Our Bali Heroes

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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Strengthen The Commitment to Support a Clean and Green Bali, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Quiksilver Indonesia Hold Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2016

Our Bali Heroes | Aug 05, 2016

Bali, the ‘Island of the Gods’, is the gateway for most tourists visiting Indonesia and is also a popular destination for domestic tourism. Spurred on by the concerning amount of rubbish in Bali, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver Indonesia (QS) took real action in helping to keep Bali beaches clean and green by initiating […]

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The Ocean is Not a Dumpster

Bali Coastal Living | Jul 04, 2016

This month, NOW! Bali speaks to the ROLE (Rivers, Oceans, Lands, Ecology) Foundation, who since 2007 has recognised the growing social and ecological problems on the island. ROLE tells us more about Bali’s current waste crisis, the global ocean crisis and their newest plans to open their ‘Zero Waste to Oceans’ centre. Despite being a […]

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The Garden of Life: Where Charities Blossom

Our Bali Heroes | Jun 17, 2016

The Garden of Life Foundation is an incredibly unique and ambitious project here in Bali that aims to unite people, communities and businesses together to help the island’s existing charities to grow further and continue to prosper. Sadly, Bali is not immune to the environmental, socio-economic, health or other problems that are found around the […]

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Stella’s Child: Empowering Bali’s Youth

Our Bali Heroes | May 09, 2016

For young people, looking for employment in today’s world can be a trialling experience. This is even truer for those who have not benefited from appropriate preparation for what can be a long journey ahead. Stella’s Child is a foundation here in Bali that is addressing this issue, focusing on equipping underprivileged children with the […]

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East Bali Poverty: Helping People to Help Themselves

Our Bali Heroes | Apr 10, 2016

Established in 1998 by Englishman David Booth, East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of people from the mountain villages in east Bali. Forgotten by time and progress, thousands of disadvantaged people in 19 sub-villages were living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities […]

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Saving the Strays

Our Bali Heroes | Mar 11, 2016

Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a non-profit organisation that works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali. Founded by Janice Girardi, an American jewellery designer, BAWA is carrying the mission of improving the lives of Bali’s animals through rescue, rehabilitation, education and advocacy. They provide emergency response and rescue, […]

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