From giving disadvantaged local children the “VIP” treatment at its Kids Club to rebuilding an orphanage and helping to keep the environment free from plastic bags, Semara Resorts Group is leading the way with its commitment to community and environmental causes.
Formed for the purpose of managing boutique resorts and villas in Indonesia, Semara Resorts Group is also a major contributor to environmental, humanitarian, educational and health initiatives across Bali and other places in the world.
Semara Resorts Group owner and founder Tony Smith said the company was very serious about giving back to the communities of Bali where Semara operates three luxury properties at Uluwatu, Seminyak and Canggu.
“We are committed to forging close connections with the communities in which we operate and leading by example with sustainable practices at our own resorts,’’ Mr Smith said.
“Bali is such a beautiful place filled with beautiful people and we are constantly looking at new ways to ensure that everyone has best possible chance in life and that the environment is protected with the right clean and green initiatives,’’ Mr Smith said.
Semara’s community initiatives in Bali include the Cubby House Kids Club VIP program where disadvantaged children are given free play time, a meal and T-shirt; promoting various programs to limit the use of plastic bags; improving living standards in needy communities through the I’m An Angel program and supporting the Safe Childhood Foundation in its work combatting crimes against young people in developing countries.
Semara Resorts Group also provides volunteer support at the Wana Seraya Elderly Nursing Home in Denpasar, supports Bali Wise in raising revenue to provide free education, job skills and employment opportunities for women and girls in need and assists the Bali Children Foundation with its work helping regional communities such as rebuilding the roof of the Seeds Of Hope orphanage in Kerobokan.
The group also gives to a range of international causes including Vision First in Hong Kong which provides essential humanitarian services to refugee families; non-profit humanitarian organisation Surf Aid; Youth Off The Street which delivers essential services to the homeless and the Hunger Project Australia which is committed to the sustainable end to world hunger.