While most of us will celebrate the festive season with vibrant party, Samsara Ubud opted for a different approach. This year, the upscale boutique resort cherish the upcoming Christmas with the second round of their annual Tree Of Hope social programme.
Initiated to help improve the lives of local children and make their dreams of a better life come true, The Tree of Hope programme is Samsara Ubud’s commitment to invest in the future of young people. Through this noble program, all guests can contribute to help fulfill the wish of local children by donating a minimum amount of IDR 250,000 to provide each children with some basics for their education. On the said ‘Tree Of Hope’, photograph of each children will be displayed, along with their name, age, aspiration and their wishes written on the backside. Guest who participate can get the chance to meet the kids they are helping.
If the Tree of Hope was decorated with yellow lights last year, soft blue lights would adorn the stunning tree this year, and there’s a deep reason for that. “Samsara Ubud would like to raise awareness of mental health” explains Mr. Bayu Hendro, the owner of Samsara Ubud. “People rarely speak of mental health, especially in children and young people. We think it is important to note that emotional wellbeing is just as important as their physical health.”
The beautifully adorned ‘Tree of Hope’ will be placed at the indoor Yoga area, next to the resort’s critically-acclaimed Chakra Spa. Blue fairy lights will also illuminate the wooden handrails along the stairs on the pathway to Samsara Ubud’s restaurant, The Kelusa. Apart from the Tree of Hope programme, Samsara Ubud is also looking at renovating a nearby school, called SDN 2 Kelusa. The finalised plan in January will include renewing the school’s bathrooms to ensure every child enjoy a hygienic and clean facility and rebuilding their waste management area.
By participating on this wonderful program with Samsara Ubud, we all can make the difference for the future and help those who are in need, one children at a time. Thank you for this splendid effort, Samsara Ubud, see you again next year!