Stichting Sjaki-Tari-Us (no that's not a typo. unfortunately) is a Dutch-supported non-governmental organization that has launched educational programs for kids with intellectual isability in the Ubud area as well as the North of the island. They have a good descriptive website here.Their play-learn school model for young kids who attend with their parents sounded really interesting to me and they offer a cafe so we decided to go for lunch and check them out.
|Brochures aren't fully appreciated yet...except as plates|
The staff were very warm and it was great to chat a little bit about special education and learn how things work in Indonesia. Their class for teenagers was still in session and it looked like everyone was really enjoying the lesson too. Lunch was yummy classic Indonesian cafe fare and I was able to pick up a few 2nd hand books in their shop.We'll let you know more when we go back to join in recess!