After the tragic death of Annika Linden in the terror bombing of the Sari nightclub in Kuta, Bali, in 2002, the Annika Linden Foundation was formed to create something positive out of this terrible tragedy. In the following nine years, the Annika Linden Foundation funded 16 projects across Bali, Thailand, and India working alongside small non profits addressing issues affecting some of society’s most marginalised groups.
In 2012, after 10 years of memorial to Annika’s life, the Annika Linden Foundation became the Inspirasia Foundation.
Today, we continue supporting many of the same long term projects, and we have built a health and education centre in Bali. The Annika Linden Centre opened in October 2012, as a commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the tragic bombing in Kuta. The Annika Linden Centre’s support and coordination of health and education facilities and services for the disadvantaged in Bali will be a lasting memorial to Annika’s spirit on the island of Bali. Learn more about the Annika Linden Centre.
Over the next three years, we expect to increase our portfolio from 16 to 25 projects, across Asia.
We have always been, and still are, a non-political, non-religious foundation.
How many times in life do people ask themselves, “What direction do I want to go in next?”. At Inspirasia, we believe that is the wrong place to start. The first question should be, “What is my destination?” When you understand this you can find your direction.
Many people are trapped in a world where they cannot move and where they don’t have possibilities. Whether it is because of a lack of mobility due to a physical disability, lack of education through lack of opportunity or lack of hope in the case of those caught in the net of drug abuse or prostitution.
At the Inspirasia Foundation we have two goals:
The first is to create the chance for the disadvantaged to lead a fulfilling, happy, and healthy life. We are not looking to make them wealthy, but to give them the possibility of achieving a better quality of life through access to education, health care and programs that provide new opportunities.
The second is to encourage the disadvantaged to use their newfound possibilities. We inspire them and spur them on to reach their potential.
The initials of the Inspirasia foundation are IF. Inspiration is about influence and change. At the Foundation we ask “What IF …”
“What IF you could be mobile again?”
“What IF you could continue your education?”
“What IF you could beat your addiction?”
How do we achieve this, now we know our destination and have set our direction?
We work with small non profits dedicated to providing possibilities. We fund projects and train leaders to maximise the potential of their resources and help improve as many lives as possible.
If you feel inspired by our philosophy and the individuals who have themselves asked “What IF…” and succeeded in getting to their destination, you can get more information by reading the features and articles on this website.
For more information on our partners, or our approach to philanthropy, don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.