About Us

An initiative of the Rotary Clubs of Swan Valley and Ellenbrook (Western Australia) jointly with the Rotary Club of Bali-Denpasar. The project is registered and supervised through Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd as part of Rotary Australia Overseas Aid Fund (ABN 21 388 376 554)

The Benefits

The Boulder and Midland Rotary Clubs work together with the Rotary Club of Bali-Denpasar to foster genuine international goodwill in a very personal way.  This is achieved by helping village children access primary school education. Benefits include: school needs, classroom equipment, environmental education, health checks and teacher development.

The Bali-Sembung project began in 1999 supporting just three children. Since then, nearly two thousand children have been assisted to attend primary school and are enjoying a brighter future.  With assistance from a local Rotarian or Rotaractor supporters are encouraged to meet the children at their school and this is certain to be a highlight of any trip to Bali.

What Your $$ Provide

A$130 a year per student provides:

  • 1 set school Uniform
  • 1 set exercise Uniform
  • 1 set scout Uniform
  • 1 Cap
  • 1 School Tie
  • 1 Belt
  • 2 pairs of shoes (1 pair per semester)
  • 4 pairs of socks (2 pairs per semester)
  • 1 School Bag
  • 12 pcs writing Books
  • 6 ball point pens
  • 6 pencils
  • 2 rulers
  • 2 eraser
  • Plus some additional facilities or resources for the schools


Bali School Kids was founded in 1999 when Rotary Club of Bali-Denpasar Past President Freddy Subiyanto introduced Swan Valley Rotarians Noel and Geraldine Allen to the idea of sponsoring education for the village children of Sobangan in the Mengwi-Badung regency.

Together the Rotary Clubs of Bali-Denpasar (Indonesia) and Swan Valley (Western Australia) initially developed Bali School Kids as a low-cost project with a lasting impact to ensure as many children as possible could at least complete primary school.  It was hoped by giving the children a good start that many would then be encouraged to go onto junior high school then high school.

Although schooling is compulsory in Bali, the annual costs per child can be more than the average monthly individual income.  As such, despite being keen to learn many children are forced to drop out of school, particularly in the village areas. The Rotary Club of Swan Valley felt this situation offered an opportunity to make a difference and Pelangi Anak-Anak Bali-Rainbow Kids Program was launched.

Originally supporting just three children in Sobangan, the project quickly grew with additional schools added at Sembung and Mekarsari.  By 2005 over four hundred children were benefitting from assistance to attend seven village primary schools.  In 2010 Bali School Kids spread further to support children in the more needy Karangasem region of east Bali as the project reached its next big milestone.  In 2011, one thousand children were now either in attendance at primary school or had moved through the project to junior high school.  Nearly twenty years since its humble beginnings, Bali School Kids will shortly have changed the lives of over 2000 children and currently operates in twelve schools.

More Info

To find out more see our FAQ page or feel free to contact us: [email protected]

If you are ready to take the next step simply ‘become a sponsor’ on the Support Us page.

Once payment has been successfully received, information about the child you will support is sent.

This includes a questionnaire completed by the child’s family together with a small photo.


In accordance with the Privacy Act (1988), any personal details collected by Bali School Kids are held in strict confidence and will not be disclosed to any third parties or used for marketing purposes.