Hati Community Education Program is focused upon what is viewed as two essential areas: English and computer skills. The program offers state certified English and Computer courses. The courses are available free of charge to students from low-income families. Decision to provide sponsorship to attend the courses made based on the recommendation of the head of the village and home survey. Funding is made available through tuition fee and individual sponsors.
Each course last in 3 months and at the end of the course a test is given. When a student passes the course they receive a certificate indicating that they have completed the Bali Hati’s training in specified course.
The course offers programs for 3 groups of age:
Classes run twice a week, Monday to Saturday, started from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for elementary group and 5 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. for junior high school and adult groups, staffed with three teachers.
The Computer Course offers 3 programs, taught by 2 teachers:
Classes run twice a week, Monday to Saturday, started from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Computers are available for those who want to do extra practice for free every Monday – Friday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.