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Welcome to the site of Addy Paes and Rob Pons



Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati, The Devoted Happy Heart foundation was established to support Balinese people with a physical disability. They often live isolated by religion in Bali. A disabled child is seen as punishment for the parents or as a result of black magic. The children are often ashamed and do not dare to seek help or to find a way to build a dignified existence with their disability.


Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati is located in Siangan, Gianyar, not far from Ubud. Here, disabled people find a pleasant environment and can fully participate in activities that make life more pleasant and worthwhile. The board of the foundation is formed by the disabled themselves.



There are physical activities at Senang Hati such as physiotherapy, swimming, aqua therapy, yoga and sports.

They cook and eat together, make music, dance and organize beauty classes.


Much attention is also paid to (further) training, computer lessons and manual skills. Homemade products are sold on site.


Every year, the foundation day is celebrated extensively. Sometimes outside the location, sometimes on the location itself. All members can participate in the activities.


Senang Hati also organises the Happy Hearts Tour; a tour in a motorcycle with sidecar through the authentic villages and beautiful landscapes.



Just outside Gianyar is the new location of Senang Hati. The foundation has been located here since January 1, 2014. The contract expired at the old location. The new location is not quite ready yet, but enough to live in.

New buildings

The sleeping area was built first. There are bedrooms and bathrooms in this section, which can accommodate 60 disabled people. With the donations we have been able to furnish various bedrooms with new beds, bedding and a closet. The bathrooms have also been completed thanks to donations. The kitchen building is also finished. Food can be prepared for the residents according to the needs of the users. There is an office and a large hall for dining and other activities.


The Consulate of Japan contributed to the construction of a teaching building with four classrooms. Here English, computer and sewing lessons can be given.


The other areas, such as a therapy room, studio and shop, will be built as soon as funds are available.

Our commitment


We bring attention to Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati in many ways. In this way we try to collect money for them, but also to get assignments. These assignments help to generate income for the foundation and for the people themselves.


With the donations we try to make life more pleasant for the members. We were able to refurbish and donate a lot thanks to the support of many. For Balinese, a temple is very important in their daily life. Since 2015, two temples have been built with financial support from us and the efforts of our contractor.


We also give advice to the board, especially in the field of PR and help with the translation of brochures and newsletters. We regularly publish a newsletter in Dutch and English. Here is the latest Dutch version. Via email the other newsletters can be requested from us.



Those who want to support Senang Hati can transfer a (periodic) amount to account number 9875783332, in the name of Robertus Johannes Pons, stating Yayasan Senang Hati. This is an account with PermataBank in Bali. The bank swift code is: BBBAIDJA. The address is: Jalan Raya Andong No. 32, Ubud Gianyar, 80571 Bali.


With a little bit we can do a lot to make people feel really “senang” at Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati.

Terima kasih

Thank you

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