ROLE Foundation & SOLEMEN TO ‘WALK THE Bukit for a Sustainable Future’ ON 22-25th September 2011 –

A 4-Day Walk In Support of Children, Women’s Education and the Environment

The first ‘The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future’ has been announced for 22nd-25th September 2011. Organized by ROLE Foundation in partnership with SoleMen Indonesia, the 4-day walk aims to raise awareness and generate funds for underprivileged children in Indonesia, women’s literacy and vocational skills training and environmental restoration projects in South Bali.

‘The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future’’ invites local business, hotels and individuals living in the Bukit to get involved and support these causes. They can make cash donations, purchase tickets for a raffle prize draw, sponsor the event or make a personal pledge to help the planet and reduce their environmental impact.

Rotarian SoleMen UK’s Robert Epstone and French Daniel Chieppa with his Balinese wife ‘Lady Soles’ Yatna, and Swiss SoleMan Beat Schmid de Gruneck will walk barefoot a circuit that will take them around the whole Bukit peninsular.

Together with ROLE Foundation, the organizers of ‘The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future’, they will meet with local business and hotels along the route to collect cash donations and pledges.

They will also meet with Bali Life Foundation an orphanage in the Bukit and Eco Surf Rescue Uluwatu a non-profit waste management project installing trash collection and sewerage.

During the walk ROLE Foundation hopes to attract new students. ROLE is inviting unskilled women from the Bukit area to sign-up to its free education program with courses in literacy and vocational skills training.


Route for ‘The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future’

  • The walk starts from ROLE’s Town Leaning Center in Jalan Siligita Nusa Dua on Thursday 22nd September.
  •  It will pass through Ungasan, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Jimbaran, and the final leg passing through Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua to Sawangan.
  •  The walk ends at ROLE’s Eco-Learning Park, Sawangan with a celebratory ‘Children’s Funday’ event at the park on Sunday 25th September

Parties interested in making cash donations, sponsorship or getting involved with this year’s event can contact ROLE Foundation by email: or phone: 0361 8078805 / 081 338 157924

ROLE Foundation hopes that ‘The Bukit Walk for a Sustainable Future’ will be a success and become an annual charity event to raise funds and awareness for programs in the area. DOWNLOAD bukit walk form [pdf]