Silver Jubilee – 25 Years of Service

Silver Jubilee – 25 Years of Service


During 2017-2018 Rotary Year Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua (RCBND) will be celebrating it’s Silver Jubilee.

Looking back, the past twenty five years has been a filled with fun and activities serving and benefiting Bali and beyond. Indulge us while we take a stroll down ‘Memory Lane’ and look back at the 

Cleft Lip & Palate Operation Program

One of RC Bali Nusa Dua’s signature programs is to provide cleft lip and palate surgery to children on Bali and surrounding islands. Since Rotary Year 1994-1995 RCBND has provided more than 1,600 operations to underprivileged children and young adults on Bali and surrounding islands, at a total cost to date of over IDR 5 billion. The Club has committed to continue this program with its own funds until end 2017 while a major funding drive is underway to attract local and foreign partners to participate in a continuing Global Grant program.

HIV /Aids Program

HIV/AIDS continues to spread among the Balinese community, and urgent measures are needed to address this problem. Since 2007 RCBND is working closely with local NGO, Kerti Praja Foundation and local Government health care authorities, to address sexual and reproductive health concerns among the public and high-risk groups. Support is being given to:

  • Provision of breast milk substitutes for babies of HIV infected mothers;
  • Provision of medical supplies for a HIV clinic;
  • HIV/ AIDS awareness programs for elementary & high school students, University students and hotel staff;
  • Drug Abuse/ HIV Prevention “HIV Enlightenment” seminars for over 3000 participants;
  • Training for over 170 midwives and counselors to recognize and reduce dangers for mothers with HIV / AIDS when breast feeding babies;
  • Scholarships for HIV affected children to keep them as part of the community and secure their education at least until junior high school

Yayasan Puspadi Bali
Since 1993 RC Bali has been involved with Puspadi Bali (formerly Yayasan YAKUM) to first train and more currently assist people with physical disabilities focusing on providing prosthetic legs and prostheses such as splints and leg braces to economically disadvantaged individuals on Bali. Our most current focus is to assist physically handicapped children at YPAC Foundation (foundation for physically and mentally handicapped children) in neighbouring Jimbaran.

Suryani Institute

Supporting the Suryani Institute RCBND has become a pioneer in the to reach out to and provide professional psychiatric therapy and medication to mentally ill people on Bali. There are an estimated 400 such affected individuals on Bali, with many kept in inhumane conditions for many years.

End Polio Now Program

Beginning in Rotary Year 2005 Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua joined some 35,000 clubs around the world and provides funding for Rotary International’s global fight against polio: End Polio Now.

Orphanage Christmas Party

Since 1992 the Club has partnered with the Grand Hyatt Bali to host a Christmas Party for some 350 orphaned and disabled children. Open to children of all faiths, the party is a full day of games, music and food with each child receiving a ‘goodie bag’ (backpack filled with school supplies and surprises from Santa. RC Bali Nusa Dua is the sole sponsor of this annual event.

Bali Children Foundation

The Club will provide sponsorships for initially 10 children for two school years in the BCF program providing education support programs to children in disadvantaged villages in remote areas in Bali. The programs provide scholarships to students to participate in English and Computer Studies classes to encourage them to continue education through high school, and to improve employment opportunities that will help them contribute to future family and community support. Other local and international Rotary Clubs are also supporting the BCF program. RCBND will provide some Rp 50 million in 2017 – 2019.

Secondary School Scholarships
Another new program funded at end of Rotary Year 2016-2017 to help children from economically disadvantaged families RCBND will provide funding for four (4) high school graduates continue their secondary education at at Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan 1, Kuta Selatan, Bali.

Of course in addition to providing assistance to many individuals on a private basis (including providing financial support to Nengah Widiasi in her quest to win the bronze medal at the 2016 Para Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro) there were many other interesting community projects and initiatives over the years, a few of the more noteworthy are below with details available on our club website.

Bali Blood Bank
The feature story in The Rotarian magazine in the August 1999 issue, the Bali Blood Bank, a concerted effort by Rotary Clubs Kuta, Denpasar and Nusa Dua amongst together with RC Traverse City, Michigan USA and RC Hiroshima East, Japan with many others on Bali and around the world built and furnished the Bali Blood Bank at Sanglah Hospital (Bali’s largest public hospital). The Bali Blood Bank still serves the needs of thousands of people on Bali and islands to the east.

