About Us

8 Incredible Audacious
people sharing an Insatiable thirst for learning Improvement, Personal Growth and to remove barriers to Achievement.

A registered Yayasan constituted in Bali, Indonesia, as:
‘YAYASAN PENDUKUNG DISLEKSIA BALI’.
Registration no: AHU-0010330-AH-01.04.Tahun 2019

Founder

Andie Caroll

Andie Carroll, CertEd/PGCE. M.A.- International Education.

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.

Trustee Board member

Dr. Susan Lord

Dr. Susan Lord. Ph.D.,Post Doc.

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.

Trustee Board member

Dr. P. Leith Krakouer

Dr. P. Leith Krakouer .B.A.

Grad.Dip.Ed.,M.Ed.,Ph.D.,Post Doc. School of Psychology and Human. Development. I.O.E., (University of London)

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.

Trustee Board member

Amanda Bruce

Amanda Bruce.

Originating from Perth in Australia, with a 28+ year career in the Financial Services industry and as a business owner, Amanda took some time from her busy professional life and invested that time in finding where she could contribute and make a difference.

All of these experiences have led Amanda into projects that make a difference for many, including; disabled children and their families, for families in need of refuge due to domestic violence, in childhood education programs, environmental education programs, environmental sustainability projects and more, in both Australia and in Indonesia under the Indo Thrive Project which Amanda and her co-founder Adrian Reed established in 2017.

Trustee Board member

Raden Roro Fitricia Soraya

Raden Roro Fitricia Soraya.

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.

Trustee Board member

Aji Joe

Aji Joe.

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”

Trustee Board member

Bahar Kilic

Bahar Kilic

Originating from Izmir in Turkey, Bahar has been working and studying in Beijing for 13 years, currently a Ph.D. candidate at Beijing University. She has worked with children Autism and ADHD, she personally witnessed how hard their life is, without proper education and support. Having this experience and consciousness she always took part in charity foundations.

Having a big heart with a deep love for all the children in the world and strongly against the poor living conditions of the disadvantaged children, Bahar actively conducts charity works in China and Turkey to bring smiles to the faces of the children. Bahar aims to give as much as she can. After falling in love with Bali, now she puts her heart into Bali Dyslexia Foundation to make a difference for the children who are in need. She does not believe in impossible, she believes one more brick will make a huge difference in children’s lives.

“I’m blessed to be part of Bali Dyslexia Foundation, a loving, selfless and passionate team, appreciate the opportunity given to me to help our children. Our children, our future! Let’s do it together, let’s do it today!”

Trustee Board member

Kadek Fendi Wiriani

Kadek Fendi Wirawan

Kadek Fendi Wirawan, a professional Marine Biologist with excellent research and analytical skills In Marine and Environmental Science.

Fendi contributes his skills to the foundation by helping to train teachers in government schools. He also leads the development of the environmental curriculum for our students. Fendi is passionate about improving the marine environment and its ecosystem in addition to sharing his passion and knowledge with our students.

The team of change makers!

Meet-Our-Partners

Collaborating With our Partner Schools In Removing Barriers to Achievement

SMK Bali Mandara

 

Bali Mandara Vocational School
Jl. Raya Air Sanih, Kubutambahan, Buleleng Regency

SMK Bali Mandara

Window To The World School

 

Jalan Pisang in Kalibukbuk, Kayu Putih, North Bali

Window To The World School

Sharing Our Vision. Sharing Our Passion in Education.