Friends Of Freyr Revivement Village Family Support and Post-School Program in Bali invites families to be supported to have time-out together and join our Inclusive Natural-learning and Cultural activities… We are establishing a Special Needs Support Inclusive Activity Village program and Local Family Partnerships Program for people with disabilities to develop their own small business Everyone: ‘Special’ AND ‘not-so-special’ 😉 may come and be involved in holistically supported activities and learn about sustainable natural living -all while sharing in the beautiful local culture of Bali …
Bamboo Creative is about creating inclusive village homestay environments which are self-sustaining and maximise the potential for people with disabilities to be included in day-to-day activities and have enriching life experiences, while enabling parents/carers to have some supported time-out to REVIVE themselves and connect with each other through sharing time and engaging in fun tactile and creative activites (natrual building, crafts, gardening, cooking, music and other skills/activities) collectively ‘brought to the table’.
We are building relationships with our local community, neighbours, local foundations and international helpers, artists and skilled professionals, therapists and interns to develop a village environment where our ‘kids’ can have meaningful social inclusion with the support of local staff; where we can learn and wholistically engage with local culture and spend time Being In-Community.Natalie Davenport
Bali Inclusive Family Time-Out Nature-based Activity Program
We have a unique program where families can be supported to have time-out together… Whether as parents/carers you’d like to participate in our natural building programs, a meditation/yoga program or just time to go for walks and relax – we can support you to have the time out you need and to also spend time together as a family. Your special needs family member/ person with a disability can be supported to participate in our natural learning program with activities like gardening, craft, music and tailored classes and workshops with our Bamboo Programs; while you can come and go as you need… Become part of our family village with support and inclusion to do what you need, when you need to do it!
We welcome families, interns, co-founders and investors to be part of forming the village housing and infrastructure (the Bedrock of our village); angel-investors in our school and post-school programs and participants who would like to join our special needs inclusion program (Retreats); Workshop participants in our daily bamboo workshops and outreach programs, skilled professionals and artists to join our team on an in-kind basis, parents/carers of special needs ‘kids’ (they will always be our kids), adults with special needs who want to hang out and get involved,.. Local businesses/collaborators, travellers and helpers, musicians, therapists and, teachers/educators are invited to contribute to our Vision and assist in its development.
Small Business Mentorship/Disability Post School Program
Would you like to see your family member with special needs have their own small-business initiative… something / where they could be assisted to develop their own product which they could sell online or at a local market…? Maybe they have a special interest they could be assisted to develop a product for; or have a need for a product that could help others also. Our post-school special-needs adults’ program is intended to enable and support people with special needs/disabilities to find meaningful pass-times and engage support-workers in helping them to become an active member of their community through creativity and commerce, perhaps by having their own unique product/s and means for which to enable them more opportunities to participate in community-life when back at home… We offer coaching and practice activities – with individualized and group programs available alongside our standard Bamboo and Natural Building Workshop programs and being part of family.
Presently we offer:
- Disability-inclusive Accommodation and Personal Care Support providing (in-house and in-hotel) and support services for visitors in Bali. (Inclusive of Autism, Downs Syndrome, MS, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disabilities)
- Disability-inclusive Activities for Special Needs Families – offering individual and family activities and support including respite for carers/parents and programs (in-house and in-hotel) in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia.
- Family Workshops and Homestay Activities inclusive of Special Needs Disabilities – offering individual support and family workshops and activities including overnight care for kids and respite/retreat programs for parents and carers in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia.
Our aim is to create a network of families and an inclusive community environments where children and adults with disabilities can have quality of life and meaningful connection and participation, and parents can have supported time-out.
You can pre-purchase GIFT VOUCHERS for our basic packages.
Through AirBNB we offer bookings for in-house accommodation and support at our main residence in Denpasar (near Seminyak) through which accommdation can be booked with us, or we can provide support at your chosen accommodation (we have connections with local wheelchair-accessible hotels which are spacious and suitable for families). Special dietary needs menus are available and our standard meals are fresh and local mainly plant-based, gluten-free home-made.
We provide Disability accommodation and personal care and support services for special needs visitors in Bali. Providing respite stays, local activities, retreats, supported accommodation and assistance for children and adults with Autism, Downs Syndrome, MS, Cerbral Palsy and Intellectual Disabilities. Full time and Part time support available.
Kindly fill out our enquiry/intake form enables us to design a tailored program for You, or please contact us to discuss your needs.
We hope to enable a new Vision of our collective and individual experiences of living in an supportive environment… One which reconnects us as humans with our divine purposes and Essence – One of working together as a family… co-creating places where people can thrive… share cultures, share time, traditions, skills and experience.
We aim to move away from the Capitalistic mindset… towards a feeling of working together for the common good… to create spaces and relationships which are mutually beneficial and inclusive, opportunities to heal; time to be Human.
Twice a year we plan to facilitate Family Retreats (Group Gatherings) in Bali, and at other times, local and international families may come and stay with us individually and participate in our workshops and activities with a tailored program for your family’s needs depending on whether you would like more or less supported time and whether you would like to be accommodated at our bamboo home or prefer to stay at a hotel…. We offer in-house and mobile programs and support for special needs. We have connections with local hotels who have rooms which are accessible and are mindful of our guests/clients’ needs.
Our current programs contribute towards building the infrastructure of the greater village project and on creating a framework for special needs families to have a community and place of belonging and ease in Bali.
We offer exchange and paying capacity for friends/guests/visitors to come to Bali and learn about bamboo building, and in other ways to help with our project. Our Help-X page outlines ways we can exchange and help each other through our contribution. Also see our Internships page and Resident Artist page. Our BALI page covers what’s going on right now and ways you can join our current workshops/events… See our Crowd-Funding Campaign and help contribute to sustainable systems, natural learning, inclusive community and the completion of our First Bamboo Tiny House Homestay in BALI. ❤
Bamboo has been an outlet for me to unravel my mind and let go into just Being “IN” Experience. I find the bamboo soothing. I’m not the kind of person who can just sit and “meditate for hours” (though having a special needs child and the demands of this means i definitely SHOULD)… Bamboo is like an active meditation that engages my physical, mental and emotional bodies… And at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter that i produce a physical product or result (though that is nice for sure)… it’s more about being engaged in the Moment… feeling a relaxed momentum… and knowing that my daughter is safe and happy.To be able to offer other parents and siblings of special needs children an environment which is nurturing and supportive, through self-expression, inclusion and opportunities to play/work/craft together, connect with their own creative source and share in this community-building experience … that’s my dream.Natalie Davenport, Founder.
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