Bali | Nusa Lembongan | Ceningan | Lombok | The Gili Islands

Paving the Way from Education to Employment

Bali Children Foundation helps thousands of children to complete school, to find employment, and to improve their lives and the life of their community

Starting in 2002, BCF has worked one village at a time to help a total of 76 villages. After identifying a village with disadvantaged families, our local staff members work together with the village leaders to introduce families to BCF and the opportunities our scholarships and curriculum provide.

In areas of disaster, such as in the village of Songan, which suffered severe landslides at the beginning of 2017, or in Lombok with the devastating earthquakes in August of 2018, BCF moves in to assist after disaster responses are finalised. BCF facilitates funds for our partner charities, who deliver health and dental care, disability management and environmental protection solutions during disasters, and afterwards BCF awards scholarships, English, computer programs, and ongoing education opportunities.




Communities Benefitted

Extended Population Impact

Educating Future Leaders

While Indonesia has experienced steady economic growth in recent years and achieved substantial development progress, development across the entire country is unbalanced and inequality remains a pressing challenge for the government. More than 72 million people in Indonesia continue to live under the World Bank’s $3.20 per day poverty line.

When viewed from this perspective, our work in Bali and nearby islands becomes even more important, providing educational dividends for Indonesia’s futures leaders. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia benefits Australia and contributes to regional growth and stability.

Making a Positive Impact Through


English Classes

BCF delivers a student-centric English program. Our classes emphasise spoken and listening English which are important skills for future employment in Bali.  The BCF curriculum is enhanced with videos and presented to the students via a 55 inch smart TV.  This exciting use of technology provides students with previously undreamed of opportunities.

Computer Literacy

BCF has connected some of the poorest remote areas in Bali with the rest of the world via Internet, equipped classes with computer rooms, and enabled a generation of students to develop vital computer literacy. In 2019 the computer curriculum was expanded to cover business and entrepreneurial topics as further preparation for a student’s successful future.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies have been introduced into the curriculum over the recent years beginning with the islands of Nusa Lembongan.  Here it has been vital to build awareness among the children, who will inherit this island, about the challenges they face. In other areas, especially ‘rain shadow’ districts with unreliable water supply, hygiene and health messages enter the curriculum.

Teacher Training

BCF employs and trains teachers via a unique training program, enabling teachers to develop skills and become better teacher practitioners. Curriculum are tailored to region, cultural sensitivities and issues pertinent to that specific location.

Support Us

There are many ways to make an impact through Bali Children Foundation, from individuals purchasing English dictionaries or providing scholarships through sponsorships. Donations and fundraising are our core income stream and without them we would not be able to do the work we do.

2019 Tax Appeal

Did you know all donations to BCF above $2 are fully tax deductible for Australian residents?

Help us to continue to Pave the way from Education to employment for disadvantaged children and reduce your tax burden for this financial year.

Sponsor a Child

From individuals sponsoring just one child through to organisations sponsoring a whole village, scholarships are provided for the most deeply disadvantaged in our remote communities, ranging from elementary school students up to tertiary education scholarships.

Bali Hope Ultra

On May 25, 21 people ran through the night coast to coast across Bali to transform the entire community of Pedawa in the North of Bali. Extraordinary individuals from around the world coming together to help others in need. Funds raised from this event will ensure the BCF education program will be delivered into 4 schools impacting 100’s of families who’s lives will be changed forever.

Support this mission to break the cycle of poverty for this deeply impoverished community.

Latest News

BCF is active in the areas of education, teacher training, fundraising, disaster relief and more.


Marriott Golf Day

Marriott Golf day  The future looks bright for 10 new Bali Children Foundation students thanks to the Marriott Golf Day at...


The Bali Hope Ultra Impact

When extraordinary people get together, they do extraordinary things.  In May 2019, 20 runners from around the world came together to run...


Pedawa and Bali Hope

PEDAWA VISIT AND BALI HOPE  We spent some time in Pedawa in February. Pedawa is a beautiful but deeply poor village...


Lombok and the Gilis

Lombok and the Gili’s As we all unfortunately remember too well, in August 2018 a series of devastating earthquakes on Lombok,...

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