AYO! Kita Bicara HIV/AIDS

AYO! Kita Bicara HIV/AIDS


BaliSpirit’s Karma Yoga outreach program established AYO! Kita Bicara HIV & AIDS (Hey! Let’s Talk About HIV and AIDS) in 2010 in response to the critical need for HIV & AIDS education in Bali. In 2018, Bali had over 2,000 new cases of HIV & AIDS. Yet an estimated 30% of new cases go unreported each year in Bali.

The AYO! program empowers teenagers to guard their own physical and emotional health and act with empathy towards others living with HIV within their community. In 8 years, AYO! has held workshops with over 6,800 students and reaches thousands more people during its weekly AYO! radio broadcasts. From 2016 to 2017, the Ministry of Education supported AYO! to hold EduSpirit workshops even beyond Bali - in West Lombok, East Java (Situbondo), West Java (Indramayu), and Riau Island Province (Batam City).

Interactive AYO! EduSpirit workshops for Balinese high school students

The EduSpirit workshops have been held in 120 schools in some of the poorest and remote areas in Bali which are sadly the most vulnerable to contract HIV. These include Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, West Bali National Park, the port of Gilimanuk (the Java to Bali route), and in the port of Padang Bai (the Lombok to Bali route). AYO! has been able to reach over 6,800 teenagers and educate them about HIV & AIDS in Bali, NTB, East Java and West Java over 8 years.

Each EduSpirit workshop includes pre- and post- knowledge tests, games, video screening, sexual and reproductive health education through creative and engaging information exchange, information on high-risk behaviors (including unprotected sex and intravenous drug use), information on HIV & AIDS testing and treatment, protecting against unwanted pregnancies, and an introduction to yoga.

How YOU can help

Make a donation

Onsite at BaliSpirit’s business venues: The Yoga Barn (Jln. Pengoseken, Ubud) Kafe (Jln. Hanoman, Ubud), or through online donations via our website ticketing page: www.balispiritfestival.com/tickets. Or you can make an online transfer to our bank account:

Bank: BRI (Bank Rakyat Indonesia) Ubud
Account name: Yayasan Kryasta Guna
Account no: 059001000589308
Swift code : BRINIDJA
Bank Address : Jl. Raya Ubud Gianyar

Purchase BaliSpirit Festival tickets

Buy an Abundance Pass or any other ticket to BaliSpirit Festival and a portion of your ticket will go directly to the AYO! project.

Where your donations will go:

AYO! Upcoming Projects 2019 - 2020

  • EduSpirit Workshops

Providing HIV & AIDS education and information services to the Districts of Oebobo, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara targeting 30 schools and 1800 high school students. Oebobo Subdistrict is a developing tourism area but lacks information and education services on HIV & AIDS especially for young people. According to the Kupang City Health Office, East Nusa Tenggara, the number of HIV sufferers in the city of Kupang has reached 1455 people with data on the distribution of areas of HIV-AIDS sufferers found in Maulafa District by 19%, Kelapa Lima and Oebobo 17%, while Alak Kota Tua and Kota Raja are 16% each. Meanwhile, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture, AYO! Kita Bicara HIV & AIDS has been confirmed to reach 9 schools and 540 high school students.

  • Training of Facilitators

This activity is conducted every two years with the aim of regenerating facilitators and peer educators. AYO! Kita Bicara HIV & AIDS will invite young people in Bali aged 16-25 years who have leadership skills and interest in the issue of HIV & AIDS. 20 - 30 selected people will attend a full week of training to become facilitator as well as qualified and professional HIV & AIDS educators.

  • Child Peer Support Group
It is a support program for underprivileged HIV positive children in Bali. This program was initiated since 2018 and has reached 12 children from Klungkung, Bangli and Gianyar Regencies. So far recorded by some of HIV NGO’s in Bali, There are 400 children live with HIV in Bali, 50 of them live in poor condition. This Peer Support Group provides assistance and support in the form of health checks, laboratories and Vitamins. The assistance was chosen to complement the needs of HIV positive children to live better besides the ARV needs that have been provided by the government.


Supported by

The AYO! program is funded by your donations through the BaliSpirit Karma Yoga outreach program and with the generous support of the New Zealand Aid Programme, Ministry of Education Republic Indonesia, Bali AIDS Commission, and the Local Government, Health Department, Education Department in each of the 9 kabupaten (districts) of Bali, dance4life Indonesia, Radio Bali 98,9 FM. We also thank Desa Seni, The Yoga Barn, Radja Pro, Campina, YAMAHA Indonesia, Pregina, and Antida Records for their ongoing contributions.