People of Myanmar are well known for their gentle nature, kind heart, sincerity, generosity and a great helping hand. In Myanmar, various type of non profitable groups and non governmental organizations are formed to help out physical, educational and well being of the country men especially youth and children.
These days, many such organizations are starting to use blogs to announce and publish their organizations’ activities. Among them:
Open Eyed Society – a charity organization including volunteers and donors to improve life of children.
Donation Activity at a primary school
Image from: Open Eyed Society
# OES is a voluntary group formed by young volunteers.
# OES aims at improving life of children mainly caring their education and health with voluntary services.
# OES education promotion program mainly includes supporting children from poor families giving priority to orphans.
# OES health care program includes giving medical treatment and fees to the children under our care. In fact, donors are invited to give away the charitable things such as clothes and stationery including cash for the sake of improving our children's life.
Ku Tho Daw Library Project – A young man’s dream to educate his native village youths of Bagan.
Kids reading books at Ku Tho Daw Library
Image from: Kuthodaw library – Bagan
Project or Promise.
- To distribute the books, journal, news paper
- To practice and encourage the reading habit.
- To be a source where public can access easily for learning & knowledge.
- To make formal educational information more accessible to youth.
- To organize symposium / conference as much as possible
- To organize summer class (English speaking class, computer basic and some supplement course for who working in tourist Industry etc)
- To create a well-informed linkage among youth of different professions.
- To extend the library with multimedia equipments as soon as we have enough courage
- To sponsor the education for some orphanage (co-operations with local women affairs association)
Helping Hand – founded by a group of friends and concentrating on orphanage children educations and well beings.
Blogger Yan Aung has also set up the “Myanmar Blogger Foundation (MBF)” via his PayPal account for “The Mae Tao Clinic” which was founded by Dr. Cynthia Maung at Mae Sot. He urges all Myanmar bloggers to help donate for the clinic.
Please help Dr. Cynthia Maung and her associates for the welfare of Mae Tao Clinic by donating some of your earnings. Your donation will be a great benefit to some poor kids, old and disabled people in the remote areas of Burma, a.k.a, Myanmar.
You can watch the videos on Dr. Cynthia Maung and information on her clinic here. Some of the services provided by the clinic are as followed:
The Mae Tao Clinic’s reach extends far beyond its base in Mae Sot. It supports mobile clinics serving Burma’s internally displaced persons (IDP). The Clinic’s community service programs include a home at Umphium Mae refugee camp for unaccompanied children.
The Clinic also supports schools and boarding houses that serve the families of local migrant workers and our staff. In addition it sponsor women's organizations, health education and community awareness events at refugee camps.
It is expected that more of such individuals and organizations will be using blogs to promote their activities. It is also a great pleasure to see Myanmar youths starting to utilize the full potential of blogging(web) medium for multiple purposes.