An orphanage built in memory of Jody O’Shea, an Australian who died as a result of the 2002 Bali bombings, the Jody O’Shea House has been providing a home and creating a future of opportunities for children who have grown up malnourished in poverty-stricken areas, often from single parent families. From diverse and difficult beginnings, the children share a common bond of adversity: their parents or guardians were unable to give them happy, well-established home lives, missing basic necessities such as nutrition, education and safety.
With their mission statement of “Extending kindness, compassion and care to Indonesian children in need”, the children at the Jodie O’Shea House attend good local schools and kindergartens and receive three nutritious meals daily.
Opened in 2005, today the orphanage is home to 79 children ranging in ages from 4 months to 21 years. Some come from Sumba, a very poor and arid island to the east of Bali and others are from Bali or other Indonesian islands. In their new home, the children are provided an opportunity to embrace a life they have never known – a healthy diet, an education, being nurtured and cared for and having the freedom to simply be children.
The Jody O’Shea House is part of a registered Indonesian charity, 100% funded by the kindness of generous friends and visitors. Donations of food, toiletries and basic essentials are always welcome, as well as gifts of money, which go towards paying staff wages and literally keeping the lights on. During these challenging times for everyone, assistance is needed more than ever.
Jodie O’Shea House
Jalan Pulo Moyo – Gang Telkom II, Pedungan
Denpasar Selatan – Bali
Phone: +62 (361) 725-076