Bali House of Life

By Mark Wiens 11 Comments

While walking along the road trying not to get hit by speeding trucks, thumbs out to attempt a ride in vain, we came across Life House Children’s Home, Bali, Indonesia.

Along with Dwight Turner from In Search of Sanuk, we returned the next day to spend an incredible day interacting and hanging out with the kids.

As many know, Bali, and particularly the town of Kuta is dominated by party-happy tourists.  For this purpose there are numerous beggars and hawkers on the streets, 24 hours a day.  The kids from Life House are orphans from the streets of Kuta.  The kids all had rough beginnings but are extremely bright and on their way to being successful.  Their happiness and cheerfulness are enough to make the most unfriendly start laughing and playing.

As Dwight says, “we were on the receiving side of the giving.”

To check out other projects and activities check out In Search of Sanuk.

Cody McKibben is also partnering and writes inspirational articles at Thrilling Heroics.

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  • Vishal Kaushik

    11 months ago

    Great content.

  • Vishal Kaushik

    11 months ago

    Awesome bro.

  • Vishal Kaushik

    11 months ago

    wow…that’s really great.

  • Whitney of GoFam Travel

    1 year ago

    I would like to return to Bali and do some volunteer work. There is so much opportunity in all of Southeast Asia to get involved and help. I really like the idea of spending time with kids at a children’s’ home, and I’m sorry that I didn’t do this on my recent trip!

  • Danny

    10 years ago

    Hi! I’ll be in Bali for several months this summer, and am looking to get involved and do a little bit of volunteering. Do you have any contact information for the Life House Children’s Home?? Any suggestions on resources to utilize to find an NGO where I can volunteer a few days a week?

    Best,

    Danny

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Danny, thanks for message.
      I don’t have much information, but here is the official updated website for the Bali Life orphanage: http://www.balilife.org/Home.aspx
      When I was in Bali (over 2 years ago), I just stopped in and hung out a few days with the kids. You might be able to contact them and ask it they can provide any longer term opportunities. Other than that, I don’t have any more information with regards to Bali.
      Hope you can find a great opportunity!
      Mark