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 for differently-abled children and adults (and their families) which are self-sustaining and maximise the potential for people with disabilities to be included in day-to-day activities and have enriched life experiences, while enabling parents/carers to have some supported time-out to revive themselves and connect with others 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 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… Why leave your special family member at a respite centre when we can support each person individually to have their needs met? 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 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 (Workshops), 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
We are establishing a Special Needs Support activity Inclusive Village program and local family partnerships for people with special needs adults to develop their own small business as part of our Friends Of Freyr Revivement Village and Post-School Program here in Bali. This means that families can be supported to have time-out together and join our inclusive natural-learning cultural activities with product development programs designed for adults with special needs to have their own small business with mentorship, through our family support and inclusion initiative. We invite you to experience natural inclusion and to be part of what makes living in Bali so unique and special.
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 to enable and support people with special needs to find meaningful pass-times and engage support-workers in helping them to become an active member of their community through commerce and having their own unique product/s which enable them more opportunity to participate in community-life (here – where work and life amble along in harmony, and at home where carer-support time could perhaps be more effectively utilised) with individualized programs being offered alongside just hanging out and being part of family-life here in Bali.
Presently we offer:
- Disability Accommodation and Personal Care Support providing (in-house and in-hotel) and support services for special needs visitors in Bali. (Autism, Downs Syndrome, MS, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disabilities)
- Disability Homestay and 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.
And for a more tailored program, please contact us for a quote.
We hope to enable a New Vision of our collective and individual realities – One which reconnects us as humans with our Source, purposes and divine essence – One of working together like a family… co-creating the places where people can thrive… share cultures, share time, traditions, skills and experience/s.
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 and participate our workshop program and we will tailor a 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 also who give excellent service to our guests/clients.
Our current programscontribute 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.
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.Plus we have connections with local accommodations which are spacious and accessible for family members with wheelchairs…
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