Toshi Nakamura and Ewa Wojkowska founded Kopernik in 2010 after seeing that life-changing and affordable technologies existed, but they weren’t reaching the people who lived in the most remote and hard to reach parts of the world - the last mile. Kopernik has been bridging the technology gap ever since.
Our namesake, Nicolaus Copernicus, changed the way people see the world. Kopernik was founded on that same principle, seeking to challenge the status quo in the development sector and to find smarter, more effective solutions that solve persistent problems faced by those living in last mile communities.
We believe that ideas and potential solutions should be tested first and that impact should be demonstrated before large investments are made. With more innovation in the development sector and experimentation of solutions to solve development problems, better programs can be developed and budgets allocated to impactful programs that have big potential to reduce poverty. We are therefore proactive in the testing of ideas that can benefit the larger development community. At our core we want to find what works and what doesn’t to reduce poverty.
Founded in 2007, R.O.L.E. Foundation was created to stop land-based waste from getting into the oceans, and help create sustainable jobs to protect the livelihoods of coastal communities.
Indonesia produces around 64 million tons of waste per year. Approximately 50% of this reaches landfill sites, the rest is either burned or illegally dumped and flows into the ocean. This massive volume of waste is now covering Australia’s northern beaches.
Through R.O.L.E’s campus we provide education, and skills training programs and grassroots community assistance to alleviate poverty and ensure environmental sustainability
A high percentage of Indonesia’s population is not aware of the damage done to the environment everyday and the resulting consequences. Due to a lack of education on these matters, sustainable behavior is not yet in the mindset of the general public.
Keep Bali Beautiful is a grassroots recycling program that partners with local schools and villages to build a sustainable recycling network, as well as to change the beliefs and habits that lead to pollution.
Our mission is to Keep Bali Beautiful by partnering with schools and villages to recycle plastic pollution.
Keep Bali Beautiful and our volunteers operate recycling stations, storage centers, and reliable recycling pick-up in the eastern part of Bali. Most importantly, we are slowly building an environmental ethic among young people in Bali by partnering with schools to create EcoClubs, educating students on the importance of recycling and what it takes to Keep Bali Beautiful.
For more information on how to donate and what we have done, Send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.keepbalibeautiful.com
As a result of global Covid-19 regulations, most of Indonesian and Balinese businesses related to tourism had to close. Many locals lost their job, just as in your home countries.
To support Balinese families in need, the BaliSpirit Group staff, including The Yoga Barn and BaliSpirit Festival, has created “Essential Care Kits” for those families who find themselves at the brink of destitution, incapable of caring for themselves and their extended families, a beautiful aspect of this culture.
We raised USD 1785 so far and were able to give 64 Care Kits to families in need. We would like to distribute more Care Kits within the Balinese villages in the upcoming months. With your support, we can make this possible.
Choose between different family care kits and baby/toddler kits and get more information about the program by following the link below.
From our hearts to yours, we send love and healing energy to you and your community.
Scholars Of Sustenance Indonesia is a part of global movement under the SOS Global Foundation currently operating in Bali Indonesia and Bangkok Thailand, soon expanding into Phuket and Jogyakarta. Scholars of Sustenance or SOS is a Food Rescue Foundation working with hotels, commercial outlets, food suppliers, event organizers collecting surplus food and distributing it to those in need.
According to FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nation), one-third of the food produced in the world produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted.
Indonesia alone wastes almost 13 million tonnes of food every year and yet millions of people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger.
SOS's mission is to rescue that excess food destined for the landfill and distribute it to communities in need.
Currently partnering with 50+ hotels in Bali, a bakery, leading catering companies and suppliers Scholars of Sustenance can support 13 orphanages, 4 charitable organizations, an elderly house and continues expanding their Kampung/village program launched earlier in the year of 2019. The village program is the branch of Scholars of Sustenance program that allows the elderly, physically and mentally challenged as well as people suffering from extreme poverty to get good nutrition free of charge. The outreach program is already able to support 4 different banjars in Karangasem and Gianyar areas proving hundreds of people with nutritious meals.
Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP) or Humanitarian Foundation of Mother Earth, was established only days after the Bali Bombing in October 2002. We aim to improve the lives of marginalized communities in Bali through comprehensive educational opportunities by providing scholarships to children from disadvantaged families.
YKIP scholarships are also preferred to be given for the children who are suffering from disaster, handicapped and orphans. Through our scholarship programs, YKIP has managed to support more than 800 children up to this date. We have also helped 474 children to complete their studies and have decent lives.
Your donation will help us to continue this humanitarian works and help more children to get brighter future. Click here to show your support.
These patient disabilities include cleft lip and palate and a wide variety of other conditions such as Goldenhar Syndrome, Apert Syndrome and facial tumours.
Yayasan Senyum Bali works to raise fund for cranio-facial operations and also establishes partnerships with other organizations to provide logistical and medical support to patients with cranio-facial abnormalities.
This support includes:
Yayasan Senyum Bali also manages a Patient Recall System for patients to enable them to attend subsequent operations, check-ups and ongoing treatment at hospitals where their operations were performed to enable them to access ongoing health care. A high percentage of patients with cleft lip abnormalities usually need follow up operations for cleft palate or further appointments for dental work or speech therapy.
Yayasan Senyum Bali was founded in 2005 by Mary Northmore, a resident of Bali and an Indonesian national who is the Foundation-Chairman of Advisory Board.
Pass between the twin stone elephants on Jalan Ambarawati in Lotunduh, Ubud and enter the world of Villa Kitty. Born in 2009 in the corner of an established dog shelter, Villa Kitty officially began life as a refuge for Bali’s destitute cats and kittens in 2011. Today, it is a busy, colourful and ordered village where the disadvantaged feline, and yes, canine residents are honoured, treated, loved and ultimately adopted.
The front line of animal welfare sees many casualties and Villa Kitty has resources to assess and manage the wounded and damaged. Our vets work in a clean and safe surgery and clinic.
The cats and kittens requiring quarantine whilst going through their vaccination process spend their time in neat rooms with cushions and toys and plenty of space for visitors to sit and enjoy some time with these kittens.
Our hospital wing cares for the respiratory sufferers in one ward and a special ‘nursery’ ward for tiny patients.
And then of course there is the Nursery where our skilled nursery staff care for tiny kittens, bottle feeding and giving them comfort and hope for a safe and loving future.
For almost two decades, IDEP has been delivering practical programs and public education activities to communities in need all over Indonesia. IDEP develops and delivers training, community programs and media about sustainable development through Permaculture, and community-based disaster management.
To date the work that has been done has resulted in:Over 10,000 kids joined environmental educational activities
Our media includes films, educational resources, booklets, manuals, board games, kid's activity books, and awareness-raising media such as posters and campaigns.
All of this important work was made possible thanks to supporters like yourselves. IDEP continues helping communities and need your continuous support
Bali Children's Project is a non-profit dedicated to education as a means of improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in Bali.
Through sponsorships to school, children from the poorest families are able to graduate from school and break the cycle of poverty. Sponsors receive regular updates on their support for sponsored children.
By supporting pre schools and kindergartens with renovations, materials supplies and teacher training, we provide quality early stage education to children from poor areas.
Literacy is promoted through providing community libraries for children of all ages.
Sex Education enables schools to run their own awareness programs, while educating 1000's of students through direct workshops. Separate Child Protection workshops also help youngsters to understand and react to abuse.
All programs exist thanks to donations and support from the international community.
Yayasan Solemen Indonesia (Solemen), an Indonesian registered non-profit Foundation, was formed in October 2010 to raise awareness and provide funds to support accredited agencies and projects for the disadvantaged in Bali.
Solemen‘s first ‘awareness’ 535 km barefoot walk around Bali was not just a ‘walk’. The Solemen held frequent health education checks and made presentations in schools, orphanages and villages together with a medical team from Anak Anak Bali (Bali Kids). The Solemen also taught the children to be aware of and how to clean up their immediate environment
INITIAL MEDICAL TREATMENT
We run a small facility in Ubud for the community to bring suffering animals to where medical help and rehabilitation is available.
