Defying the disability stigma: an entrepreneur running a gaming business

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we honor those like Wahyu, an entrepreneur, family man and agent of change who doesn’t let his physical disability define him. When I Made Wahyu Diatmika was in junior high school, a condition he’s still not sure of began weakening his muscles and by senior high school, it left…

Jobseekers with disabilities rising above discrimination in Bali

Cai’s new job gives him hope for his future Cai loves the prospect of preparing to go to work each day at Rumah Sanur, earning an income and saving for his future. Through PUSPADI Bali’s Soft and Hard Skills Training Program, Cai initially secured an internship at Rumah Sanur helping their IT staff with web…

Intelligent Balinese Teen Set to Graduate and Take on the World

Globally, an estimated 90% of children with disabilities in the developing world don’t go to school because they face limiting barriers like discrimination, poverty or living in a remote area. In their families or communities, a child with a disability going to school can be wrongly seen as a waste because they’re judged on their different physical…

A Disability Rights Law in Bali Must be Regulated

I Gede Widiasa is a husband and father to two children, working as a masseuse in Denpasar and has been living with low vision since his youth. After grappling a fever when he was two years old, Widiasa lost some of his sight. Widiasa toils to provide for his family like many others in Bali…

Disability Rights is Everyone’s Issue

by I Nengah Latra (PUSPADI Bali’s Director) 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…