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

Linda Venter, MA

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, MS

Board Member: 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: Director

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, JD

Board Member: Vice-President

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.

Gary Venter, MS

Board Member: President

Gary Venter is a retired actuary who is now teaching graduate courses and doing research and publishing on related statistical estimation methodology. He has been coming to Bali with Linda since the early 1990s and appreciates its unique cultural heritage. He is enthusiastic about BCP’s approach to supporting modern education within this culture.

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.

Ni Wayan Sulatri

Sponsorship Manager 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.

Ni Komang Ayu Sri Rahayu

Finance Assistant

Sister of Schools Support Manager Ayu Jero, Komang joined Bali Children’s Project once graduating from university. Komang works as our Finance Assistant, inputting and monitoring expenditure, monitoring receipts, finance requests and keeping all finances filed and easy to access, both electronically and physically.

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.

Ni Wayan Purnami Yanti

KSPAN Co-ordinator

Ari works in the Sex Education program to help develop student health groups (known as KSPAN) within high schools. Ari helps groups to develop strategies and plans so that schools can create their own sex education programs.

Cokorda Istri Ratih Komala Dewi S.Pd., M.Pd

Schools Support Assistant

Cok Ratih is the assistant for the School Support program. She helps to check on progress for all schools supported by Bali Children’s Project, while also being a teacher too.

Anak Agung Istri Ratna Dewi S.Pd

School Teacher & Librarian

Agung Ratna teaches in the Bali Children’s Project preschool and kindergarten. In the afternoons, she runs library sessions for local children in Penestanan, Ubud.

Ni Wayan Sri Nurbudi

BCP School Teacher

Ibu Sri is a our long standing pre-school teacher. Based at the Bali Children’s Project kindergarten in Ubud, Ibu Sri runs two classes every day, as well as afternoon sessions for local children.

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)

Ni Wayan Sulatri (Gianyar)

Gusti Ayu Sri Dani (Gianyar)

I Putu Adi Ekantara (Kintamani, Bangli)

Gusti Ayu Putu Nusantrini (Buleleng)

I Ketut Kutarayana (Bongkasa, Central Bali)

Gusti Ayu Ketut Mahardiyani (Denpasar)