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
HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHILDREN
MARINE ENVIRONMENT 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.
Per estimation in April 2022 Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih, together with Bali Kids, funded by NEBA foundation and Wilde Ganzen will start an HIV AIDS education 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.
Within Westerlaken foundation / Yayasan Bali Bersih we, with permission from the Governmental Agencies take DNA samples. The results are available below.
Since 2021 we are starting up a citizen science project in Lovina. If you are dolphin watching in Lovina, please do upload your pictures!
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 in 2018 and went on an emergency relief mission to Lembata, NTT after a vulcano eruption, a cyclone and floodings hit the area (2021).
Currently we are active in emergency relief related to COVID-19 on Bali and since October 16, 2021 are involved in relief for earthquake victims in Bali.
See our COVID-19 page for up to date numbers on given aid.
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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Since 2021 Westerlaken foundation / yayasan Bali Bersih set up and manages the Westerlaken Foundation children fund.
In 2020 Westerlaken foundation / yayasan Bali Bersih partnered with Jodie O'Shea house to implement Child Safeguarding Policies and reunification practices.
The Westerlaken Foundation children fund pays for education for reunified children. Reunified children used to live in Jodie O'Shea House and are, in line with Indonesian laws and international views, now living with their parents with support. With this fund we work on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality education.
A number of children has a supporter who pays for educational needs and support. This fund is meant for children who are reunified and do not have a personal supporter.
The fund focuses on the education of 24 children in the school year 2022/2023.
For more information or to support the Westerlaken Foundation children fund please click below.
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
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.