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Yayasan Dedikasi Tjipta Indonesia - Dedication to Innovation

We are a non-profit organization based in Makassar, Eastern Indonesia.
Our key areas are Leprosy and Disability.

Our Vision

We strive for a sustainable world where all people can live a dignified and equitable life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate and support the empowerment of marginalised and vulnerable communities, especially those affected by leprosy.
Our aim is to ensure that all people can fully enjoy their rights. We pay special attention to young people, women and girls to enable them to live without exclusion in an environmentally friendly and just society.

We work closely together with PerMaTa South Sulawesi

Projects and Activities

SHF: Young Scholar Program

From April 2024, the Sasakawa Health Foundation, together with Felehansen in Colombia and PerMaTa-YDTI in Indonesia, will launch a trial that aims

Update on Saldi, April 2024

Saldi, 18 years old, has been bedridden for 3 years due to complications from his previous leprosy infection. We have been caring for him since December 2022 and he now lives in the ward of the Jongaya Leprosy Settlement in Makassar. Thanks to the help of Dr Wim Theuvenet, the severe ulcers that covered his body are now a thing of the past! However, both his knees are stiffened at a 20-degree angle and he cannot straighten them. Our hope now is conservative stretching and an operation at the end of 2024.

At the beginning of April, Ryan came by, a young man who has been paralysed since an accident and fought back his life in Makassar, which is not accessible for wheelchair users. We hope he was able to give Saldi a little motivation!

We would like to thank for your ongoing support: 

  • The Leprosy Mission Netherlands (TLM NL) and Dr Wim Theuvenet. 
  • Somoi Makassar, a Dutch NGO that helps children with disabilities, which covers Saldi’s care and food for one year!
  • Dr Iswahyudi from RSTC and Dr Ira Nong from RS Wahidin for their concern about Saldi’s knees.


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