Zin Maung Maung as head of TEAMS – Teaching English Association for Monastic Schools has written us the following message: In the response to the current pandemic and in order to limit spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19); for the safety of all students, trainees, foreign volunteers and staffs, TEAMS has been temporarily closed since 18 March 2020. Our program, TEAMS creates a diverse, inclusive community which can access English Language learning through modern teaching methods to improve the quality of …
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 …
Brigitte Falkenstein is “our specialist for the care of the godchildren”. At the beginning of February she travelled to Myanmar in this capacity. Here a short report. KB Beginning of February I spent one week in our office in Myanmar. Together with our staff in Mandalay and Mingun we exchanged ideas how to improve the administration of godchildren. But we also discussed what can be done to intensify the contact between godchildren and godparents in both directions. In Mingun Kyaw …
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. Nun ist der zweite Teil des “Augen-Projektes”  nach 5-wöchiger intensiver Arbeit zu Ende gegangen. Thomas Kosinski und Sabine Bräuer haben Bilanz gezogen und  die zukünftige Arbeit skizziert. Nicht zuletzt kommt dies in der Namensänderung zum Ausdruck: German Eyesight Project (GEP). Das Deutsche Augenlicht-Projekt. In diesem Fall dürfen …
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.   Die diesmal fünfwöchige Projektzeit neigt sich dem Ende zu. 500 Kinder sind nun untersucht – eine Zahl, die nur dank tatkräftiger Hilfe der Lehrer und Lehrerinnen erreicht werden konnte. Die beiden ersten Projektziele – Augentests an allen 5 – 8-jährigen Kindern und die Schulung der Lehrer, …
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. Unter dem folgenden Link finden Sie weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit das Projekt durch Online-Spenden zu unterstützen:  https://www.kinderbrillenmyanmar.de/wie-kann-ich-spenden-helfen/ Inzwischen wurden über 300 Kinder untersucht – außer an der PDO und drei kleinen Schulen in Mingun in zwei weiteren Schulen in Mandalay und einer Schule im rund 45 …
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. . Unter dem folgenden Link finden Sie weitere Informationen und die Möglichkeit das Projekt durch Online-Spenden zu unterstützen:  https://www.kinderbrillenmyanmar.de/wie-kann-ich-spenden-helfen/ Es sind jetzt knapp zwei Jahre her, dass Thomas Kosisnki und Sabine Bräuer das Kinderbrillenprojekt in Mandalay und den umgebenden Orten gestartet hatten. Damals  waren sie schon auf …
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 …