Read more here: Ubud
SAVE & NURTURE
To lessen the load on the abandoned abused and starving, Bali street dogs and protect them form extinction due to relentless culling. The Bali heritage dog is estimated to be one of the oldest dog species on the planet, with DNA dating back at least 12,000 years.
We currently have no funding available to develop a plan to save the historic Bali dog from extinction, we are currently working up a program and costs so we can start fundraising.
Read more about the significance of the Bali dog here: Bali Heritage Dog
To provide a sanctuary where (un-adoptable) dogs are protected their whole lives, if adoptable to be found a loving family.
Read more here: Sanctuary
ANIMAL RIGHTS & DUE PUNISHMENT
To expand our “Dog Squad” to enforce animal protection laws, pan ensure persons involved in animal abuse are held responsible and punished with prison time.
To raise awareness through community education in International schools, Balinese schools and the broader Balinese community.
Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a non-profit organisation based in Bali, Indonesia. BAWA works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond.
BAWA directly relieves the suffering of animals by providing emergency response and rescue, food and medication, rehabilitation and adoption. BAWA practices humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for sustainable improvement to animal welfare now and into the future.
BAWA will respond to alerts of any animal in distress – from snakes to dolphins. A key focus is Bali’s Heritage Dog – the island’s genetically unique street dog that is under threat.
BAWA is funded entirely by donations and relies heavily on a staff of dedicated volunteers.
Founded in 2007 by Janice Girardi, BAWA works every day to relieve the suffering and save the lives of animals. BAWA is a non-profit organization registered in Indonesia to work for better animal welfare. BAWA runs the following programmes:
Yayasan Bumi Sehat was founded in 1995 as a not-for-profit organization, based in bali, indonesia. ‘yayasan’ means not-for-profit, ‘bumi’ means earth-mother, and ‘sehat’ translates as healthy. thus we are the healthy mother earth foundation.
We operate three Community Health and Education and Childbirth Centers within Indonesia.
At our clinics, we offer a comprehensive range of allopathic and holistic medicine, as well as pre and post-natal care, breastfeeding support, infant, child and family health services, nutritional education, pre-natal yoga and gentle, loving natural birth services.
Each baby’s capacity to love and trust is built at birth and in the first two hours of life. By protecting pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding, we are advocating for optimal humanity, health, intelligence and consciousness.
We provide free English classes and other activities for underprivileged children in Bali. Our mission is to provide - with the help of volunteers - classes and events to inspire and empower the Balinese children and their communities, throughout all socio-economic classes.
We do this with the utmost respect for the Balinese culture and traditions and by doing so, we enable them to reach their full potential. The different programs, spread across Bali, allow us to reach and engage with more segments of the population, whilst also providing different volunteering experiences for our volunteers. At VP Bali, we put high value on community. We also provide and support workshops and events held for and by the community. We use these events and workshops to help inspire and empower the community. We also help the community directly through donations and by providing scholarships and job opportunities.
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)
Bali Regreen is a sustainable environmental project aiming to fight land degradation in the island’s driest areas whilst also educating and training the people who inhabit the land. It is one of the most exciting projects in the region, with an emphasis on long term economic benefits for some of Bali’s poorest people.
Although Bali seems incredibly lush and vibrant, there are huge tracts of the island, especially in the East that suffers from extreme dryness and as a result, little to no vegetation. Due to these conditions, the communities inhabiting these damaged areas live in poverty.
BaliSpirit Festival and Yayasan Kryasta Guna have partnered with the Environmental Bamboo Foundation (EBF) in an effort to help poor communities in Desa Songan, East Bali since 2011. Desa Songan is located in the caldera of Batur volcano and is one of the 82 poorest villages in Bali, with almost 35% of it’s 8,000 people living below the poverty line. Not only do these people have to overcome the daily obstacle of a harsh environment with land degradation, but also have a lack of economic opportunity.
At BaliSpirit, we believe reforestation is more than looking after and giving back to the earth; it is also about looking after its people.