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The Skål Club of Bali donates one tonne of rice every month to needy causes

Author: Andrew J Wood / Date: Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:12
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The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community.

The devastating effect the global lockdown is having on our beautiful island. Many people have lost their jobs as foreign tourist arrivals has dried-up and with eighty percent of Balinese rely on tourism either directly or indirectly.

Basically, no tourists mean no jobs and no one can predict when things will improve. We feel that we have a social responsibility to assist where we can. 

The Board has agreed to re-allocate all costs associated with Skål Congresses for 2020 that have been cancelled, to donate back to the community. We will work with the Nasi Project to donate 1 tonne of rice each month for the next three months. 

Last Friday, the 1st May, members of the Board assisted with the distribution of rice to the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrew J Wood

English born Andrew J Wood, is a freelance travel writer and for most of his career a professional hotelier. Andrew has over 35 years of hospitality and travel experience. He is a Skal member and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew is also a former member of the Executive Committe of Skal International (SI), National President SI THAILAND, Club President of SI BANGKOK and is currently SI Asia Area a.VP Southeast Asia (SEA), and Director of Public Relations Skal International BANGKOK. He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Thailand including Assumption University's Hospitality School and the Japan Hotel School in Tokyo.