Patenkinder in Mingun nach Verteilung der Masken / Godchildren in Mingun after distribution of masks   A big thank you is given to our member Mr. Hartkamp. He has organized the delivery of 600 mouth-nose-masks, which were sent from China directly to Dr Tin Shein from the school clinic of Phaung Daw Oo (PDO). This is a great contribution to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus. The masks have been distributed already. One part remains for the school clinic, another …
  Only a few days after the start of the fundraising campaign, enough money had already been received to make a first transfer to Myanmar. Immediately rice, eggs, oil and salt were bought and distributed. Win Aung sent us a series of photos and a report. Both can be found below. Of course the fundraising campaign continues. At the end of this article you will find the “donation button”. Many thanks in advance. 18. April 2020 kb Win Aung wrote: …
Information About the Impact of COVID-19 on the Families of our Godchildren For a long time no COVID-19 cases were reported from Myanmar. But meanwhile COVID-19 has reached the country also officially. The government had started already several weeks back with precautionary measures. All universities and education institutes were closed. Schools were not directly impacted since anyhow the 3-months holidays have started beginning of March. All official Thingyan events were cancelled. Cinemas and theatres are closed since few weeks, as …
We made it! It took about half a year until this great donation finally arrived at Phaung Daw Oo Monastic High School (PDO). It was certainly not a trivial routine matter. On the contrary. Everyone involved worked together in such a way that this complicated task was successfully completed. Thomas Stöcklin was involved as the donor. DHL as a generous and professional carrier. Win Aung pulled the strings in Myanmar. And the Förderverein  Help-Myanmar e.V.  provided the necessary papers and …
Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Jetzt, wo die erste Phase des Kinderbrillen-Projektes fast beendet ist, hat uns DHL ( Deutsche Post DHL Group) auf phantastische Weise geholfen, die fertigen Brillen an den Bestimmungsort in Mandalay zu senden. In der Rekordzeit von wenigen  Tagen nahmen die Pakete ihren Weg von Hamburg-Düsseldofr-Frankfurt- Yangon-Mandalay in …
Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Ein schönes Weihnachtsgeschenk könnte man in unseren Breiten sagen. Jedoch ist Weihnachten eher von untergeordneter Bedeutung in Myanmar. Besser wäre: Ein schönes Geschenk zu Full Moon. Vollmond war genau am 14. Dezember 2016, an dem Tag  als die Lieferung in Mandalay eintraf. Und dass alles so schnell, …
vorbereitende Arbeiten – preliminary works Foto: Zin Maung Maung Before it did not look nice and clean behind the NTTC building. So the students of grade 10 decided to change things and create a garden. Together with her teacher Zin Maung Maung they developped the project, made plans, cleaned the area behind the building, digged, watered and seeded roselle, pumpkin and carrot. So they have been learning what conditions plants need to grow. We call such projects „learning by doing“, …
Wie die Familie der Patenkindern Aye Chan Wai und Yun Ni zu einem neuen Haus kommen wird….oder, auch in Mingun ist es nicht einfach ein Haus zu bauen. Kyaw Kyaw schreibt eine Brandmail an die Pateneltern, dass die Familie ihr jetziges Haus verliert und zwar Ende August, da das Grundstück vom Eigentümer benötigt wird. Die Eltern sind einfache Verkäufer und haben kein Geld, um ein neues Grundstück zu kaufen, geschweige ein neues Haus zu bauen. Hektische Mails laufen zwischen Europa …
Win Aung sent us these photos from the region around Kalay. Win Aung reports:” Here are some photos after the water level down. You can see how is the situation of village houses with mud / bog which is about half meter high with very bad smell.” They have no tools to clean it. I will find some solution how we can do it. I will go back to Kalay on coming Friday evening. We are still collecting funds for …