Annual Report of the Sata Foundation for the Year 2010


I. Donations


In the year 2010, the Sata Foundation made the following donations.


(1) Shechen Clinic in Baudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal
(http://karuna-shechen.org/)

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 Foundation was informed by DILA that there was no worthy winner of the Sata Prize for the year 2010 .The last time the Sata Prize was awarded was in the year 2009, 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) Association Coup d’Pouce

In August 2010, the Sata Foundation donated the money raised from a fundraising activity to l'Association Coup d’Pouce, a charitable organization set up in 2001 to help children in Burgundy who have cancer. (Address: 8 rue du vieux chêne, 21110 IZIER ; Tel. : 03 25 87 08 13 ; E-mail : CoupPouce@wanadoo.fr; Site internet : www.coup-d-pouce.fr)

(4) Donation: 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: info@banromsai.jp; mobile phone number (+66) (81) 8835882; fax number (+66) (53) 427434; URL : http://www.banromsai.org.

In 2007 and 2008, the Sata Foundation made significant donation to the BHF.

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 only in March 2010. In other words, the Sata Foundation’s donation to the BHF was deferred to 2010. On 13 April 2010, the Sata Foundation donated a sum to the Banyan Home Foundation to help these HIV-infected children assimilate into society.

The Sata Foundation’s donation for the year 2010 covered athletic competitions, youth soccer matches, table tennis matches, pétanque matches between the Ban Rom Sai children and participants from outside the Ban Rom Sai. The 90 to 127 persons participating on each occasion were the HIV-infected youngsters of Ban Rom Sai, the villagers living near Ban Rom Sai and guest referees. The Sata Foundation’s donation also covered the costs of: (a) teaching the children at the Ban Rom Sai and nearby villages to love reading, (b) the Ban Rom Sai Summer Camp from 21-14 April 2010, (c) the maintenance of the Ban Rom Sai’s Community Library, and (d) part of the Ban Rom Sai’s Youth Football Team project. As a result, the children at the ban Rom Sai have been accepted and successfully assimilated to the society where they live.

Thank You Letter from BHF

(5) Friends of the Leukemia Research Fund NPO 

On 20 July 2010, the Sata Foundation made a donation to the Friends of the Leukemia Research Fund NPO. (Address: Friends of Leukemia Research Fund Hassyu Bldg, 2-7-14 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001; Tel 03-3593-3341; E-mail luekaemia@flrf.gr.jp; http://www.FLRF.gr.jp/(Japanese only))

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 6th Run for Peace Rally on 8 August 2010 in Chailly, Burgundy, France. There were approximately 500 cyclists, led by Bernard Hinault, participating in the Rally (compared to 453 cyclists in 2007 and 536 cyclists in 2008, and 550 cyclists in 2009), with over one hundred onlookers and supporters in attendance. The fund raised by the Sata Foundation from this event was donated to Coup d'Pouce. (See (3) above.)

This event has inspired rallies for peace in some other parts of the world, including Japan, which hosted the 3rd Meiji-Jingu Outer Garden University Criterium in 2009, to which the Sata Foundation made some donations in 2009 and 2010, so as to keep this tradition going from strength to strength.


Professor Kriangsak Kittichaisaree
Executive Director,
Sata Foundation
25 March 2011

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