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Tuka Orphanage in Bali – A Feel Good Story

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Good Causes, Variety, Wise Guy

Often we hear people say they are a caring/giving person and want to help the under privileged.   How many people do you know that actually do something? Recently, my friend Aleisha Ripley and her partner Ryan Kay had a holiday in Bali and this is Aleisha’s story.

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“Visiting an orphanage has always been something I wanted to do. Ryan and I had talked about going to one, so Ryan did some research. Finding it was not too tough, communicated was, as very few spoke English. In our search we found Tuka Orphanage, Dalung. 82 kids are in this orphanage, run by the Nuns of the Catholic Franciscan Order and headed by Sister Maria Esther. The majority of kids are there because their parents are unable to provide for them, or they have no parents.

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Once in Bali we headed to a department store and bought approximately 50 pairs of shoes, clothes, toys, educational books, lollies, dolls, sports gear, pens and pencils. We had no idea on sizes, so we just guessed. We also had some cash to give as well.

To see the look on all the kid’s faces when we arrived was just beautiful. They sang a song for us and showed us around. We spent a long time with the kids getting to know them and how the orphanage operates. We took so much, and had so much fun.

I left there feeling the best I have in years. I love kids and these kids were so beautiful, welcoming and incredibly grateful. We both got such a lot from this emotional experience.“

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To speak to Aleisha about her experience at the Orphanage contact her at Aleisha-Jane Beauty on Crown Street Surry Hills 02 9331 3236 or go direct to the orphanage at: www.tukaorphanage.net

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simonturner October 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm

This is a wonderful story of good people doing good things. It really shows the simplicity of making a positive difference.

ChristineWatson October 4, 2009 at 5:21 am

Have just received an email from Alex Pidgley in UK who has also been to the Tuka Orphanage and is heading back again on 14th of this month. Another feel good story as he and his partner were also the bearer of gifts to these lovely kids. So good to know people like Aleisha, Ryan, Alex and his partner Melinda. Well done guys.

Mike October 13, 2009 at 10:04 am

We've been there in 2008 and I'm glad that the sisters take care for these children.
Our son was 4 years old when he visit the house.
Last month we ask him wat he want for his birthday and he said i have everything.
I ask everybody on my birthdayparty to give money and put it in a box he said.
Then next year in july when we go to Bali i want to give it to the orphanage.
Its only a child of 6 years old now with such a good idea.

the website http://www.tukaorphanage.net isn't working sad enough.

Greetings from the Netherlands

Mike October 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

We've been there in 2008 and I'm glad that the sisters take care for these children.
Our son was 4 years old when he visit the house.
Last month we ask him wat he want for his birthday and he said i have everything.
I ask everybody on my birthdayparty to give money and put it in a box he said.
Then next year in july when we go to Bali i want to give it to the orphanage.
Its only a child of 6 years old now with such a good idea.

the website http://www.tukaorphanage.net isn't working sad enough.

Greetings from the Netherlands

charlie halsell December 31, 2009 at 6:52 am

Hi! Thought you might like to see another site for the orphanage in Tuka, Bali. http://www.thebaliorphanage.com
Great photos! (I really like the one of Raynold)
Charlie Halsell

simonturner January 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

Thanks for the Tuka Orphanage link – we've been looking on the web and hadn't been successful. I'll make sure the other guys that have visited the orphanage see the site. Thanks Charlie!

Sr.Corry July 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

Did you get an email stating that Sr Corry got stuck in spain and she needs money?. somebody using the orphanage email address (pasidhiastu@yahoo.co.id)and sent email to many peoples. i don`t know why they do that and how they know the password.
SR Corry in Bali and never out From Bali.

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