It all started on a sunny Saturday, January 12th, 2002, when the founding members met together for lunch and Tia came forth with the idea of building a foundation to help needy kids. Turns out that we all had the same dream within us. Through a period of fun brainstorming, planning and long process of paperwork, Bulir Padi Foundation was legally formed on June 19th that same year.

Our philosophy

The padi plant has many uses and benefits, whether in its raw state or processed as one of the main staple foods of man. The philosophy associated with this plant will hopefully inspire marginal children to develop as self-sufficient individuals who contribute to the welfare of their families and communities.

Just as the padi plant bends lower as it ripens, so too do those who are more knowledgeable display greater humility. Our marginal children will hopefully develop inner potential, enhance knowledge, but remain humble in their journey towards adulthood.

Our vision

To ensure and provide marginal children with to adequate education. To regain/increase the trust and hope of those marginally challenged children towards life and education, while instilling upon them a positive attitude/mentality in becoming self-sufficient individuals with potential and confidence.

The Bulir Padi team

Managing Partners:
Tia Sutresna, Programs
Irma Isnaedi, Marketing Communications
Illiana Wijanarko, Public Relations & Communications
Chevita Siregar, Finance

Website Manager: Alia Adistya Nasier

On-Site Manager: Naufal