Annual Report of the Sata Foundation for the Year 2009
In the year 2009, the Sata Foundation made the following donations.
(1) Shechen Clinic in Baudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
This is a continuation of the Foundation’s donations to the Clinic.
For years, the Sata Foundation has been providing financial support to the Shechen Clinic in an overcrowded suburb of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Clinic provides quality medical care, regardless of religious, ethnic or political background, to the large community that includes refugees and other people from the mountain regions. Services are provided on a sliding scale cost bases and, in the case of very poor patients, all medical care and medicines are provided at no cost. The Clinic treats over 3,500 patients a month. The services provided include: general medicine, pharmacy, analysis laboratory, tuberculosis (D.O.T.), orthopedic, reproductive health, counseling for HIV and AIDS patients and their family; homeopathy, Tibetan medicine, Tibetan medicine factory, acupuncture, dental clinic, and dental laboratory.(2) Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA)
The Sata Foundation continues to promote international rules of law in Asia by awarding annually the Sata Prize, valued at US$2,000 from the year 2005 onward, for the best international law essays by young Asian international legal scholars. The winning essays are published in the Asian Yearbook of International Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: Leiden/Boston), under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). The Asian Yearbook informs the world about Asian perspectives on international law that underpins world peace and the international legal order. The Sata Prize thus serves to enhance the “understanding among peoples of all cultures, religions and beliefs of the value of peace and respect for universally recognized human rights”, which is part of the Sata Foundation's Mission Statement.
The Sata Prize for the year 2009 was awarded to Mr Amin Ghanbari Amirhandeh from Iran for his article entitled “An Examination of the Plea of Self-Defence vis-à-vis Non-State Actors”.(3) Donations to l’Odyssée de Lancelot and Alexia Teufel
L’Odyssée de Lancelot is a charitable foundation set up for meningitis patients.
Alexia Teufel is a charitable foundation for patients suffering from motor disorders. Both beneficiaries of the donations are in France.(4) Donation to Banyan Home Foundation
The Banyan Home Foundation (BHF) which operates the Ban Rom Sai Children’s Home for HIV/AIDS-infected children was set up by Mrs. Miwa Natori from Japan.
It is located at 23/1 Moo 4 Tambon Namprae, Ampur Hangdong, Chiangmai Province, Thailand 50230. (E-mail: email@example.com; mobile phone number (+66) (81) 8835882; fax number (+66) (53) 427434; URL : http://www.banromsai.org.
The Sata Foundation has been providing a series of donations to the BHF since 2007.
In 2009, the BHF requested the Sata Foundation to support its project to establish new a fund for medical expenses. Since at present the HIV-infected children at the Ban Rom Sai still get medicine and medical check up from OXFAM free of charge and for an indefinite period, the Sata Foundation asked the BHF to come up with another proposal that needed immediate, tangible support from the Sata Foundation. The proposal was submitted to and approved by the Sata Foundation in March 2010 and subsequently the Sata Foundation promptly gave the requested donation to the BHF.
II. The Madonna of Nagasaki and World Peace
After the return of the Madonnagasaki to the Urakami Church on the 60th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in August 2005, much of the Sata Foundation’s objective relating to the Madonnagasaki has been accomplished. The Sata Foundation will continue to campaign for world peace with the Madonnagasaki as the main inspiration.
In 2005, the Sata Foundation sponsored the first “Run for Peace” Cycling Rally and related events in France on 6 August 2005 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively) and to promote the humanitarian mission of the Sata Foundation. After the great success of the 1st rally, the Peace Rally is held every year.
The Sata Foundation organized the 5th Run for Peace Rally on 1 August 2009 in Chailly, Burgundy, France. There were more than 550 cyclists, led by Bernard Hinault, participating in the Rally (compared to 453 cyclists in 2007 and 536 cyclists in 2008), with over one hundred onlookers and supporters in attendance. The event raised funds for the Sata Foundation, a substantial portion of which was donated to l’Odyssée de Lancelot and Alexia Teufel in France.
This event has inspired rallies for peace in some other parts of the world, including Japan, which hosted the 3rd Meiji-Jingu Gaien University Student Bicycle Criterium Race in 2009, to which the Sata Foundation also helped sponsor.
Professor Kriangsak Kittichaisaree