Human being often forgets that life has yin and yang or black and white. Everyone has expectations. However when expectations don’t meet reality then it often makes stress and frustration. It has been a common thing to happen in a society where we actually can choose our life miserable or joyful. Every choice has its own consequence. It is like a Google map where we can choose which road or path we are going to choose to take us to our destination.
Sari Pollen – A Balinese mother who can not raise her only one child since she got divorced almost 20 years ago. Turn her life challenges into meaningful work helping disadvantaged girls and women in Bali and Indonesia through her project which has been well known as PKP Women’s Centre. A former teacher for students in secondary public school. A teacher for children and adults with special needs and run Sari Hati Foundation for 10 years. Now run PKP Community Centre where not only girls and women. It is also the entire village that gets the benefits of the PKP multiple programs. A center to see a life map. A safe and happy place for those people in need. A place to learn and share.
This talk is dedicated to Mila’s quest project. Her project aims to support women who have experienced violence with various support options to help get their life back on track.
She will fundraise for an organization, PKP, a community center that supports women and their children who may have experienced domestic violence. She will give people the opportunity to donate or buy merchandise to enable victims to access the support they need. The merchandise will display the artwork of domestic abuse that is fully drawn by Mila.
Here is a story she grew up with that she believes captures the spirit of her quest project.
“Mary and her dad would always walk their dog along the beach. One day, as they walked along the beach there were thousands of starfish that had washed ashore. Mary rushed down to the water and started throwing the starfish back, one by one. Mary’s dad approached her and asked what she was doing. Mary replied, “I’m saving the starfish.” Mary’s dad said, “You can’t possibly make a difference.” Mary picked up a starfish, threw it in the water, and said. “Well, I made a difference to that one, didn’t I?”.”