As the founder, David Booth created this foundation with solid visions forthe future. There are three main parts as his guideline:
Carrying forward their mission to reduce poverty and promote culturally sensitive, sustainable social and economic development in the impoverished rural communities of East Bali, David believes that all programmes the team have created are designed as models that can be replicated and executed by local people, who then can directly transfer knowledge and appropriate technology within their communities.
The results speak for themselves. Since their first integrated education programme for illiterate children launched in August 1999, they have gained so many achievements, including: facilitating road access between Mount Agung and Mount Abang, sponsoring higher education for local children, building schools and libraries, providing micronutrient supplements for all children and mothers, giving education about health and initiating community health posts (Posyandu), facilitating clean water and the eventual construction of toilets for each and every family in the villages, providing electricity for remote villages ‘off the grid’, leveraging and preserving natural resources by developing a sustainable bamboo reforestation program on the eastern slopes of Mount Agung and Mount Abang, and the list goes on.
Looking ahead, their goal is to continue empowering the communities to address their problems at the grassroots level, funding this effort through their growing partnership with the private sector. They will rely heavily on emerging technologies to make efficient use of both local resources and funding contributions. They will also continue to refine their messaging and expand their visibility on the social media platforms to help forge new partnerships with technology and industry leaders, NGOs, researchers and volunteers.