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Helping to fight the issues of slavery, hunger and child prostitution in Bali.

Helping to fight the issues of slavery, hunger and child prostitution in Bali.

Kuta sees some of the most extreme cases of poverty. For the locals, kids living on the streets are an ordinary sight. Children as young as 4 years old are sent to make money; and girls as young as 14 are often married and having children for shelter and food. Due to national economic difficulties, the children can’t afford education and therefore turn to life on the streets. The YKPA Play for Change (YKPA PFC) orphanage opened for these reasons in 2007 when the children finally said, ‘We want to learn to read’. It all began in a classroom shelter and, over the years, developed into an orphanage; then finally a school.