R.O.L.E. Foundation Women’s Skills Training Center
Bali WISE is an hospitality skills center focusing on Bali’s hospitality industry, and run by R.O.L.E. Foundation’s staff. The high-quality education and skills training lives up to the high quality standards of professional tourism businesses.
Focusing on marginalized women, we aim to create lasting change by encouraging disadvantaged women to gain skills education and become self-reliant by getting quality employment with fair wages.
Bali WISE was founded in 2007. Go to Facts & Figures to see what is achieved since then.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to empower marginalized women through skills education, as a means to develop sustainable communities in Indonesia.
Our mission is to provide education faculties, professional education teams, a secure campus, accommodation, 3 meals per day, uniforms, study books, laptops, expense allowance, and transport.
So women from financially challenged backgrounds can come from anywhere in Indonesia, and of any religion and feel comfortable focusing on gaining hospitality skills through study and training.
Leading to gainful employment with a quality employer.
Our Commitment to The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The story of Mike O’Leary (founder)
Mike O’Leary was an Australian surfer and a former businessman. In 1985, he started his business in Bali and since 2005 decided to live there. He founded R.O.L.E. Foundation in 2007, because he noticed waste everywhere in Indonesia, even on uninhabited islands. Being aware of the absence of regulated waste management systems in Bali and its effect on the environment and the health of the local communities, he felt the urge to do something about this. R.O.L.E. Foundation was founded with the idea to improve the waste management system in Bali by educating communities. R.O.L.E. is an acronym for Rivers, Oceans, Land, and Ecology.
Mike built an environmental education center in Sawangan to focus on environmental training. He also created Bali WISE in Nusa Dua, focusing on skills training for marginalized women.
Mike passed away in the end of 2019, leaving behind the legacy of R.O.L.E. Foundation and a passionate team of people.
Meet the team
Head of Education
I Nyoman Ruma
Chief Operating Officer
I Gede Wahyu
I Ketut Karang
H. Maria Yasmin
I Nyoman Meting