Better Together: Communities Improving Bali Together

When great minds think alike, they create even greater things. In Bali, we believe the communities get together not to build money-making machines, but to form bonds within those who are deserve more attention; to pioneer a movement; to change the face of Bali or the world for the better. We’re positive that there are

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Tri Hita Karana : Bali Businesses Helping the Environment

The traditional philosophy for life in Bali, Tri Hita Karana, is the “three causes of well-being” or “their reasons for prosperity”. It is a Balinese Hindu lifestyle philosophy that is all about maintaining a harmonious balance between mankind (Pawongan), the environment (Palemahan) and God Almighty (Parahyangan).  Not only are local residents expected to abide by

Heroes Without Capes: Bali Organisations Empowering the Disadvantaged

Bali may be a holiday destination but behind the scenes poverty and environmental problems exist. These NGOs in Bali have made it their mission look after the island they call home. We call them our Bali Heroes. Whilst Bali puts on a ritzy front, the holiday destination is still home to many disadvantaged livelihoods that

BASABali : Preserving Balinese in the Digital World

There are all kinds of languages in the world. From verbal to visual communication, we can agree that language is one instrument we have in common. Some of us, however, may have nestled comfortably in one linguistic bubble that we tend to ignore a variety of other languages practised around the globe. Did you know

Pink Ribbon : Bali Without Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has become the leading killer in the world population of women since the last decade. Age is the strongest risk factor for this disease. It can strike at any age, but it usually affects women ages 35 to 54. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), more than a million

Solemen: Continuing To Improve People’s Lives

Bali based NGO Yayasan Solemen Indonesia gives hope, creates smiles and makes a difference in many people’s lives every day. Since its inception in 2010, Yayasan Solemen has morphed into a dynamic organisation with a serious mission that reaches far beyond the original goal. A great outreach programme was created to benefit the poor, the

A Little Help for the Children of Bali

The education system in Bali is not at the best place right now. Despite the fact that tourism is growing it doesn’t change the fact that there still are a huge number of school-age children not attending school. Mostly, it is because of their poor economic background. There is a huge gap between the children

For The People, The Environment and The Birds

  The Begawan Foundation was born in 2001, founded by a couple Debbie and Bradley Gardner, who were also the creators of Begawan Giri Estate, however their efforts to conserve nature and take care of people’s health and education took place long before the establishment of the foundation. NOW!Bali had a wonderful meeting with Bradley

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