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.

Make a Difference

From as little as $50 you could be providing English & Environmental lessons for a deeply disadvantaged child for a whole year in a vulnerable community in Bali or surrounding islands.

With valuable English skills you can help to break the cycle of poverty in these communities.   All donations to our Australian Everyday Hero platform are tax deductible for Australian residents.

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 SwimRun

In December 2019, 20 teams of two will come together from around the world to race over land and sea to protect the future of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan, both pristine islands of the coast of Bali that have been heavily impacted by massive tourism growth and poor waste management.

To learn more about the Bali Hope Swim Run 2019 click on the link below.

Latest News

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


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Work Ready

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Pen Pal

The Pen is mightier than the phone! A new and exciting program connecting Bali and Australian school students is underway! The children...



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Lombok and Gili Islands

During July and August, we were over on Lombok and the neighbouring Gili Islands working closely with the local government and education...

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