Annual Report of the Sata Foundation for the Year 2022
I. Support for Other Foundations
(1) Aid for War Victims in Ukraine
In December 2022, the Sata Foundation made a donation to Medair for the Ukraine Emergency to provide life-saving emergency aid for Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons during the 10-month period from 1 March to 31 December 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian war that started in February 2022.
(2) Aid to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
The Sata Foundation made a donation to Partners NGO (Rohingya Refugee Crisis) to help relieve the sufferings of the ethnic and religious group of persons called the “Rohingya”, normally residing in Myanmar who have escaped persecution and human rights abuses by the military regime in Myanmar, which has been well described in a book authored by the Executive Director of the Sata Foundation.
(3) Donation to the Shechen Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship
On 15 December 2022, the Sata Foundation made a donation to Dilgo Khyentse Fellowship/Shechen, a not-for-profit organization, to help raise the funds needed to complete the Kindergarten Complex for the youngest boys at Shechen School in Kathmandu, Nepal. This donation fits the Sata Foundation’s Mission Statement because the spiritual mission of that charity is part of our mission to enhance understanding and compassion among peoples all over the world. In other words, the donation will help train the future educators of world peace and understanding among human-beings.
II. The Madonna of Nagasaki and World Peace
Run for Peace Rally 2022
Since 2005, the Sata Foundation has sponsored the “Run for Peace” Cycling Rally in Chailly-sur-Armançon, France, to commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively) and to promote public awareness of the human sufferings caused by the use of nuclear weapons as well as the need to ensure that scientific knowledge is used for human health and well-being, and not as weapons of destruction.
III. Upholding World Peace
With a view to enhancing 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, in 2022 the Sata Foundation spent a lot of time exploring the possibility of setting up the annual Sata Prize at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Due to the COVID-19 situation that compelled the University staff to work from home and teach online most of the time, the process to finalize the agreement and commitment between the Sata Foundation and the University was quite slow.
(Signed) K. Kittichaisaree
Click here to close this window