Dear Couchsurfing team,
Bali Couchsurfers had an event on the 4th-5th of May. We went to one of the region in Bali, Singaraja, about 4 hours drive from Denpasar, the capitol of Bali. There were about 37 Couchsurfers joined for the event. We gave donations like clothes, daily needs (rice, oil, sugar) and school equipment since there are about 18 children there. It was a great weekend for sure, being able to share to those who less fortunate than us. We taught some of the kids how to make origami, and played “map world” games with the kids. There were Couchsurfers from Holland, Germany, France, Canada, Brazil, Philippines and the United States. We asked the kids to point out the countries on the map after the game. It was an indescribable feeling to see the laughter and smiles and how enthusiastic they were during our visit.
We try our best to make this event twice a year. With this event, we would like to show people that Couchsurfing is more than just a traveling community. We would like to give back to the community and show that in life, we need to share. And of course, we make new friends there.
Hope this story will inspire other Couchsurfers from any part of the world to do the same. By sharing, we feel grateful for what we have in life and by sharing we are reminded that there are people who are less fortunate. Just like the spirit of Couchsurfing itself: teach, learn and share.
Abiyasha, one of the proud member of Couchsurfing