Amanda Rafiani

Improving the Standards of Living and Livelihoods of Homeless Mothers and Street Children

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Region

Bali, Indonesia

 

Affiliations & Roles

Director and Co-founder of the Bali Street Mums and Kids Foundation (BSMK)

Amanda Rafiani was born and raised in Palembang, South Sumatra. She then moved to Java to continue her studies in Child Psychology at the Ahmad Dahlan University.  She is currently the director and co-founder of the Bali Street Mums and Kids Foundation (BSMK), a foundation engaged in social and education programs for homeless moms and children in Bali. Through BSM she implemented women’s empowerment programs and educational support for street children so they can have a better standard of living.

 

Before forming BSM with her colleague Kim Farr, Amanda was involved in various fields such as being a professional in tourism and hospitality, journalism and of course social and education work. Amanda has been devoted to the social and education sector since 2013, when she joined as a volunteer (psychological mentor) at the Generasi Bisa (GERASA) Foundation in Bali. She also served as the Regional Coordinator at the Bali Children Project (BCP) Foundation and as a volunteer at the Save Childhood Movement. 

Meningkatkan Penghidupan Ibu dan Anak Jalanan

Amanda Rafiani dilahirkan dan tumbuh besar di Palembang, dimana ia mengenyam pendidikan formal hingga jenjang SMA di Palembang Sumatera Selatan. 

Dengan latar belakang pendidikannya dalam Psikologi Anak di Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Amanda kemudian mendirikan Yayasan Bali Street Mums and Kids (BSMK),  sebuah organisasi yang bergerak di bidang sosial dan pendidikan bagi anak-anak dan ibu-ibu jalanan di Bali. Melalui BSM, Amanda melakukan pemberdayaan ibu-ibu jalanan dan penyediaan pendidikan dan penghidupan yang layak bagi anak-anak jalanan di area Denpasar, Tabanan dan Karangasem Bali. 

Sebelum membentuk BSM bersama rekannya Kim Farr, Amanda telah terjun di berbagai bidang seperti menjadi tenaga profesional di bidang turisme dan perhotelan, bidang jurnalistik dan bidang sosial dan pendidikan. Beberapa pengalaman profesionalnya dalam bidang sosial dan pendidikan sebelum berkontribusi di BSM termasuk, relawan mentor psikologis di Yayasan Generasi Bisa, Kordinator Wilayah di Yayasan Bali Children Project, relawan di  Save Childhood Movement. 

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