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05 Nov 2023- 10 Nov 2023
Barru and Bantaeng, South Sulawesi
05 Nov 2023- 09 Nov 2023
Kota Ambon, Maluku

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

Update on Saldie

Saldi is 18 years old and has been bedridden for 3 years due to the consequences of his previous leprosy infection. Both legs are stiffened at a 20 degree angle at the knees, he cannot stretch them. His body and especially his legs are covered with wounds and scars. His family cannot take care of him. Since December 2022, he has been in the ward of Jongaya Leprosy Village in Makassar, where we are taking care of him. We hope that his legs can be operated on at some point.

We would like to thank for your ongoing support: 

  • The Leprosy Mission Netherlands (TLM NL) and Dr Wim Theuvenet. 
  • The Leprosy Programme in Makassar with Ibu Sierly and Ns. Uleng, Balai Kulit with Dr Musafirah. Dr Antoneta. 
  • Yayasan Anak Bangsa, Yayasan BaKTI, Baznas, PADI project (HWDI Sulsel and NLR Indonesia).
  • Anna Barnes, Dr. Riby Machmoed, Dr Marlous Grijsen, the staff of the Tamalate Health Centre, Maureen Maspaitella.

Update 15 Oct 23: We are very happy to announce that we now receive long-term support for Saldi from Somoi Makassar, a Dutch non-governmental organisation in Makassar that helps children with disabilities, which will cover Saldi’s care and food for one year! This changes everything and we can relax and focus on his recovery!