our vision come to life

This foundation was started informally by Irena Dean in 1997. She raised funds from her class mates and friends in Japan to help some Indonesian students who live in our neighborhood in Bandung. Most of them are children of “becak” (cyclo) drivers and house-helpers who earn just enough for living. They are having problem to continue their study because of long delay of payment of the tuition fee, and the schools threatened them to leave.

An Investment In Knowledge Pays The Best Interest

She saw this problem, and realized that she can help them to pay the fee. That‘s how it started.

In 2002, there was an in flow of refugees fled from Maluku island to Java to avoid a religious conflict that already kill thousands of people. Having no job nor shelter, we also try to help several children to enter school and pay their tuition. 

In January 2003, we decided to set up “For the Better Future Foundation” which purpose is to continue our support to children. 

The foundation is also the reflection of our gratitude to our friends, family and our former schools and universities who support our education when we needed it. It’s time for us to pay back and we wish to reach more and more children who can benefit from our foundation.


Chuck & Anita


FOUNDER // owner


We believe that every child has the right to education. A good education is a foundation for a better future. But, unfortunately, not every child has access to education. Therefore, we hope that the foundation can be heartfelt people who share the same vision with us and wish to help children by contributing their time, money, or prayer.


Pioneer / Volunteer

Elisa Dean


Evina dean