The cache was in a box between two classrooms inside Sjaki-Tari-Us which it turns out is a school for children who are disabled or have learning difficulties. I'm not sure who thought to put a Geocache there but they should earn an honorary marketing degree from somewhere special because it was a genius move.
Hidden as it is down that thin path and away from the road, the staff told us that a lot of their visitors discover the school by way of the Geocache. It brings in tourists who, like us, browse the shop or stay for lunch in the warung (family style restaurant).
Sjaki's warung is an open-plan space alongside the main school hall with views over the field and offers a small menu of Indonesian food. Some of the school's teenaged students work there, learning to cook and to serve customers whilst earning a small salary along the way.
We ate nasi goreng and roasted chicken with rice and gado gado. The food was good. Dave's chicken in particular was really tasty and probably the highlight of the meal. Mine bore a striking resemblance to the supernoodles I remember from university but the stirfried veggies and sate alongside the noodles were nice.
Whilst we were in Bali we definitely ate worse food in restaurants charging double although let's be honest, visiting Sjaki-Tari-Us isn't about haute cuisine. It's about getting involved, donating some money and helping make a difference.
Although neither of us are particularly good with kids (or even like them much) we were quite moved by this unexpected place and after paying for our meal we stood and emptied our pockets into the donation box, much to the waitresses amusement. It'd been raining and the paper banknotes were all soggy so I had to roll them up and push them into the box one by one.
The school, I've since learnt, was founded by an Indonesian-Dutch couple who have a daughter with downs syndrome. Back in the 1990's on a visit to Bali they recognised that education for disabled children is not as well developed in Indonesia as it is in Europe and so, they decided to set up the charity. They rely completely on donations and gifts to keep the school running and many of the staff are volunteers.
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