August 29, 2018

Our Past Shall Not Dictate Our Future: I Am… I Can… We Will!

 While there may be many Bali based children’s charities working tirelessly to ensure our island’s disadvantaged youngsters have the chance at a better life, few if any would be more invested in the future of underprivileged youth than Stella’s Child.

Working in conjunction with local orphanages, this Yayasan has formulated forward thinking, successful programs focused on motivating these young people to break the perpetuating cycle of poverty that may have prevailed through earlier generations. Through training and mentoring via their Life Skills, Entrepreneurship and First Employ programs, Stella’s Child strives to unlock the potential of underserved youth, helping them to fulfil their ambitions and realise their dreams. The idea is not about finding them a job, but enabling and furnishing them with the skills to find their own path to success, encouraging them to realise that their past does not dictate their future.

In an effort to showcase the success of these Job Training and Internship Programs, Stella’s Child invites everyone to attend their next charity fundraising dinner at The Trans Hotel on Saturday, September 1st. Prefaced by the theme: I Am, I Can, We Will, the evening promises to be a spectacular affair: not only offering an insight into the incredible work that founder, Tim Cameron and his band of talented mentors, volunteers and local business affiliates are achieving with their intensive training & development programs, but also introducing guests to this year’s inspirational interns and their incredible stories.

The evening kicks off at 6.30pm with a pre-event exhibition followed by an opening ceremony at 7.30pm featuring this year’s students. Under the creative direction of Angela Haffenden, students will demonstrate the importance of global citizenship, self-development and the notion that each of us can be a catalyst for change. Maintaining the momentum of the evening, master of ceremonies, author and acclaimed motivational speaker, Chris Robb will convene a TedX style talk based on mentoring and the vital role it plays in our lives. Guests will also get to meet keynote speaker Komang Andreas; a successful graduate from last year’s internship program who will share his personal journey to success along with his dreams for the future. The formal part of the program will conclude with a moving musical tribute curated by famous Belgian singer Jonathan Cerrada, featuring a performance by the Stella’s Child students.

A sit down feast, free flow wine from Cape Discovery and DJs are set to keep guests wined, dined and dancing throughout the evening. There will also be an impressive array of raffle and auction prizes up for grabs. These prizes have been generously donated by local Bali businesses, some of whom have become an integral part of the internship and job placement program and are keen to see these Stella’s Child initiatives continue for years to come.

Stella’s Child provides underprivileged youth with a blend of programs that increase their self-esteem and confidence as well as their employability. But they need our help to make this happen. The revenue raised through the fundraiser on September 1st will enable them to continue to provide these proven programs and services to Bali’s most underprivileged youth by funding scholarships to their Entrepreneurship and First Employ Programs, mentoring valuable life skills and encouraging these kids to reach for the stars.

Join the Stella’s Child family as they celebrate their success and showcase an inspiring evening of self awareness and development. Tickets are IDR 575,000 per person or get together with a table of 8 for IDR 4,500,000. Be the catalyst for change and assist Stella’s Child to continue to offer these kids the chance for a brighter future. To reserve your table today, please contact


An Active Hour Each Day Helps Them Work, Rest & Play

The start of a new school term means new experiences and new challenges and now that all of the kids are back at school it’s also time to sign them up for a fresh term of afternoon sport to get them motivated and moving again.

No need to be Einstein to establish that youngsters need to remain active. Numerous studies have provided conclusive evidence that kids who are physically active for at least an hour each day develop healthy sleeping patterns, have improved strength and endurance, tend to deal with physical and emotional situations in a more positive manner and are able to concentrate more effectively in class. With the bulk of today’s generation at the mercy of screens for work, rest and play, it is more important than ever to encourage our youngsters to get out and get active and JSA provides a multitude of opportunities to do just that!

Term One of the Junior Sports Academy’s After School Program commences from Monday, August 13th and, as usual, the line up of activities offers something for every young sports lover. This program runs for the duration of nine weeks and includes all the regular favourites. Gymnastics, swimming, tennis, trampolining, dance, soccer, parkour and rugby continue to make an appearance in the program as well as new addition, Mental Sports Preparation for something a little different!

