CFF aims to help underprivileged children of Bali look forward to a better, brighter future. By bringing together three important areas of learning, surfing, yoga and English, we believe we can create a meaningful difference in these children’s lives and empower them all to reach their full potential for the bright future they deserve.
Through CFF’S specially designed ‘learning camps’ and education programmes, we aim to not only build each child’s self-esteem, self-worth and self-empowerment, but to provide them with life skills that can be used after the programme to increase employment opportunities later in life, and ultimately to create a brighter future.
We begin each programme with a three-day, two-night orientation camp. Having this camp allows all the children to bond, create new friendships, and most importantly of all, trust the people who will be responsible for them during the time they will be learning with us. We allow three days to be fully acquainted with everyone, including caretakers, so we can communicate effectively and use the rest of the time we have together efficiently.
After this initial camp, the children will take part in weekly yoga sessions and English lessons, and fortnightly surfing lessons.
Surfing has been said to have positive therapeutic effects on children as it reduces anxiety, promotes confidence, builds self-esteem and enhances wellbeing. Being on a surfboard allows children to focus on the present moment, which in turn helps clear the mind and improve concentration.
Yoga has many positive therapeutic effects on children and among other things, is said to reduce stress and anxiety, balance energy, increase concentration and attention span, develop discipline and self-control, build confidence and self-esteem, and support individuality and self-expression.
Teaching children how to read, write and speak English is one of the greatest gifts we can give to increase employment opportunities later in life, and ultimately to create a brighter future. By playing games, singing songs and learning outside of a standard classroom, our English classes allow children to have fun while learning.
Our programme teaches that the past doesn’t dictate the years ahead – and that each individual holds the key to an exciting future.