Widhya Asih Bali Foundation is a not for profit organization established by the Christian Protestant Church (GKPB) in Bali on 31 December 1975. The foundation was originally named Widhya Asih Foundation, which means “Knowledge with Love", which is in accordance with Widhya Asih's vision as stated below.
In 2014, Widhya Asih Foundation was renamed Widhya Asih Bali Foundation (WABF) by virtue of a notarized deed made before Notary I Gusti Ayu Made Susianingsih, SH., M.KM No. 13 dated 27 August 2014, and has been registered by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights No. AHU-05097.50 .10.2014 dated 28 August 2014.
The mission of WABF to help impoverished people so that they can help themselves to break their cycle of poverty by
- providing safe and hygienic living space,
- nutritious food,
- formal education,
- physical and spiritual health,
- and life-skills training
To achieve this mission, Widhya Asih provides funding and other supporting facilities to ensure a better life for
- children living under the poverty line
- abandoned children
- those experiencing social problems
This is done by helping them in getting an education and completing their study.
As an organization working on behalf of children, WABF realizes that these children are vulnerable to being victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Widhya Asih also realizes that every party, from any background, including social workers and volunteers actively involved and working with children, has the potential of becoming perpetrators of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Therefore, Widhya Asih is committed to uphold the child protection principles, and to protect children and their rights to live, grow, develop and participate in accordance with the United Nations Charter on Rights of the Child.
The welfare of children in Widhya Asih is the top priority and it is the responsibility of everyone in Widhya Asih to ensure that they are protected. WABF endeavours to create an environment that minimizes the risk of abuse, neglect and exploitation by having a written child protection policy that is monitored and adhered to by all staff working with children under Widhya Asih's care.
"Widhya Asih to be the leading social service agency in Bali working to reduce poverty among our people”
“By providing safe and hygienic living space, child care and protection act in children home and family-based care, nourishing food, access to formal education, quality health care, and additional training in wholesome values and productive life skills, we help impoverished people help themselves to break their cycle of poverty”