The Cause


Begawan, formerly known as Begawan Foundation, in 2022, is developing its Open Learning Community based on self-sufficiency, engagement of the community, and a focus on sustainable development. Diverse programs at Begawan began with concerns over critical challenges existing at local and global levels, particularly on conservation, education, environment, social, and cultural issues. Having a strong commitment to the future, Begawan prepares those involved in its programs for a creative and responsible role in the world, meeting the complex demands of today and tomorrow. The goal is to establish a welcoming environment that meets the needs of the local community and beyond. Begawan strives to create an inclusive space that welcomes people of all ages and social backgrounds, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or disability, while simultaneously maintaining a local profile in which Bali is reflected in all its programs. Begawan consists of an ensemble of different venues and is supported by local networks within the village. The Breeding and Release Centre is based in Banjar Begawan, the Learning Centre in Banjar Pengaji, Biji Restaurant, Farming & Cooking School are in Banjar Bayad, with Balinese dance and karate using the Balai Banjar in Pengaji. Begawan collaborates with the Pura and Puri in Melinggih Kelod, expanding to Payangan area.



Begawan arranges community-based programs focused on conservation, education, agriculture, and cultural heritage, in addition to farm-to-table dining, and retail where we sell our program-related products. We seek to have a broad impact on the local community and greater social, cultural, and environmental contexts through each of our programs.


Your contribution ensures our programs can continue to make a difference in the local community and beyond.

Begawan Community-Based Release of Critically Endangered Bali Starlings

Begawan’s Conservation Program involves the community with sustainable bird breeding, alleviating the need to take birds from the wild. Community-based conservation is often challenging and requires strong commitment and correct planning in order to be successful. Begawan has initiated and committed itself to build a long-term partnership with Melinggih Kelod Village to conserve the Bali Starling both in captivity and in the wild.

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