Annual Report of the Sata Foundation for the Year 2018
In the year 2018, the Sata Foundation made the following donations.
(1) Banyan Home FoundationThe 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. [→ Note 1]
In 2018, the Sata Foundation made a donation to Ban Rom Sai, a continuation of the Sata Foundation's donation to this charity since 2007. The donation for 2018 went to support the following projects that ran all year round:
In the past, the Sata Foundation made regular or even annual donations to a number of charities. Fortunately, these charities have become successful in raising funds internationally on their own and no longer have to rely on the donation from a small charitable foundation like the Sata Foundation.
(3) 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 a Prize, valued at US$2,000, for the best international law essay of between 8,000 and 14,000 words by Asian international legal scholars under the age of 40. The winning essays are published in the Asian Yearbook of International Law, under the auspices of the Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). [→ Note 2] The Asian Yearbook informs the world about Asian perspectives on international law that underpins world peace and the international legal order. The Prize, called the ‘Sata Prize' until 2011 and, at the insistence of Mr. Sata, the ‘DILA Prize' thereafter, 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.
II. The Madonna of Nagasaki and World Peace
(1) Run for Peace Rally 2018
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.
(2) Dinner to Raise Awareness about the Plight of Refugees
In the evening of 28 July 2018, the Sata Foundation organized a dinner attended by the major sponsors and participants of the Run for Peace. One objective of the dinner was to show solidarity with the countries receiving most of the Syrian refugees; namely, Turkey and Lebanon, which have had by far a higher concentration of Syrian refugees per capita than any other country. The presentation by Mr. Münir Isker from Turkey and Mr. Maroun Torbey from Lebanon about the dire situations in their respective countries was very well received by the dinner guests. This event helped raise awareness among the general public in France about the plight of refugees and contributed to the alleviation of the hostile attitude towards refugees and other asylum seekers that had become prevalent in Europe. It fulfilled the Sata Foundation's humanitarian objective of securing a better and more humane world through the enhancement of understanding among peoples of the value of peace, especially the prevention and ending of wars that send refugees across the borders of war-torn countries, and respect for universally recognized human rights – in this case the rights of refugees.
(3) Fundraising for a Local Cause
At that same dinner on 28 July 2018, the Sata Foundation raised €2,000 for the local chapter of L'Association Etoiles Bleues[→ Note 4] which takes care of the orphans and families of the members of the French police killed on duty. This was also part of the Sata Foundation's humanitarian mission.
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