The John Fawcett Foundation (Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia)
The John Fawcett Foundation is an Australian-registered incorporated organization, which works in Indonesia under the auspices of its Indonesian action arm, the Yayasan Kemanusiaan Indonesia (YKI). YKI receives Indonesia-wide recognition for its successful humanitarian programs, which are conducted in cooperation with Provincial and District Governments. The programs target people who are economically disadvantaged and all services are provided free of charge.
The Foundation grew out of a number of Rotary projects established by its namesake, John Fawcett, in Bali, and is best known for its Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project, incorporating the Mobile Eye Clinic for Cataract Surgery.
But The John Fawcett Foundation is committed to more than sight restoration. Other projects include Children’s Corrective Surgery, Assistance to Desperately Ill Children and Young People, and Prosthetic Eyes.
The Foundation’s success since the beginning of its involvement in Indonesia has been dependent on the work of a large number of very dedicated volunteers who freely give their time. These include logistics people in Australia who organize medical equipment and supplies, medical personnel who come to Bali and teach local doctors and medical staff in new surgical techniques, those who help to raise funds, and numerous others.
The Foundation funds its activities through donations from individuals, businesses and organizations.