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R.O.L.E. Foundation: Bali WISE

The ROLE Foundation was established in 2007 as an environmental learning and conservation project. In recognition that a large number of families outside of Bali’s apparently prosperous, tourism-driven economy live in poverty. In poor families, if parents can’t afford to all of their their children to school, it is boys education that is prioritized.

To address this, the BaliWISE component was initiated in 2011, and the Foundation’s activities were expanded to include support to poor, marginalized, and at-risk girls and young women through training and skills development. Given the importance of the tourism sector in Bali, the training focus is on hospitality. With the skills learned in the program, graduates have increased access to skilled, sustainable employment and a more secure future. Annually 120 students complete the program. Some 90% find employment within the first six months, while others open their own small businesses.

SEA Summit Impact Showcase 2021

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that R.O.L.E. Foundation: Bali WISE partner with

Hong Kong SAR China

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation

EMpower is a global philanthropic organization that creates positive change through strategic investments in young people. Our focus is on youth ages 10-24 who are the most vulnerable, living in poverty and/or precarious circumstances. EMpower partners with quality, local organizations for up to 10 years supporting their programming, development and growth. We build more sustainable interventions that empower youth through education, livelihoods opportunities and improvements in health and well-being.

On-going/Past projects

Bali WISE: Empowering Women & Girls through Hospitality Training

By R.O.L.E. Foundation: Bali WISE

BaliWISE is empowering poor, marginalised, and at-risk girls and young women through increasing their access to skilled employment. From our programmes, about 120 students graduate annually, with 90% finding fair-wage jobs.

Education, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation