Salam means ‘peace’, and the orphanage which opened in 1979, provides shelter for more than 50 disadvantaged children. Funds were raised by the Bali beach front resort during a charity initiative in the lead up to Christmas 2018. During this time guests were invited to purchase specially crafted souvenirs in the lobby for a small donation. The special initiative culminated on Christmas Eve, with children from the orphanage singing Christmas carols at the resort, followed by a celebratory meal and accommodation to create a memorable evening.
Total cash donation collected were IDR 18,289,325 and the entire amount was then handed over to the management of SALAM Foundation. The money raised will make a difference to the children’s quality of life and assist them in buying their essentials.“Children are our future and it is our sincerest hope that our ongoing support for Panti Salam Children’s Home will help create a brighter future and enhanced opportunities for the children who reside there,” says InterContinental, Bali General Manager, Michael Koth.