Balinese Powerlifting Champion Pins New Hopes on Tokyo Paralympics 2020

(23rd September 2016) A Balinese Powerlifting Champion who won Indonesia’s first and only medal at the Rio Paralympics 2016, has set an ambitious new goal to claim another medal at the next games. Ni Nengah Widiasih is still on a high after winning bronze in the 41 kilogram powerlifting competition at the event. Widiasih has…

Australian University Students Build Bridges with PUSPADI Bali

Five students from Flinders University’s Disability and Community Inclusion Unit have gained real-world experience through their first overseas field placement at PUSPADI Bali, which is an NGO supporting more than 4,500 people with disabilities in Bali and Eastern Indonesia. Associate Professor Caroline Ellison and the students from across regional Australia have recently completed a five-week field placement at PUSPADI…

A World-first Google User’s Voice Pilot Study Launches in Bali

UCP Wheels for Humanity has launched a world-first Google User’s Voice (GUV) Pilot study which’ll collect data on the impact of an appropriate wheelchair to a user’s quality of life and how wheelchairs are utilised by people with a disability in developing countries. Lessons learned from the Google User’s Voice project will improve the way that wheelchairs…

New Library in East Bali Set to Boost Literacy Levels

Two Australian and Balinese teenagers are spearheading a project to build the first library in an impoverished area of East Bali, out of a passion to encourage more local youth to read books and boost literacy levels. Samara Welbourne from the Sunshine Coast and Tyas Latra from Karangasem in East Bali are aiming to raise…