Our Team 2018-05-20T20:32:22+00:00

We are proud to have a structured team of dedicated and hardworking people, all working together to create a better future for the children of Bali.

Our Team in the USA

Linder Venter

Founder/Executive Director

Linda Venter’ has been the driving force of Bali Children’s Project’s development over the last 10 years. Her involvement started with building a new school in Bali in the early 2000’s. Linda has a background in non-profits, and decided to dedicate her life to helping the children escape poverty through education in Bali.

Monica Alami

Board Member and Treasurer

Monica joined the Board of the Bali Children’s Project in December of 2014.  Since earning her graduate degree in Organizational Development, Monica has spent the last 15 years supporting executives in the non-profit, private equity, technology, and retail fields.

Amir F. Alami

Board Member and Finance Committee Chair

Amir joined the Board of the Bali Children’s Project in May of 2017.  He brings over a decade of experience in Silicon Valley as a Treasury Executive in the Fintech and Healthcare industries.

Robert Moselle

Board Member

Robert is a California attorney who has practices in a wide array of areas, with an emphasis in Entertainment Law and trial work. He founded the Center for Continuing Education, a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Robert is Executive Director of CCE and is also on BCP’s board.

Andrew Pollack

Board Member/Attorney

Prepares tax returns, government filings and forms, and other legal tasks as necessary.

John Cooke and Joyce Scott

Original Founders

John Cooke, along with Joyce Scott, were struck by how children were not in school when they visited the mountains of Bali in the early 1990’s. Along with Joyce, John began sponsoring children to ensure they are able to access school. It was the first step in what has now become Bali Children’s Project.

Our Team in Bali

Mangku Made Ariawan, SST.Par, MBA

Executive Director

Mangku Made Ariawan is the Director of Bali Children’s Project in Bali. He is both an active politician and a devoted Hindu priest. He is passionate about Bali and works publicly and privately to help its people and its culture. Mangku is well known for his devotion to social causes.

Opy Sulaeman

Sex Education Manager

Javanese but born in Sumatra, Opy has years of non-profit and support experience. She has been on various courses to develop her skills as an educator in issues surrounding sex education, drugs, HIV/AIDS and more. Opy leads our growing Sex Education program with professionalism, fun and caring. She is a true asset to the education of Bali’s youngsters.

Anastasia Rahayu

Sponsorship Manager

Anastasia (or Anas for short) was born and raised in Jakarta. Anas graduated from Social and Political Science Faculty in Bandung, and majored in International Relations. Anas is passionate about social causes and leads the sponsorship program with complete professionalism. Meet our Team: Anastasia

Gusti Ayu Ketut Mahardiyani

Libraries Support Manager / Child Protection Manager

Gusti joined the team in March 2017 and is a natural born educator. Splitting her time 50 / 50, Gusti leads two programs. With Libraries Support, Gusti links with existing schools to renovate and supply books to libraries. In Child Protection, Gusti delivers workshops to over 10,000 elementary students a year.

Ayu Trisna

Schools Support Manager

Ayu runs our school support program. She is responsible for managing and maintaining support for schools that need it more. As well as managing these schools. Ayu is Head Teacher at the Bali Children’s Project kindergarten and runs out of hours reading and writing programs.

Ayu Candra

Finance Manager

Ayu Candra oversees all our financial reporting in Bali. Ayu ensure all spending reports are sent to the USA for auditing, as well as personally overseeing all income, expenditure and reporting in Bali. Ayu’s is responsible fo clearly showing transparent accounts and spending of donations.

Ni Wayan Sulatri

Sponsorship Assistant

Tri’s role covers an important part of our sponsorship program. She is responsible for checking, monitoring and assessing sponsorship claims from sponsored children, ensuring all of claims are receipted and appropriate. Sulatri started helping out with Bali Children’s Project when our Sex Education Workshops visited her school back in 2014.

Anak Agung Rai Rasmin

Program Support

Anak Agung Rai Rasmin (Agung) provides program support for our Child Protection and Learning Centres Program. Our longest serving member of staff, Ibu Agung is a dedicated teacher, giving essential support to two major programs.

Aron Hughes

Fundraising and Development

Aron has been with Bali Children’s Project since 2013. Coming from a background in fundraising and program development, Aron helps to raise funds and tell Bali Children’s Project’s story and work to supporters.

The Sponsorship program is further supported by our local cordinators, who are each responsible for ensuring children sponsored are obtaining all the support they need.

Iluh Wilarida (Munduk area)

Ni Wayan Putriyanti  (Negara, East Bali)

Putu Kartini (Karengasem, West Bali)

Dewa Ayu Nyoman Sri Purnami (Bangli and East Bali)

I Made Sumadi Yasa (Buleleng, North Bali)

Nyoman Mariani (Sayan & Bongkasa, Central Bali)

Ni Ketut Julianti (Gianyar & Klungkung, Central Bali)

I Putu Warsita (Tabanan, East Bali)