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…

Balinese Man Regains His Independence After An Accident

Looking at Darma now, he is a changed man – with a positive perspective, loving family and now his own motorbike so he can truly have independence and more choices. It is in stark contrast to six years ago, when Darma lay paralysed on his bed as well as living in destitute conditions in Karangasem,…

Modular Prosthetic Legs: Changing Perceptions about Disability in Bali

One of our great supporters A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) has recently given us high-quality modular prosthetic legs, enabling people with a disability in Bali and East Indonesia to be more comfortable and at ease when they walk. The modular prosthetic legs differ from the mobility aids that PUSPADI Bali staff normally make, with…

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…