Meet the team
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Timothy J Cameron
Founder and Executive Director
Tim spent 25 years working at senior levels in education and financial services in the USA, including running his own successful businesses. He became a recognized expert in senior management, strategic planning and development, creative problem solving and team building, and served as Chief of Staff in the United States Department of Education.
In 2013, he travelled around South East Asia. As an education expert he was distressed by the drastic inequalities in education in the countries he visited, and how this led to poverty being repeated through generations. At the same time, he began to realize how many entrepreneurs and professionals from around the world were based in the region, and were eager to do something to help tackle inequality. He realized that matching this developed talent with the undeveloped talent of South East Asia’s children might be part of the solution to the limited opportunities he had observed, and the idea for Stella’s Child was born.
Inspired, he left the corporate world, sold his possessions and moved to Bali to set up Stella’s Child with his own money. His strategic, ambitious, results driven approach saw the organization rapidly expand from working with 15 children to almost 300 just 3 years later. The network of expert volunteers who have signed up to support his vision and help mentor the children to become entrepreneurs and dynamic potential employees has grown by 200%, and include representatives from more than 20 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The Stella’s Child programs he developed and implemented have borne extraordinary results, and led to 100% of its graduates going on to find meaningful employment - with earnings exponentially higher than the national minimum wage. Driven by Tim’s passion, vision strategic thinking, management expertise and creativity, Stella’s Child has only just begun.
I Komang Andreas
Office Administrator and Creative Artist
Born in Karangasem Village, Bali, Andre, age 20, has the dream to start his own business designing and art work. Andre is a graduate of the 2014 and 2015 Stella’s Child Entrepreneurship Program where he developed his talents in the areas of design and business. He currently serves as a mentor to younger youth in the program to share his knowledge and talents in product design, leadership and communications.
Agra Utari is a co-founder of Yayasan Seva Bhuana and has recently completed her Master’s degree with the English Education Department in one of Bali’s Universities. Agra’s passion for changing the perspective of animal welfare education in Indonesia was sparked while working in one of the biggest animal welfare organisations in Bali, and led her and a couple of colleagues to form their own grass-roots animal welfare education program – Animal Shanti. With persistence, dedication and many volunteered hours, Animal Shanti eventually was expanded to become Yayasan Seva Bhuana. By working as an educator with Yayasan Seva Bhuana, Agra has been fortunate to combine her passions for animals and education.
Years of exploring and observing the education system of Indonesia, she expands her interest into assisting more breakthrough education program and found Stella’s Child. She was amazed by the dedication of the organization and joined the team in 2020 to strengthen the programs and meet many amazing individuals.
She believes that education should be given to everyone and that empowering locals to have more skills is essential for better generation of Indonesia.