Bali Burn and Trauma Centre Fit-out

After the first Bali Bombing in October 2002, Friends of Bali in Hong Kong (FBHK) raised some HKD180,000 to help victims then contacted and entrusted RCBND to assist in finding a productive, accountable and transparent way to use the funds. After nearly a year of interviewing and reviewing many dozens of charitable organisations on Bali RCBND made contact with AUSaid which had just finished building the Trauma and Burn Treatment Centra at Sanglah Hospital in Denpasar. The building was complete but without any medical utensils to treat patients. RCBND provided the funds given to it by FBHK to AUSaid which in turn purchased and imported the utensils allowing the centre to open and commence operation.

Mobil Eye Clinic
RC Bali’s first ‘major’ project. The Club partnered with Rotary Clubs in Australia and sister clubs on Bali to fund and support a mobile eye clinic to provide free eye examinations and cataract surgeries. This program is now operated and managed by a local NGO.

Wheelchairs for Bali

In conjunction with Rotary International’s Centennial Celebration in 2004-2005, Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua joined with its twin club, Rotary Club Mc Pherson, Kansas. USA and The Wheelchair Foundation to distribute 280 wheelchairs to crippled and immobile children and adults on the island of Bali Indonesia.

Free Motorcycle Helmets

In Rotary Year 2015-16 working with Chris Sperduto, PP RC Bali Canggu and aka ‘Helmet Man’ RC Bali Nusa Dua provided over 100 motorcycle helmets to children aged 7-9 years old in conjunction with the local police station to promote road safety and safe riding habits to both the children and their parents.

Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker

The club is supporting a very active Yayasan, which provides care or children undergoing cancer treatment at Sanglah Hospital. We have furnished the hospital day room, and we provide them with activities, toys and study materials while they await their treatments.

Waste to Wonder

An environmental initiative RC Bali Nusa Dua partnered with local NGO, ROLE Foundation from 2011-2013. Under the program municipal waste was collected from households in the village Sawangan located adjacent to the Nusa Dua area. The collected waste was sorted, recyclables sold, organic matter shredded and composted, residual waste brought to an official dump site.

RC Bali Nusa Dua provided a small truck, a shredder, waste bins and funded the operation for 12 months. In January 2013 a new government funded service took over responsibility for waste collection in Sawangan. This new service did not exist before the Waste-to- Wonder Program. The truck and shredder were donated to ROLE Foundation to be used to develop the program at other villages.

The program improved the environment in Sawangan, effecting local government to take action and stimulated creative approaches to waste-management in other parts of Bali. The Waste-to-Wonder Program proved that communities on Bali can turn the problem of rubbish into an opportunity.

SLB-B (Sekolah Luar Biasa-Bali) The Deaf School Bali

One of Rotary Club Bali Nusa Dua’s first beneficiaries (in fact the second after assisting Benoa’s leprosy village in 1992) RCBND has worked continuously with SLB-B since in 1993 in several areas and projects.

  • Adopt a Classroom.
    Following the two Bali Bombings, cut backs in government funding, the school had difficulty meeting the nutritional needs of the children in residence at the school. 

The project recruited children who reside at the school to work each Saturday, supervised by outside contractor, to clean, make minor repairs (replacing broken glass, patching cracks, holes in walls, replace broken light switches, paint and so on) to classrooms in exchange for a ‘nasi bungkus’ with meat and vegetables. The project gave students basic home repair skills, supplemented diet with one balanced meal and imparted a sense of responsibility for their environment.
  • Flood mitigation project.
    A direct outgrowth of our Adopt a Classroom, RCBND partnered with Bali’s PU (Dept Public Works) to straighten and dredge the river behind the school. This not only mitigated the chronic flooding within the school grounds also eliminated horrendous flooding to the surrounding area.

  • Student Apprenticeship Program.
    RCBND enlisted members and local businesses to bring children into their business one day a week working in areas that didn’t require communication with the public. Although children received valuable experience the program was aimed at parents to show the their child had possibilities beyond see trinkets at traffic intersections.
  • Silence is not a Barrier.
    Fund raising program wherein RCBND paid for brochures distributed by SLB-B to tourists visiting the centre.

There’s more i.e., Annual Golf Tournament, one off projects and so on however hopefully the above gives an idea of RC Bali Nusa Dua’s continuous service and commitment to the community for the past twenty five years. More info can be found on-line at our not only our website,, but also Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook and YouTube: