Westerlaken foundation

W E S T E R L A K E N
F O U N D A T I O N


Y A Y A S A N
B A L I  B E R S I H

ᬬᬬᬲᬦ᭄​ᬩᬮᬶ​ᬩᬾᬃᬲᬶᬄ

HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHILDREN
RIGHTS PROGRAM

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MARINE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

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EMERGENCY RELIEF
PROGRAM

CULTURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM

HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHILDREN RIGHTS PROGRAM

Westerlaken foundation focuses on improving human and children rights in Indonesia. The foundation published several researches focused on children rights within orphanages on Bali.

 

Through its human rights and children rights program the foundation monitors possible abuse within Child Welfare Institutions and advocates the current Indonesian Decree of the Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia No.30/HUK/2011: National Standards of Care for Child Welfare Institutions. 

 

​The foundation, together with Bali Kids has financed and initiated the rescue and medical care of a baby with possible HIV infection, who was likely to be dumped and left to die, in 2019.  

​Since 2020 the foundation acts as a consultant regarding child safeguarding policies for JOS - Yayasan Cinta Kasih Anak.

Ni Kadek Mila Iswari is project officer for the human rights and children rights program.

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MARINE
ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM

In cooperation with other foundations, movements, NGO's and GO's Westerlaken foundation finances research and initiatives to protect the coastal and marine environment by raising public awareness, campaign, research and fight against captivity.

 

Westerlaken foundation finances the work of Yayasan Bali Bersih, the Indonesian counterpart of Westerlaken Foundation, which is actively engaged in providing first response to strandings and emergencies of stranded dolphins, whales and sea turtles and actively campaigns against dolphin captivity in Indonesia.

 

Westerlaken Foundation assists Jakarta Animal Aid Network and Dolphin Project in the saving and relocation of the ex-Melka resort captive dolphins. Hopefully other (captive) rescue missions will follow in 2021. 

Seaturtle strandings in Bali are registered by Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih. Click below to visit the database.

EMERGENCY
RELIEF
PROGRAM

Westerlaken foundation actively financed emergency relief after the Gunung Agung eruptions and to people effected by the 2018 Lombok Earthquakes

 

Also we evaluated the impact of the tsunami in Palu. 


Currently we are active in emergency relief related to COVID-19 on Bali and are preparing an emergency relief mission to Lembata, NTT after a cyclone hit the area. 

See our COVID-19 page for up to date numbers on given aid.  

CULTURAL
HERITAGE
PROGRAM

Westerlaken foundation assists in and focuses on the return of cultural heritage to Bali, Indonesia.

 

In 2019 and 2020 Westerlaken Foundation returned three tombaks and one keris taken after the puputan Klungkung to the palace of Klungkung.

Westerlaken foundation has been able to acquire these tombaks from the Dutch commercial market.   

Westerlaken foundation continues to negotiate and complain to the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science on current policies.  

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WESTERLAKEN FOUNDATION AND YAYASAN BALI BERSIH

Westerlaken foundation and Yayasan Bali Bersih are two different entities that cooperate closely. Therefor both foundations share one website.  

Westerlaken foundation is a Dutch entity (RSIN 85938694). Westerlaken foundation is an ANBI stichting (Public Benefit Organisation). Westerlaken foundation designates programs and funds these programs. 

Yayasan Bali Bersih is an Indonesian entity (Akte notaris Nyoman Oka SH. M.Kn, nomor 60 - 30 Nopember 2015. SK nomor 
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NPWP 94.961.135.4-905.000). Yayasan Bali Bersih runs the programs designated and funded by Westerlaken foundation. 

Two board members (Dr. Rodney Westerlaken and Shandy Wijaya) join both the boards of both foundations.

Click below to see the organisational structure of both Westerlaken foundation and Yayasan Bali Bersih.