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Niti Mandala Club (NMC), a Non-Formal School in Renon Denpasar That Needs Assistance

Date of Visit: 5th October 2018

School Name: Niti Mandala Club Community Learning Center (PKBM NMC)

Address: Jl. Tukad Unda No. 8 Denpasar – Bali

Under the auspices of: Pokok Kehidupan Foundation (attached document)

Established on 28th October 2002 by: I Gusti Ayu Tirta Adiasary, SE. She died on May 22, 2018

Foundation Leader: drg. Leonard Novandry Tuhepary, SKG (0812-3781-2811)

Head: Helena Hale, S.Pd (0812-3706-8887)


Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No. 010 02.02.39704-3, under Yayasan Pokok Kehidupan

Update on September 7th, 2019; NMC received 50 learning chairs assistance etc as the video documentation below.

Update on November 3rd, 2019; We received an information that NMC had received almost all the assistance who needed, except funding for paying salaries and building rent.


Number of Teachers: 13 people, including the following:

  • Helena Hale, S.Pd (0812-3706-8887) – volunteer
  • Ni Made Astuti, S.Pd
  • Ida Ayu Pramita Utari, S.Pd
  • Fira
  • Reti
  • Melin – volunteer
  • Densi – volunteer

Of the 13 teachers; 3 of them are Volunteers (not paid), the remaining 10 teachers get a salary of Rp. 500,000 – and Rp. 2 million for teacher with bachelor degree.

The number of students:

  • Primary school age: 24 people
  • Middle school age: 36 people
  • High school age: 42 people
  • Incubator ( elementary and middle school age that cannot read and write): 10 people

About Students:

  • Most students come from Denpasar and its surroundings.
  • They do not attend formal schools for various reasons such as; with special needs, expelled from formal school due to behavior / delinquency / inability to attend school lessons, bullied at school etc.
  • Most children with special needs such as; down syndrome, hyperactive, hyper sensitive, autism, deaf etc.
  • Students pay SPP Rp. 100,000 – 300,000 per month depend on the ability of parents to pay, some of them could not pay tuition fees.

School Conditions:

  • The school looks “messy”, not well maintained
  • There are several classrooms that are quite hot, need a fan and curtains for glass windows
  • Teaching and learning facilities: learning tables and chairs are lacking, many have been damaged
  • School building: rent / contract Rp. 70 million per year (still delinquent rent)

School Fees: all payments for school operational fees are delayed/in crisis.

  • Teacher’s salary; currently the payment is delayed by 2 months
  • School operational costs; electricity, water, stationary, etc.
  • Building rent is still in arrears for more than 1 year
  • Kitchen costs for volunteer meals and some students who sometimes also ask for food at the school

Source of Financing: there is only 1 source of income, namely student tuition fees, and even then not all students are able to pay tuition fees every month because some students come from underprivileged families.

Help needed:

  • Funding for school operational costs as mentioned above
  • Learning and teaching facilities; study tables and chairs, fans, curtains, whiteboards and erasers, bookshelves
  • Stationery, books for students and offices
  • Student school supplies; bags, shoes, uniforms
  • Transportation when students have activities outside of school such as swimming lessons and so on.

Here are some of the documentation that we took.

Niti Mandala Club
Niti Mandala Club
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Hall room
Leader & Administration room
Administration room
Teachers room
Teacher’s room
Classroom A (Elementary School)
Elementary-School room
Classroom B (Middle School)
Middle-School room
Classroom B (Middle School)
Middle-School room
Classroom C (High School)
High-School room
Classroom Incubator
Incubator Classroom
Multi function room
Multi function room
Break lunch place
Rest area
Teachers bedroom live inside
Teacher’s bedroom
Teachers bedroom live inside
Teacher’s bedroom
The late IGA Tirta bedroom
Late IGA Tirta bedroom
Clothes-drying area
Public toilet
Public toilet

Address: Jl. Tukad Unda No. 8 Denpasar – Bali
Coordinates: 8°40’28.5″S 115°13’55.5″E (View on Google Maps)

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