When money seemed to be the "commander", then the concern some people in the neighborhood, especially those who are far away from life, the more faded. Especially in big cities, concern and empathy to those who are less fortunate fate increasingly eroded. Not surprisingly, being a volunteer is not expected.
Maka, it's not easy for Esthi Susanti to work for fellow human beings. In fact, until the age of 50 years, it still stands at a crossroads. Should continue its activities as a volunteer at the NGO Hotline, or live a normal life like any other person.
However, the second of 10 children, is not merely follow the wishes of the actual human. "Apparently, I was given the task to continue to volunteer. This is a call," he said in a speech, in early October in Surabaya.
He went back to undergo routine and busyness chastened. Starting the new day, Esthi Hotline volunteers assist with a sex worker who will give birth. Sex workers began removing amniotic fluid, while the money that he had only Rp 70,000.
Caesarean section so that the baby is born with the possibility of free HIV / AIDS should be done, and it was already past midnight. All helter-skelter, but thanks to the coordination with doctors, a healthy baby was born by caesarean section.
In the same week, a sex worker with the HIV virus that has infected brain tissue dying day count. His biggest wish is to meet with the family. Hotline volunteers trying to fulfill the last wish of the sex workers to look for his family. Volunteers find them in Ponorogo.
When initially refused to meet with the patient's family, the volunteers provide a persuasive explanation. The patient's family would eventually take care of him until his death people living with HIV / AIDS. Reconciliation occurs and the patient dying with dignity.
Advocacy and assistance to people with HIV / AIDS consistently done Esthi since 1992. He also provide guidance and protection for
See List of Prominent Womenfemale poor.
Esthi a career
See List of ActivistsActivist when managing consulting firm via phone at Surabaya named Surya Daily Hotline at 1989. This job offer
See List of Journalistsreporter Compass, Valens Doy (deceased) and Max Margono. Esthi then left his job as a teacher in the high school guidance and counseling 2 Petra Surabaya.
In 1991, USAID offers epidemiology and susceptibility studies of HIV / AIDS in Dolly, Surabaya. Esthi agreed. The research aims at the same time menyosialisasi condom use.
Unexpectedly, Surya Hotline frozen in 2000 so Esthi almost stopped as
See List of ActivistsActivist. However, when the Australian Embassy, which then disburse funds, ask Esthi continuing HIV / AIDS prevention, career
See List of ActivistsActivist increasingly assertive. Hotline be nongovernmental organizations completely.
"At that time I also was in the intersection, if it had to stop, I stopped. However it turns out God has a plan," he said.
It is not easy because of condom use in 2000 was like a block wall. The only way to reduce the vulnerability of sex workers from HIV / AIDS is an umbrella law, local regulations. The Government has clearly rejected the use of condoms for fear menyosialisasi assessed legalize prostitution.
Esthi proposal about a new legal framework was accepted in 2004. Regional Regulation No. 5 of 2004 on the Prevention and Control of HIV / AIDS in East Java was published. The regulations to be followed by a pilot and 100 districts / cities and seven provinces. Esthi Surabaya was awarded an Academy Award as a model citizen.
"The award affirms the media and writing my work so that it can pass through any point stop and keep fighting. Now I emphasize the effectiveness of the regulations," he said.
Become one of the key updates in assistance efforts for people living with HIV / AIDS. He offers a method of mental healing crisis people with HIV / AIDS (PLWHA) with photography and knitting. Method of healing through photography has begun to include two professional photographers to teach some PLWHA.
"For psychological problems, I and several counselors directly treating patients," said Esthi.
While his concern for
See List of Prominent Womenfemale poor lack knowledge driven them to seek treatment. The problem is, many mothers of poor households affected by reproductive tract infections, but their treatment is often only using traditional ingredients.
Therefore, from 2003, Hotline set up a clinic with a simple laboratory. This clinic helps Hotline works based on facts on the ground.
"It is not easy to maintain the clinic which is also a protection
See List of Prominent Womenfemale to stay healthy, "he said.
Help fund only until 2005 and Esthi should think of various ways to finance the operations of the clinic as well as protection for people living with HIV / AIDS, such as creating a calendar with photographs of people living with HIV.
"We are trying to survive, and should be," he said.
Throughout life, said Esthi, who was born from a family shoe merchant in Salatiga, is resistance. He was born in a family of Chinese descent status of foreign citizens (WNA). As a result, he faced discrimination to continue education after high school. Tuition fees for foreign citizens at least Rp 1 million, while for ordinary citizens (native) only Rp 2,000-Rp 3,000. He also had to take care of themselves permission from the Ministry of Education schools in Jakarta.
Therefore, always be a champion during high school, her mother continued to allow Esthi Satya school at the University of Discourse, Salatiga, majoring in Counseling.
During college, one of the activities is to follow the discussion groups and student press with Arief Budiman. After college, one of his teachers took Esthi improve education in high school 2 Petra, Surabaya. Six years he became a teacher of Guidance and Counseling, before becoming a counselor and
See List of DirectorsDirector Surya Hotline.
Resistance to be re-done because the choice activist who opposed all families choosing professional careers. New support flowing after Esthi get public recognition of activities that are consistent. e-ti
Source: Kompas, Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Author: Nina Susilo and Fabiola Ponto