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Winning Awards for Empowering Bali's Poor

East Bali Poverty Project: Making a Difference in the Life of the Balinese – EBPP Wins More Well-deseved International Recognition.


(11/26/2006)

To celebrate its 50th anniversary Indonesia's Bank Danamon recently presented the prestigious Danamon Award 2006 to individuals and organizations who have made the greatest contribution towards empowering others in their respective communities.

After considering more than 2,000 entries, five final winners were recognized, including:

Septi Peni Wulandari - a young woman who has pioneered a mathematics teaching method for young children employing the creative use of fingers for reckoning. This unique method of teaching has resulted in a number of courses run by community women to enhance the mathematics skill of children across Indonesia.

Achmad Fanani – CV Percetakan Fajar - a printing entrepreneur who has fostered and encourage employees to create "start up" companies capable of providing a better future and creating much needed additional employment.

Yahya Mustofa – PT Putra Dunia Baru - A young man who has recruited, trained and provided capital to local farmers to create handicraft items for sale to the general marketplace.

PT Pertamina Unit IV – Balongan - An Indonesian corporation that has taught local farmers to become entrepreneurs through the improvement of production methods, enhancing the marketing of their produce, and effective strategies to anticipate market demand. This company has also loaned capital to worthwhile new ventures in the local community.

The Fishing Community of Samataru - a local community group that has organized economic activities to help fishermen avoid debt and unemployment during the "off-season."





East Bali Poverty Project

Although only 5 awards were granted, the selection jury was so impressed with the work of the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) headed by Englishman David J. Booth, that a special recognition award was granted to the Bali based organization that has provided water supplies, opened schools and health centers, established roads and sponsored community education projects that have made a critical difference in the lives of Bali's most remote and poverty stricken villages. In awarding the recognition to Booth and the project he has led since 1998, EBPP was cited for reducing the isolation of the people of the village of Ban in East Bali and empowering the local community to escape their lack of education and poverty through the building of schools and other infrastructure projects.

During the course of the selection process, Tempo Magazine, a co-sponsor of the award, dispatched a representative to Ban for a site inspection. In a trip lasting more than 9 hours and covering over 40 kilometers of unimproved roads using 4-wheel drive vehicles that inspection included four schools; review of creative art projects done by students; joining in a physical education class for local children; receiving hands-on training in plant agriculture at a class taught by local children; treks across dusty hills to view vertiver grass and Garuda Bamboo grass growing projects; and tasting the pure mountain water of the community built reservoirs.

The awards were presented by Bank Danamon's President Director, Sebastian Paredes on November 6, 2006 at an "Empowerment to Accelerate Development" seminar.

An Award from the King of Thailand

At the 4th International Conference on Vetiver, (ICV-4) held in October 2006 in Venezuela, the EBPP received another recognition in the form of a Certificate of Excellence in the The King of Thailand Vetiver Awards for a paper entitled "Vetiver's Role in Poverty Alleviation Propels its Dissemination in Indonesia" by David Booth MBE, Nengah Ardika Adinata and Dr. Scott Younger OBE.

To lean more about The East Bali Poverty Project and Vetiver Grass, follow the link provided.



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