Member of the Rotary Club of Bali, Lovina and originally from the UK, who fights passionately against Inequalities on education in Indonesia.
A parent of a Dyslexic child, a professional Teacher practitioner and an expert in crafting specialized learning programs for inclusive learning with a specific focus on Dyslexia.
Moving towards a UK accredited Ph.D in Inclusive Learning Andie has broad experience, notable achievements who’s successfully delivered impactful results in developing specialized curriculum for students with learning disabilities. She’s focused on teacher training, coaching the key principles on Dyslexia to local school teachers in North Bali.
Andie has a huge appetite for challenging work and a strong desire to shine the light on Dyslexia in some of the most disadvantaged locations in Bali.
Working in the education sector for many years she feels compelled to create a foundation which upholds key principles, which are to support students with Dyslexia and allow children with learning difficulties to seek opportunities without being marginalized. Removing social and educational barriers to
language acquisition is her ultimate goal and outcome of creating the Bali Dyslexia foundation.
Born in Boston, USA spent most of her career as a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at ChapelHill. Here she did research on the blood components that support the formation of clots.
She trained university students who found new ways to examine blood clotting and discovered new patterns for interactions among the blood components. She retired at the end of 2011 and now dedicates some of her free time to reading in school classes in Kayu Putih and financially supporting students to continue their studies in further & Higher education.
Dr Leith, established the first privately owned and funded body in Indonesia to specialize in the education of children with Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD and Dyslexia.
Dr. P. Leith Krakouer has some thirty years experience as a Researcher and Educator of children with Cognitive Dysfunctions, particularly in the domains of Autism, Speech and Language Delay, Behavior Management and Dyslexia. Furthermore, he has extensive clinical expertise in the diagnosis and implementation of effective intervention strategies that empower these individuals to manage their condition.
Dr. Krakouer is frequently invited to lecture in Europe and America to discuss how Autism impacts families, especially parents. He conducts intensive training sessions to equip family members with vital knowledge and skills that are specifically designed to assist their Autistic child or relative.
For the past eight years, he has have resided in Bali Indonesia, developing teacher training techniques that utilize local classrooms and community buildings. This focus has been among remote and regional folk in Kalimantan, Java and Bali, particularly individuals who have not had the opportunity to graduate in a formal degree setting or University. Thereby facilitating the means where isolated individuals, who are passionate to teach can acquire vital skills, return to their own community or village and implement them.
Originally from Jakarta living and working in Bali for over 20 years. An entrepreneur who has accomplished her dreams in achieving and developing residential property both in South Bali, Kerobokan and Lovina, North Bali.
A truly passionate person who believes in ‘equal education for all abilities’. Soraya has dedicated her time and efforts to the Bali Dyslexia Foundation in hopes to make a small difference to disadvantaged children who find it difficult to cope with Dyslexia in Bali.
Professional Photographer and Image Storyteller since 2012. Aji started his early career in the world of fashion and portrait photography by collaborating with friends and networking with like-minded successful individuals. The strength of this collaboration drove Aji to become more crafted in his trade taking him down a professional career path thats lead him to be very successful in his field of work.
Aji is passionate about education and feels strongly about inequality on education specifically in North Bali and other parts of Indonesia. His contribution to the organization is highly valued, his creativity and storytelling skills through the lens of his camera will be an added value to the foundation.
“It is an honor for me to support and make a difference in children’s lives across Bali and Indonesia. To to be part of an amazing team that truly dedicates their time selflessly to the cause of helping students cope with dyslexia and remove barriers to help them achieve their dream is a team that I’m proud to be part of”
Originating from Ayrshire in Scotland, Mark is a renowned and accomplished artist and sculptor taking inspiration from some of natures greatest creations. His bronze sculptured furniture depicting hippos, alligators and horses to name just a few have sold all over the world (his customer list includes some famous names) and he has amassed quite a following, with his work now highly sought after with some pieces selling for large amounts at auction. Mark is also Dyslexic and Dyspraxic and he spends a large proportion of his time raising awareness of these two areas and the charities that support them.
Mark understands first-hand how the right support, tools and approach can make such a difference to students that are Dyslexic/Dyspraxic. His own success did not come easily, and he overcame many challenges to get to where he is today, this is perhaps in part what perfectly places him to be an ambassador for the Bali Dyslexia Foundation. He has a wealth of experience in this type of role having been an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, his home country, for over ten years.
Mark also has a strong personal affinity with Indonesia; his friends mother Nel, who was like a second mother to Mark (she sadly passed away in 2021), was Dutch but was brought up in Java during the 1930’s/40’s and was a strong influence on his life.
Mark has made it his mission to utilise his success to help others that face similar challenges to him and provide them with the opportunities that are needed to help them embrace their talents and learn in a way that works for them.
Originating from the UK, Cath is a career diplomat. She studied German and Business at Hull University before joining the Foreign Office. She has lived and worked, all over the world – most recently in India, Brussels and Argentina. She is currently taking a sabbatical in Jakarta where she is accompanying her husband, Owen (British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste) and supporting her family. She is also keen to support the local community in projects where she can make a difference.
Education and in particularly, literacy, is an issue close to her heart. Her last role in London was in the Diplomatic Academy developing regional learning and development programmes. A key issue was ensuring that the programmes were accessible and inclusive. In addition her children have experienced schooling in a variety of environments and she has seen first hand the difference good, inclusive learning can make. She is keen to promote greater understanding of dyslexia as she has family members who are dyslexic and has supported dyslexic colleagues to get the reasonable adjustments they need. Cath is delighted to have been asked to be an Ambassador for the Bali Dyslexia Foundation and looks forward to working closely with them.
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