Balikpapan International Women's Association
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The Balikpapan International Women's Association (BIWA) was established in 1994 to give support and friendship to BIWA members and to give aid to those in need.
Over the years the BIWA has provided support for numerous local charity projects. For example, we have provided:
For more information and photographs of recent BIWA charity projects, please go to our website.
BIWA’s annual calendar project is very popular both in Indonesia and overseas. Local Balikpapan companies sponsor the production of the calendar, which contains photographs of Indonesia chosen in an annual photography competition. If you are interested in purchasing a colourful, professional calendar, please contact us.
All proceeds from calendar sales go to support BIWA charity projects. Cost of the calendar is 50,000Rp.
BIWA Activities & Events
BIWA is an active group with weekly, monthly and annual events
Members and friends make a variety of tasty foods from their home countries.
In recent years, for example, BIWA members and their guests indulged in foods from: Algeria, Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, The Netherlands, Russia, Spanish speaking ladies' group, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, U.S.A.
The cooks and chefs decorate their stalls in traditional colors and wear traditional clothing to make the event an incredibly dazzling and tasty affair!
Membership to BIWA is open to any woman who is or has been a citizen of a foreign country and is residing in Indonesia.
Membership is also open to Indonesian women who can actively contribute to BIWA activities.
For more information on membership, refer to the BIWA website.
Membership in BIWA includes the following benefits:
A book entitled "Living In Balikpapan Guide" provides a wealth of information about shops, businesses, things to see & do around Balikpapan, plus other information. A very useful tool for newcomers to Balikpapan as well as tourists visiting Balikpapan. The book is now on sale for Rp 80,000 per copy and available from BIWA. The book can be mailed anywhere in Indonesia for extra Rp 20,000 or mailed internationally for a small fee.
Last updated May 30, 2012
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