Didit Adidananta

Ashoka Fellow
Condong Catur, D.I. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fellow Since 1988


This profile was prepared when Didit Adidananta was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1988.
The New Idea
Didit is setting out to help street children grow to become independent, self-esteeming, skilled and employed (or self-employed) adults who can fit well into the mainstream of Indonesian society.

He is setting up an open house, which provides shelter, peer-care, innovative education, skills training, income generation, and saving schemes for hundreds of street children. More than 200 street children have been part of the home, and he is beginning to establish open houses in other urban areas (Surabaya and metropolitan Jakarta so far) with the help of his alumni.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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