Goodbye to Selvia: one of our Top Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisors

We’re sad to farewell one of our brilliant staff, Selvia Suryadinata, our Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisor! Selvia has been with PUSPADI Bali for almost two years after graduating from the Jakarta School of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Selvia has a tremendous work ethic, with the people with disabilities that we support always receiving the utmost care…

Farewell: Interview with Abie (our Prosthetics & Orthotics Supervisor)

For the past 2½ years, Abie Cahya Kusuma has made many prosthetics, orthotics and mobility aids for the people we support across Bali and Eastern Indonesia. Now he has left PUSPADI Bali and reflects on his wonderful time here, in an interview below. How would you describe your experience at PUSPADI Bali? I feel grateful…

A Better World: Hiring People with a Disability

When 19-year-old Putri Sri Wikanadi lost her leg after a motorbike accident in highschool, she became uncertain about life and how she’d find work to support herself. After receiving a prosthetic leg from PUSPADI Bali, she began to see the possibilities for her future and not see her disability as a limitation. Regaining her confidence,…

Disability Rights Is Everyone’s Issue

In 2017, my team and I are anticipating supporting hundreds more Balinese and East Indonesians from all walks of life who are seeking our support after losing a limb in a motorbike accident or due to diabetes, polio, congenital birth defects and a range of other factors. It brings me great happiness when we see…

International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2016| Denpasar

Through the streets of Denpasar, hundreds of people with a disability and locals marched together in solidarity to promote inclusion, equality and to celebrate their abilities on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd).  This year’s theme was centred around achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to build an inclusive…

Staff Putting Ability in Dis-ability

In Balinese Hindu culture, a disability is seen as a curse from the Gods but our staff see things very differently. 75 per cent of the organisation’s staff have a disability and are leading the way in showing that people from all backgrounds can lead fulfilling lives when they have access to quality rehabilitation, educational, employment and training opportunities….