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18 Sep 2023- 22 Sep 2023
Maros and Pangkep, South Sulawesi
24 Sep 2023- 27 Sep 2023
Barru and Bantaeng, South Sulawesi

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 17 years old and has been bedridden for 2 years due to the reactions and consequences of his leprosy. Both legs are stiffened at the knees, he cannot stretch them. His wounds are still not healing. His family cannot take care of him. Since December 2022 he has been in the ward of the leprosy village Jongaya in Makassar, where we take 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), Ibu Hanna and Yayasan Anak Bangsa, Yayasan BaKTI, Baznas, HWDI Sulsel. Anna Barnes, Dr. Riby Machmoed, the staff of the Tamalate Health Centre, Maureen Maspaitella for their private donations. The Leprosy Programme in Makassar with Ibu Sierly and Ns. Uleng, Balai Kulit with Dr Musafirah. Dr Wim Theuvenet and Dr Marlous Grijsen.
Please contact us if you can support us with the further care of Saldie.

Update 26.7.23: We now have the help of Dr Antoneta who comes every day to treat Saldi’s wounds and with this dedicated attention there is finally some progress! Many thanks also to Ns. Uleng from the Tamalate Health Centre!.