social action advisory & photography

Bouvet Foundation (Yayasan Bouvet) is an Indonesian not-for-profit, non-government organisation (NPO, NGO), legal entity and registered charity. We are based in Kupang (West Timor), the centre of the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province, Indonesia.

Activities include provision of social action advisory to humanitarian organisations, government structures and others, as well as organising of own projects, focusing on the developing Southeast Asia. Advisory activities include organisational development, project management, information and infrastructure strengthening.

The foundation incorporates use of visual means to improve knowledge about social realities. We exhibit documentary photos from the developing world and provide documentary photography and videography.

Bouvet Foundation is a non-religious, non-political development agency, working with local partners and governments to provide development services in low-income communities in Southeast Asia. We are committed to projects that achieve enduring change and so do not engage in welfare activities. We work wherever there is an unmet need for innovative, sustainable and quality initiatives. We do not allow our funds to be used for party-political or evangelical purposes. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, culture, ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, nor political or religious persuasion.

public registration

Bouvet Foundation was established (as Yayasan Bouvet) through a notary deed 25 January 2006, and is approved by the Ministry of Justice. It has obtained operational permit as a social organisation from the provincial office for social services.

Tax registration number (NPWP) is 02.427.860.8-922.000

organisational structure

The organisation, described in the foundation statutes, reflects the legal requirements for foundations in Indonesia. There is a Patron (governing board), a Supervisor (supervisory board or internal auditor), and a Board of Management (executive board, consisting of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer).

The Board of Management has hired an Executive Director, responsible for daily management including administration and finances.

The Board of Management has also hired a Special Adviser, who’s responsibilities include advising and assisting the Board and the Director, as well as acting as Executive Director as required.

Officers including project staff will be hired as required.

Management composition:

  • Board of Management, Chair:  Ms Naomi Kitu Homa R
  • Board of Management, Secretary:  Ms Asnat Kitu Homa
  • Board of Management, Treasurer:  Ms Ana Ratu
  • Founder:  Mr Basil Rolandsen
  • Supervisor:  Ms Dorkas Kitu Homa
  • Executive Director:  Ms Naomi Kitu Homa R
  • Special Adviser:  Mr Basil Rolandsen