Imagine your two cousins, both 29 years old with Type I diabetes, suddenly die within two months of each other
due to a lack of medication. Imagine your 38-year-old family friend has severe chest pain and is turned away from the hospital only to die later that night. Imagine your niece is administered a fatal dose of medication and dies just after her first birthday
and your 18 year old cousin is diagnosed only two weeks before she dies of HIV and Hepatitis C.
My name is Yanti Turang and this is a reality for me and my family in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Among my
family and friends, I’ve witnessed numerous health problems and deaths that could have been prevented, if only there had been education and preventative health care measures in place.
How We Are Creating It
In response to this need, I’ve created LearnToLive:Indo,
a three week traveling health care clinic that will visit four villages in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. At these clinics we will provide basic healthcare, address preventative measures, and attempt to establish critical patient follow-up. Our goal is to provide
access to healthcare in remote regions that are most in need.
In August of 2011, I raised $8,000 to fund a scouting trip with key members of the LearnToLive team. During
the trip, we received approval for the program from North Sulawesi’s health care minister then headed to each village to identify their needs and the obstacles we may encounter.
LearnToLive will be the only program of its kind operating in this part of the world.
In the summer of 2012, we will take a team of 12 doctors and nurses from all over the world to North Sulawesi
to LearnToLive. I invite you to participate by making a donation. In order for us to continue our program, we need to raise $35,000 by July 15, 2012. Here’s how your contribution will make an impact –
$1 buys a gallon of clean water a day for an Indonesian family.
$100 buys 10 mosquito nets for the prevention of malaria and dengue fever.
$1,000 sponsors 1 healthcare worker for the 2012 Learn To Live clinic.
$10,000 covers the entire cost of the healthcare clinic for 1 village.
Your generous contribution will allow us to establish quality health care in the villages of North Sulawesi
and and allow health care students and professionals from all over the world to experience the challenges of providing healthcare to these areas of North Sulawesi.
Our Story & Why You Should Support Us
Yanti Turang originally grew up Australia and now resides in New Orleans. Yanti was fortunate as a young girl to have travelled with her family to her fathers
birthplace of Indonesia. It is during these early childhood travels that Yanti’s perspective on the world was broadened and challenged her to see what else the world had to offer. Yanti began her solo travels in 1999 through Eurpoe/Asia and the America’s.
After coming across the inspiring, creative city of New Orleans, Yanti knew she had found a home outside of Australia. Yanti has lived in New Orleans over a span of 8 years. During this time Yanti received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Bachelor
of science in Nursing from Latrobe University, Melbourne Australia and is now the founder of LearnToLive.