Hermann Gmeiner Award 2006

Witnowati, Indonesia

The award winner of 2006 was Witnowati from Indonesia, a nurse grown up in SOS Children’s Village Lembang who managed to set up a midwifery centre to provide care to people from the neighbourhood.


"My goal is to build a small hospital one day, where we have all the necessary equipment and where people can afford to get treatment. This is how I hope to be able to help even more people in the future."

The prize money that came with the Hermann Gmeiner Award was another stepping stone towards making Witnowati's dream come true, as for example she was able to invest in modern medical equipment.


Read more about the current situation in Lembang in a letter of Witnowati