Our Bali Heroes

Eradicating Plastic in Bali

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 28, 2017

Everyone loves a holiday. You fly somewhere exotic to sit on a beach and forget about everything – your work, your problems, your waste… few people adhere to their home recycling regime when on holiday, but while you may forget, someone has to think about it. The use of plastic has become synonymous with serious […]

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Avani Eco : Replacing Bali’s Plastic [Video]

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 24, 2017

Bali’s successful tourism industry has come with a price; waste. With development increasing on the island of the gods, and with larger numbers of people coming to the island each year, Bali’s waste management has become a problem. It’s estimated that 1.5kg of rubbish is disposed of per room night of every hotel on the island. […]

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Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean Up Takes 40 tons of Trash off Bali’s Beaches!

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 24, 2017

On Sunday, 19 February 2017, volunteers all across the island’s coast gathered at their local beaches for Bali’s Biggest Beach Clean Up. 1000s of individuals from children to politicians, locals and expats, came together to show their love for Bali by cleaning up the coast line and participating in Bali’s biggest beach clean-up. An initiative started by the […]

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Empowering Remote Villages With Education and Life Skills

Our Bali Heroes | Feb 14, 2017

Established in 1998, East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) is a non-profit organisation with the focus on the village people in the east side on Bali. Village Ban is one of their ongoing projects. It is the most remote and disadvantaged village in Bali, located on the steep and dry eastern slopes of Mount Agung and […]

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Annika Linden Centre: A Hub for Social Change

Our Bali Heroes | Jan 17, 2017

After the tragic death of Annika Linden in the 2002 Bali bombing, the Annika Linden Foundation was formed to create something positive out of this terrible tragedy. In the following nine years, the Annika Linden Foundation funded 36 projects across Bali, Thailand, and India; working alongside small non-profits addressing issues affecting some of society’s most […]

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Bali Children’s Project Helps Reduce Poverty Through Education

Our Bali Heroes | Dec 25, 2016

Behind the glitz and glam of Bali’s luxury resorts and posh restaurants, lies an island marred by poverty. There are families who are forced to economize in times of financial hardship by taking their children out of school and direct them to low paying work. But to help them escape the poverty, the Bali Children’s […]

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Arjun Bhogal is a Man on a Mission

Our Bali Heroes | Nov 11, 2016

Throwing a nostalgic glimpse back towards the island of Java, thankful for the opportunity and people I met there, I witnessed the jagged terrain from a far for the first time through the clouds as I made my way across the Bali Strait, towards Gilimanuk. I couldn’t help but cast my mind back 4 years. […]

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Food For Thought, By Will Meyrick

Our Bali Heroes | Oct 03, 2016

While for most the image of Bali is one of amazing beauty and an extraordinary lifestyle, there is another side to life on this magnificent island. With limited recourse to education and social services, many families in Bali work hard to survive, in the remote areas where schools and running water are rare, entire families […]

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Solemen Bali: Giving New Life to the Destitute

Our Bali Heroes | Sep 19, 2016

Bali, often called the Island of the Gods and the Morning of the World, evokes images of balmy beaches, indulgent vacations, gracious natives, a place where you can leave your cares behind and cocoon in tranquil and relaxing surroundings. Bali is all that but it is not a complete picture. Underneath the glamorous, sybaritic and […]

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John Fawcett: Restoring Sight to the Blind

Charity Profile | Aug 05, 2016

One of the critical problems directly associated with Indonesia’s impoverished is cataracts that leads to blindness; around three million Indonesians are affected by this, not just a dimming of their vision, but actual, total blindness. This means that the cataracts they have develop to such an extent that they are actually blocking people’s vision completely […]

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