For some years now, Mike Day and the team from IndiCater have been proud to show our support for MyanmarAid, an outstanding children’s charity based in Myanmar, formerly Burma.
In recent months, Gill Bye, Client Account Manager at IndiCater, paid a visit to Ngapali Beach to catch up with some of the children there and see first-hand the sterling work of the founders Sue and Sahin Ozturk. Mike sponsors a child attending the school at Ngapali Beach, so the visit was very special indeed.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of MyanmarAid and the people behind it, please read on!
Who Are MyanmarAid?
The history of the Trust goes back to a trip to Myanmar in 1998, which changed Sue & Sahin’s lives. Touched by the plight of a boy whose mother could not afford to feed him or send him to school, they decided to pay for his education along with two other children. Helped by many people, there are now well over 250 children being sponsored. A school was built to teach English. The children are so enthusiastic and keen to learn, that they arrive up to two hours early for classes.
What MyanmarAid Does
- Sponsor poor children through the state education.
- Help establish a bond between school children in Myanmar and other countries for nurturing greater understanding of the world beyond local boundaries.
- Provide healthcare for the children of Lintha Village if families can’t afford doctor’s fees. Children could die of diseases that can be readily treated.
- Provide English lessons free of charge.
- Provide use of the Andrew Clark Trust Library which was opened in 2005 and has over 2500 books. It has a full time librarian and is open 6 days a week. Around 200 books are borrowed each week.The Trust believes that every child should have the opportunity to go to school and have the right to fulfil their potential, thus enabling them as adults to break the cycle of poverty.
- To teach English, to all the community, both children and adults, enabling them to get jobs in tourism. English is also necessary should they want to train in medicine, science and IT as well as in many other fields.
- To give children the chance of basic education, and for our brightest ones, the chance of further education.
- To provide children with access to medical healthcare, and if funds allow, offer this to adults.
To find out more or make a donation to this worthwhile and meaningful cause, visit: www.myanmaraid.org.uk