Taman Permata Hati was officially opened by the Governor of Ubud on 19 February 2007. The Orphan Day Centre is situated in the village of Nyuh Kuning nestled on the southern perimeter of Ubud in central Bali.

It is an educational day training centre established to nurture children who have suffered the loss of one or both parents.

This “not-for-profit”, non-denominational organization was founded by Mr. Made (Kadek) Suambara in 1995.

With predominantly Australian support, Taman Permata Hati Orphan Day Centre has developed into a lovely physical environment for social and educational gathering after school. Talented, devoted teachers provide tuition in traditional dance, culture, arts, music, English, computer studies, yoga and meditation.

The ultimate aim is to empower and equip these Balinese orphans for a better life both now and in the future whereby their dream of a full secondary education will become a reality.

The Directors of the Centre are not paid a salary nor would they accept one if it were offered. Their time and skills are their gift to the children.

Taman Permata Hati Mission

  • to enable the orphans to live with their extended family and thereby avoid living in an orphanage
  • to ensure they receive a full education to the completion of Year 12 or to whatever level of education the child is capable of reaching
  • to provide facilities to extend their education beyond the formal Government curriculum
  • to guard their physical wellbeing and nutrition
  • to provide medical and dental assistance
  • to find committed sponsors to support their education

How can you help these orphans?

The Centre seeks committed permanent sponsors who will sponsor a child for the duration of his/her education to year 12 or to whatever level of education the child is capable of reaching.

100% of all sponsorship monies are directed to the payment of the child’s school fees, purchase of uniforms, books and other educational expenses. There is also a provision for a morning teacake and drink which the child purchases at school.

Each sponsor remains committed to the same child / children for the duration of the sponsorship.

The sponsor is issued receipts for all donations.

At the completion of each six months’ school term, the sponsor will receive a summary of the child’s progress at school, a financial statement, a thank you letter written by the child in either English or Indonesian and any other pertinent information about their circumstances.

The children are weighed and measured to monitor their physical development.