Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP)
Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi (YKIP) or the Humanitarian Foundation for Mother Earth is dedicated to helping the needy in Bali through health and education programs.
YKIP is a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of the needy in Bali through Health and Education Projects. Established only days after the Bali Bomb Blast of October 12, 2002, YKIP’s founders were business people, doctors, officials and volunteers who assisted during the crisis. It soon became evident that in order to accommodate the tons (literally) of medical supplies and monetary donations from well-wishers around the world, a transparent and responsible organization needed to be established. As many of our founders are members of Rotary International, we were able to establish YKIP as such an organization in the eyes of potential donors. We received endorsements from the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, the diplomatic community in Bali, and the Governor of Bali. Our members come from a variety of faiths and from many different nationalities.
The founders set up and helped to organize the Bali Recovery Group which coordinated the work of the NGOs in the first six confusing months after the blast. All of YKIP’s projects in 2002 and 2003 were related to the direct victims of the blast. However, most of their needs are now provided for. Based on the success of our initial projects in 2003 (Children’s Education Fund, MREC or Medical Resource and Education Centre and the Wayang Kulit Trauma Counseling), YKIP has turned its focus to Health and Education issues–those projects that can improve the lives of the poor who live on Bali.
YKIP’s role is to raise money for targeted projects on Bali and provide easy access for institutions and individuals to respond to as well as a trustworthy and transparent system to work with. Our efforts are intended as a living tribute to the 222 dead and 446 injured victims of the two blast.
More information please visit http://www.ykip.org