On Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, the weavers of ROLE Foundation had the weaving training trip to Sidemen Village, Karangasem. They learned about the weaving pattern for the making of kamben (the waist wrap), scarf and sarong. They were trained by the couple who had the weaving centre in Sidemen Village. At first, they were shown the sample of the weaving product in which the white fabric was patterned using the red raffia string. Next, it was dyed into the prepared stain until it covers all part of the fabric. The training was really helpful for the ROLE weavers as it gave them the new insight of making the pattern for their products.
The construction of the park is going very good!
The sustainable business hut foundations are almost ready.
The BaliWISE Skills Education Program Enrollment is on track to meet its target of 101 Newly Graduated Women Students from Disadvantaged and At Risk backgrounds for 2015.
13th April, 2015 – BaliWISE Graduation Day from the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Six students graduated from the Vocational Training at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and our own in house training. Big thanks to the GM Mr Urs and Ibu Suberti, the Training Manager and all the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel Team.
14th April 2015 New Semester starts at BaliWISE Campus
Our new students will take part in six month Vocational Course, three month Basic English, Life Skills, Women’s Health and General Hospitality course. After that, three month vocational training at a 5 star hotel or tour and travel company.
Saturday the 25th April – BaliWISE in house Graduation Ceremony and party for the 6 graduating students. They received their Certifcates from Bali WISE as well as their certificate from the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel.
Aman Resorts supports The Bukit Women’s Weavers Association with an order of fifty pieces of their organic cotton, naturally dyed and hand woven scarves.
Here is Aman Resort’s General Manager, Mark Swinton, receiving a delivery from the Bukit Women’s weaving team. Way to go Amanusa for supporting fair trade, environmentally friendly products and local women’s social businesses!
Weaving Futures is a R.O.L.E. Foundation program that has successfully reestablished weaving on the Bukit, Southern Bali. Though the program is still under the management assistance of R.O.L.E. Foundation, the Bukit Women’s Weavers Association are now in business for themselves. They must produce and sell a minimum of 120 pieces of scarves per month to keep afloat and start to make a profit.
We said goodbye to a bunch of lovely volunteers and interns last month: a group of Monash University students from Melbourne who interned in the marketing, environment and education departments for a month; Sjaan who had volunteers for two months in the hospitality department; and Milan who had volunteered as a graphic designer for four months. Steph, Hannah, Brooke, Phirin, Nicky, Sjaan and Milan, we wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for all the hard work you put in at R.O.L.E.
Want to know more about volunteering or interning? Read more here.