This new offering gives credence to the mental and psychological factors that help to make athletes into champions. Mental preparation in sports is often overlooked, yet it is vital to sporting success. It exists to help athletes where other coaches, nutritionists, and trainers do not. Mental skills can help all ages and abilities benefit from the principles of sports psychology. Mental preparation is not only about encouragement, motivation or pre-match pep talks, it trains young athletes to be more confident, focused, resilient, and to develop a success-oriented mindset, in sports, at school, and life in general. JSA is currently offering a free 30 minute consultation when you sign up for a term in any JSA sport! (Email for more info about this offer)

Advance payment discounts are applicable when you commit to and pay for a minimum of eight weeks or if you prefer to casually pop in to a class on occasion, a drop in rate applies. Finns Platinum and Gold Card members are also eligible for a further 30% discount on advertised rates with Social and Social Plus members enjoying a 10% reduction.

JSA sessions are all guided by qualified coaches, each with years of experience in their respective sports. Some coaches are also available for private sessions for individuals or small groups. Should parents wish to further develop their child’s skills with private sessions or have children who wish to train together at a different time, JSA keeps the option open to discuss this prospect in person with the individual coach or email to to discuss it further.

Open to children aged 3 – 17 years, JSA aims to teach new skills to children whilst being active, having fun and making friends. Training facilities focus around Finns Recreation Club ensuring a safe and secure environment for school age children. Sign up for all sports is now open and for a full breakdown of each sport, coach and costs, simply go to and download the Term 1 JSA After School Sports program.


Take Home Body Temple’s Signature Spa Essentials Today

What’s not to love about a luxury spa experience… emerging from your pamper session at Body Temple Spa, enveloped in that divine essence of one of their signature massage candles….. Sadly, just one shower later and the scent is but a mere memory until your next spa visit. Not so! Granted you’ll have to return to Body Temple for that incredible, multi sensory massage experience, but now you can take your favourite spa scents home with you or better still, create the perfect gift for a friend!

Body Temple Spa has created their own line of signature massage candles, bath and shower gels and body lotions in three distinct fragrances. Feel invigorated and energised as a balance of Peppermint, Eucalyptus & Fennel fragrances clear the fog and awaken the senses, removing any remnants of the day’s stress and anxiety and combining to create a cooling and energising effect. Opt for the essence of a tropical rain shower with coconut and frangipani combining to calm and soothe, or perhaps a bouquet of citrus, sweet florals and vanilla is more your style? Zesty and refreshing to uplift and enlighten with a touch of lavender to alleviate anxiety and engender a sense of calm. Energise, Refresh or Relax, Body Temple’s signature spa products have a scent to suit your mood.

Each of these scents are available in shower or bath gels, body lotions and massage oils & candles and products can be purchased separately or as a pack. Got a friend or family member’s birthday coming up or you’re looking to show a special someone how much you care? Body Temple’s spa gift packs make the ideal gift with that added personal touch. Custom design your gift pack by choosing a selection of different scents and products. They’ll even provide free gift wrapping when you purchase any two items or more and don’t forget that you can also choose to include hair care products from Toni & Guy Essensuals, decorative, temporary tattoo accessories and they’ve even got a range of inspirational gift cards to complete the perfect package!

The new Body Temple Spa range is indicative of their commitment to environmental awareness too. Not only is their signature range all natural, packaging is entirely reusable and customers are encouraged to bring in their original containers (once that last lick of lotion has been wiped clean!) and the friendly staff at Body Temple will happily refill these with your favourite body lotion or body wash for a discounted rate of just Rp50K!

In addition to being friendly to the environment, Body Temple Spa products are pretty easy on the wallet too. No need to pay exorbitant prices for quality. Pick up an all natural massage candle for only Rp70k, a brand new body wash or lotion for Rp65K or massage oil in your favourite signature scent for just Rp120K. Gift packs are even more economical with candle, lotion and wash for for Rp150K (smaller size) or Rp270 for the larger selection. Such a small price to pay to show someone you love them! Think again if you’re assuming it’s only the ladies who’ll opt for these spa essentials.

Guys will love Body Temple’s Energising range with its invigorating blend of mint, eucalyptus and fennel for that hit of freshness. Pop into Body Temple today and let the staff help you personalise a gift pack or present. They’ll be happy to show you samples of each product in their range so you can choose something to suit you.