siac's global goals and the Paddy Project
The intention to found the Singaraja Interact Club was to gather children at the age of 12 to 18 from several rural villages and help them become members of a modern educated society without forgetting the roots of their family life.
In today's Bali the gap between the people living in the south of Bali where tourism now influences the daily life in many ways and the people living in the other parts of Bali grows more and more.
That handicaps especially the village school children. The level of education is not comparable to the level in the south or even more big cities in Java like Jakarta and Surabaya. On the other hand is the living in the rural areas with their still intact traditions and family life an important basis for the upbringing of these young children.
siac wants both: The children need a modern education which we help to provide with several courses like language courses, computer courses, seminars about business, history, modern life and many more. They also should be aware of their heritage. We are doing for example reforestation projects, activities with older people who can't live with their family anymore, visiting museums and things like that.
Therefore the Paddy Project fits well with the activities of our club as it shows not only our children but many more how important it is not to forget from where you come.
Michael Juesgen
(member of the Rotary Club of Bali Denpasar)


A Youthful View
Young people from Singaraga are involved with the project. They have taken a leadership role managing groups of 5 to 8 year olds when they visit the Subak Museum for Paddy Bali Day. This page is for these young leaders to add ideas and comments about the Subak Projects.
Sound files
Young people from SIAC Singaraga talk about the Paddy Bali Day