Bali Life Foundation

Setting up a good governance structure for an NGO in Bali

Setting up a good governance structure for an NGO in Bali, Indonesia, is essential to ensure its long-term sustainability and success in achieving its mission. The following are some key steps that an NGO can take to establish a robust governance framework: Develop a Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is responsible for governing […]

Trash Pickers in Bali

I have conducted research on the issue of trash pickers in TPA Suwung, Bali, Indonesia. I have come to the conclusion that there are many trash pickers working in this area due to a lack of economic opportunities and resources. The job of a trash picker is extremely dangerous, not only for the workers themselves […]

Savior Complex of Volunteers.

As a leader of a non-profit organization dedicated to helping communities in Bali, Indonesia, I have encountered countless volunteers who come to Bali with a savior complex. While these volunteers may have good intentions, their actions can often do more harm than good. Firstly, it’s important to understand what a savior complex is. Essentially, it […]

NGO role in child abuse prevention and response in Bali

I understand the importance of child abuse prevention and response. Children are the future of our society, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are safe, protected, and provided with opportunities to reach their full potential. Child abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and exploitation. These […]

Creating Safe Spaces for Children.

I strongly believe in the importance of creating safe spaces for children, especially in places like Bali, where tourism and urbanization can often leave children vulnerable and unprotected. Children are the future of any society, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they grow up in an environment that fosters their well-being and development. […]

Indonesia’s Orphanage System.

As a non-profit organization leader, I have seen and worked with orphanages and residential care facilities for children in Indonesia. And one thing that constantly bothers me is the inaccurate perception that many Westerners have about these institutions. It seems that in the Western world, orphanages are generally viewed as negative and outdated institutions, relics […]

NGOs Promoting Early Childhood Development

Early childhood development is a crucial aspect of a child’s growth and future success. As an NGO leader in Bali, Indonesia, I recognize the importance of investing in early childhood development to ensure that our children have the best chance to thrive and contribute positively to society. Research has shown that the first five years […]