Blue Mountain Social Enterprise
About Blue Mountain Social Enterprise
Blue Mountain Social Enterprise (BMSE) is a movement initiated to organize aid and support for the people in the Subang Mas sub-district. Our Kelong resort is located on Pulau Jemara, an island to the east of Pulau Rempang, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. Operating primarily through a local foundation (Yayasan), BMSE engages the ground through 4 touch points - vocational educational programs, free medical & dental clinics, agricultural projects & poverty alleviation initiatives. These touch points are achieved through goodwill partnerships with the local leadership and the Blue Mountain Kelong resort.
Hope awakened, lives transformed through community development
To inspire and empower Subang Mas communities through education, medical aid and holistic care
Pulau Jemara Locality
Primarily a subsistence fishing community, the indigenous community saw their livelihood jeopardized by the large-scale, unsustainable fishing practices in recent years. Subang Mas, Kalok and Tunjuk are three other islands within a 30-minute boat ride which are also affected by such practices and share a similar profile.
The migration of the able-bodied young adults to Batam city has left the villages vulnerable and disenfranchised. Very basic living conditions, lack of infrastructure coupled with a decade long exodus of poverty, the people are left with few dignified alternatives.
Blue Mountain Vocational Courses
By leveraging on the existing accommodation and infrastructure of Blue Mountain Kelong, we partner with volunteers and professional trainers to provide training and accredited programmes for the local youths and learners. Modules include Conversational English, Computer Literacy, Sewing, Western cooking and motorcycle servicing. These programs will be offered at a token cost to the villagers and will be financed primary from the profits of the Kelong Resort as well as desginated donations.
Free Medical & Dental Clinics
Through strategic partnerships with like-minded non-profit organizations in Singapore and Batam, BMSE will organize and dispatch trained medical professionals to the Pulau Jemara locality. This injection of expertise greatly supplements the existing medical care there which is currently provided through one medical clinic staffed by a single midwife/nurse.
Food & water is the foundation for growth for any community. BMSE understands this and plans to invest resources to develop a FAITH Garden Demonstration Project (Food Always In The Home). The aim of this project is to provide the fruits and vegetables for the day to day operation of the Kelong as well as to serve as a teaching platform to impart farming sustainable skills to the local community, opening up yet another potential income channel for the locals.
The islands around Pulau Jemara are home to over 5000 indigenous people living in villages of difference sizes. The lack of work opportunities and infrastructure keeps the district locked in a state of poverty. BMSE identifies the potential of this largely intact area as a potential tourist destination. The funds channelled into the local economy can be invested to create necessities such as water storage, basic piping, erection of fishing nets, etc.
It is the directive of BMSE to ensure each dollar vested into the economy is directed into positive and impactful projects.
Your Support makes a Difference
Your Support makes a Difference
Should our mission and projects speak to you, please contribute to our cause to transform the lives of the people of the Subang Mas sub-district.We might not miss our donation, but the people will not forget the impact.