What we do
Our work relating to human and children rights:
Our work for the coastal and marine environment:
Westerlaken foundation focuses on improving human and
children rights in Indonesia.
Currently the foundation finances impactful research specially on children rights within orphanages on Bali. Also the foundation, together with Bali Kids has financed and initiated the rescue and medical care of a small baby with possible HIV infection, who was likely to be dumped and left to die, in 2019.
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 savings and relocation of the ex-Melka resort captive dolphins. Hopefully other (ex-captive) rescue missions will follow in 2020.
Our work relating to issues on cultural heritage management:
Westerlaken foundation assists in and focuses on the return of cultural heritage to Bali, Indonesia. On 10 oktober 2019 Westerlaken Foundation returned 2 tombaks taken after the puputan Klungkung to the palace of Klungkung. Westerlaken foundation has been able to acquire these tombaks from the Dutch commercial market. Another kris and tombak are to be acquired and returned in 2020.
Our work on emergency relief:
Westerlaken foundation actively finances relief to people effected by the 2018 Lombok earthquakes.