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David J. Booth MBE

Founder & Chairman of East Bali Poverty Project Invested as Member of the Order of the British Empire.


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(5/30/2005)

David Booth, the energetic founder of the East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP), has recently returned to Bali after a trip back home to the United Kingdom that included a stop at Buckingham Palace where he was invested with a MBE Award (Member of the Order of the British Empire).

David's name was announced as an MBE recipient in The Queens 2004 Birthday Honors List for "Services to sustain development in rural East Bali, Indonesia." There are an estimated 100,000 living recipients of Order of the British Empire - the order of chivalry from the British democracy bestowed on both U.K. nationals and foreigners for valuable service to the Community.

The East Bali Poverty Project

A long time resident in Indonesia, David has founded and spearheaded a community-based project on the remote, steep slopes of Bali's Mt. Agung. Arguably, one of Bali's most economically deprived regions, this area suffers from endemic iodine deficiencies – a problem exacerbated by lack of education, clean water, balanced diet and hygiene.

Working together with a talented team supported by generous donations from around the world, the EBPP assists the local community on projects that build a self-sustaining systematic solution to that community's problems. The EBPP, by prioritizing goals – such as children's education, public health deficiencies and food security has managed to effect real changes that have touched the lives of every member of that community.

Off to the Palace

David's MBE investiture occurred on April 28, 2005, thanks largely to generous sponsorship from Cathay Pacific Airways who flew him Bali-London-Bali.

Arriving at the appointed hour and looking the very picture of sartorial elegance in his rented "morning suit," David was ushered together with 60 other MBE recipients through the gates of Buckingham Palace, up the Grand Staircase, through the Royal Picture Gallery, and pass the Household Cavalry - with swords drawn, into the Main Ballroom.

Along the way an elderly equerry provided a briefing on traditional protocol and procedure. Lined up in order of presentation, the anxious awardees were led to the entrance of the Ballroom where, one by one, they were called forward, and presented to HRH The Prince of Wales who chatted briefly with each person before bestowing the medal.

After a few day's visits with friends and family in England, David J. Booth MBE was back in Bali, working with his team in East Bali in his more preferred attire of shorts, t-shirt and sandals.

Obviously humbled and honored at the recognition bestowed on him by the British Government, David publicly dedicates his award to his co-worker and Team Leader, Komang Kurniawan, who has worked tirelessly with him since the Project's founding in 1998.



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