Joyce Scott, the moving force behind the creation of The Bali Children’s Project. Along with husband John, they started sponsoring children for school in the early 1990’s. The project grew into what is now a registered and highly respected Bali non-profit.
John Cooke, along with Joyce Scott, were struck by how children were not in school when they visited the mountains of Bali. Along with Joyce, John began sponsoring children to ensure they are able to access school. It was the start of BCP as we know it.
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. More about Linda
Kristen joined Bali Children’s Project’s board as Secretary in October 2015. She has a non-profit background, working with the Institute of Cultural affairs. Kristen has been heavily involved in the development and production of professional education seminars, with an emphasis in programs for the legal community.
Monica Alami is a Board Member of the Bali Children’s Project, and also assists with day to day accounting and financial duties. In addition to her work with Bali Children’s Project, she works in the Financial Services industry as an Executive Assistant.
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.
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.
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
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.
Tri is our Data Entry and Sponsorship Administration Officer. Sulatri started helping out with Bali Children’s Project when our Sex Education Workshops visited her school. We appealed to youngsters who were leaving school soon if they would like to assist in future workshops and Sulatri’s hand went straight up.
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.
Anak Agung Rai Rasmin (Agung) teaches in kindergaren in the morning and helps with the administration of the BCP program the rest of the time. Her responsibilities include ensuring all our paperwork and financial administration is adhered to.
Amanda works in the greater Ubud area, delivering support to the growing number of children involved in our programs. She has been the driving force for helping many children, including the 5 orphaned children, the sisters living in a basement and many others.
Iluh was one of the very first sponsored children by Bali Children’s Project, over 20 years ago. From not being in school, she not only graduated, but now dedicates her life to helping others in helping children. Iluh Wila has been managing the Munduk region of Bali Children’s Project, supporting local pre schools and sponsored children in the area.
Putri has been passionately involved in helping youngsters in Bali. She operates as our East Bali Area Co-Ordinator, ensuring all sponsored children are well cared for. She has long been involved in HIV and AIDS education and also joins Opy as a Workshop Facilitator.
Kartini is responsible for both education and sponsorship of the children in the remote areas of the north. She is a lead facilitator of Sex Education workshops and the supervisor of the sponsored children in the area. She is dedicated to preventing the spread of AIDS and helps people living with HIV.
Ayu is our co-ordinator in the Bangli area of Bali – a very poor region, where many sponsored children are from. Ayu provides support and local co-ordination to our sponsored children in the area.
Yasa operates from our most northerly area of Bali – Singaraja. He provides all support required for all children sponsored by Bali Children’s Project in the area.
Mariani is our co-ordinator just to the west of Ubud. Like other co-ordinators, she is is responsible for monitoring, reporting and ensuring all sponsored children are receiving support.
Ketut Mariani is our co-ordinator just to the Gianyar and Klungkung. She is responsible for monitoring, reporting and ensuring all sponsored children in her area are receiving support.
I Putu Warjita Putra is works part time supporting children from the Tabanan (west regency) of Bali. He is responsible for monitoring, reporting and ensuring all sponsored children in her area are receiving support.