Purnawan Budisetia is the Founder of Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan (YPK) Bali. Since its inception in 2001, Purnawan has grown YPK Bali into an impactful non-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing rehabilitation services and educational support to the Balinese people. He took the selfless steps to create a volunteer movement upon witnessing extreme disadvantages in his community. Pak Purnawan’s mission was to provide accessible health and education services to people with a physical disability. The inaccessibility to quality public healthcare was absent so Pak Purnawan committed his life’s work to providing vital services to this disadvantaged groups.
The deep commitment to promoting equity among the community was at the heart of Pak Purnawan’s aspiration to provide comprehensive and tailored support to people living with a physical disability. Today, YPK Bali has aided over 60,000 people. Transforming and enhancing the lives of individuals is YPK’s motivation and lifelong objective.
In the beginning, as a teacher at a Framing School in Central Java, Pak Purnawan left his position in 1990 and moved to Bali to join a non for profit organisation helping thousands of farmers and small traders in the local markets to develop their business through a micro finance scheme.
Committed to working in non for profit organisations which spanned over 30 year, Pak Purnawan specialised in Micro Enterprise Development, Community and Humanity Development. He participated in the National and International social project competition, including being named the Development Marketplace winner by the World Bank in 2005 and was a finalist in Washington DC in 2008.
In 2014 Pak Purnawan was selected as an Ashoka Fellow. This is the largest social entrepreneurship association for innovators for the public in the United States. Ashoka selects world-class social entrepreneurs who are leading the way for an everyone-a-changemaker movement.
In 2019 YPK Bali became the recipient of the Highest Award from the Indonesian Government as the First Winner of Social Pillars Selection and Orientation, Bali Provincial Level 2019. YPK received the award for The Best INDONESIAN EXEMPLARY FOUNDATION 2019, the highest ranked exemplary foundation in Indonesia. Until 2021, Pak Purnawan led YPK Bali to receive the best “A” predicate for the Indonesian Social Welfare Accreditation and coordinated 7 other foundations that has taken Bali as the third rank of the most active province in tackling the pandemic Covid-19.
Pak Purnawan then transitioned his roles by the end of 2021 where his assistant of 12 years Wahyuni Andhityawati took over his role as organisational development coordinator. However, he remained at the forefront of YPK Bali.
Pak Purnawan held a Bachelor in Agronomy from Satya Wacana University in Salatiga – Central Java and a Master’s in Business Administration from Warnborough University – UK administrated by TotalWin Institute of Management in Yogyakarta.