Sita Satar

Prestige Indonesia - - Feature -

Sita Satar is no stranger to so­cial causes. The wife of econ­o­mist Rizal Satar has been ac­tive in many so­cial in­sti­tu­tions over the years, no­tably Yayasan Jan­tung In­done­sia. She joined the foun­da­tion as a sec­re­tary. Now she is the Head of Fund-Rais­ing.

“It’s very easy to be in­volved in YJI be­cause it’s a solid and es­tab­lished foun­da­tion with a clear vision and mis­sion,” says Sita. One of the main pro­grammes she is proud of is ob­tain­ing med­i­ca­tion and treat­ment for ba­bies with heart de­fects. The foun­da­tion helps 60 to 70 chil­dren each year.

“Why are so many In­done­sian ba­bies born with heart de­fects? It’s usu­ally be­cause of mal­nour­ish­ment,” says Sita. “There’s a lack of ed­u­ca­tion and proper treat­ment in re­mote ar­eas. Many moth­ers are not aware of the nour­ish­ment needed in or­der to have a healthy baby. That’s why, when the baby is born, he car­ries dis­eases al­ready, which is very heart­break­ing.

“We need more funds to help th­ese chil­dren get the treat­ment they need. We can­not af­ford to let our next gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren suf­fer and waste their po­ten­tial in the fu­ture.”

BATiK Iwan TIRTa DRess CHOSSy LaTU

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