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Monday, August 3, 2015

#SupportMyanmar - Please help the natural disaster victims in the country.

On Monday, 3 August, 2015, we will begin making transfers to the groups already in the field helping the natural disaster victims, namely Daw Khin Kyi Foundation and Wai Lu Kyaw Foundation. We are also in touch with other groups who are heading to disaster areas. Please click on the "Donate Now" button if you wish to send donations. Thank you so much!

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  • Approximately 156,000 people were affected by flood throughout the country, particularly in Sagaing Region, and Kachin and Shan States.
  • Flooding have also been reported in upper Rakhine, lower Chin and Kayin States.
  • Myanmar’s Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) reported 27 death due to the incident.
  • After visiting the affected sites, on 31 July, President Thein Sein issued a statement declaring natural disaster zones in Chin and Rakhine States and Sagaing and Wagway Regions.
  • Local authorities, ministries and departements, military and police as well as local and International NGOs are responding to the situation to provide assistance.
  • Based on the Myanmar’s Meteorology and Hydrometeorology Department, above normal rains are expected to happen in the next days in Bago Region, Kachin, Shan, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon States.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 July 23 visits to Kani and Pyinnyar Waddy

We visited Kani Orphanage at the Kani Village which is about a 30 min boat ride from Pyapon in the Ayeyarwady Division which is a 3-4 hour drive away from Yangon in south western Myanmar. We also visited Pyinnyar Waddy Orphange in Kyite Latt on the way back. Moegyo (MHF) has been providing monthly support to both orphanages since the Cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Kani Orphanage:

As soon as we reached Pyapon, heavy rain started and continued throughout our boat ride and throughout the most of the day. On the small boat, under the heavy rain, I thought about the cyclone that passed through this area 8 years ago, which took many lives and left many orphans. We passed by villages with small huts, which stood in the water. 

Kani Orphanage, 23 July 2015
When we reached Kani, the members of the board that run the orphanage and the teachers there, warmly welcomed us and showed us around, particularly the high school, that just opened this year, which MHF provided support. Before this, children had to walk 2-3 hours round trip daily to a nearby village to attend high school. We also met 16 students who just passed high school this year. All said they would like to continue the studies at colleges.  College tuition (distant learning) is around $120-$150 per year for each student and required for 4 years to graduate.

Teachers and the board repeatedly expressed their gratitude to the donors and volunteers at MHF for the support for the construction of the high school and for the tuition of the high school students. They proudly explained the growing record of high school graduates. Kani has more than 500 students, of which about 160 are under the care of Parahita (the orphanage). Currently, there are 24 college students receiving scholarship from MHF.

Pyinnyar Waddy Orphanage:

Pyinnyar Waddy nunnery, Kyite Latt, 2015 July 23On the way back, we visited the girls orphanage at Kyite Latt, which is a two hour drive from Pyapon. As soon as we entered the compound, we saw big posters of 3 high school graduates, hung outside the orphanage. We met little ones from the age as young as 3-4.  Everyone was happy and proud for the graduates, who are now the models for the little ones. The passing record is 100%. We also met one college graduate who returned to the nunnery to take care of the children.  Our heart was with these girls since one of the MHF volunteers reported the condition of this nunnery 7 years ago. Monthly support from MHF has relieved some expenses on daily meals and tuition. The nunnery is now hosting 35 girls. We asked what they needed and were told they needed clothes for the little ones and the little ones also asked for toys.

We brought workbooks, pens, pencils, soccer balls, snacks, magazines and journals, and some used clothes for the children and also handed the award from MHF to high school graduates in both orphanages. It was a mixed feeling we felt: sad for the children in the unfortunate circumstances and happy for their hopeful faces. 

We want to thank the donors and volunteers of MHF for the continued support and for making a difference in the lives of the children.

Photos of the trip:
Kani Orphanage:
Pyinnyar Waddy Nunnery at Kyite Latt:

MHF first reports on orphanages (how MHF found the orphanages):
Pyinnyar Waddy Nunnery at Kyite Latt:  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

8th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Long Island City
Aviation High School

 45-30 36th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Event entrance is on 35th Street
Corner of Queens Blvd and 35th Street
By Train: 7 train to 33rd St / Rawson St Station on Queens Blvd.
By car: 35th Street between Queens Blvd (East Bound) and 47th Avenue

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 This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation 2014 Highlights

Kani village High School building construction

With your support and donations, Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation is able to continue with the following activities and projects in 2014.

1. Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation donated US$1,000 to 3hird Medium (3M) in New York for their efforts in providing support for orphans and orphanages in Myanmar.

2. Continues providing monthly support of about $100 (100,000 kyats equivalent) to each to the following orphanages
   a. Mingalar Orphanage, Twantay Township, Myanmar
   b. Mya Theingi Orphanage, Yangon, Myanmar
   c. Kani Orphanage at Kani Village, Pyapon, Myanmar
   d. Pyinnyar Waddy Orphange at Kyite Latt, Myanmar
   e. Pay-Chaung Parahitta in Pay Chaung village, Kyite Latt, Myanmar

3. In addition to providing tutoring support for high school students who are taking university entry exams since June 2008 school year, Moegyo continues to provide scholarship of about $120 for each university and college student at Kani village and Kyite Latt. There are 26 university and college students currently receiving Moegyo scholarship for 2014-15 school year.

4. Continues providing monthly salaries of US$100 each for 9 teachers and US$80 for a maintenance personal at the Moegyo (1) Primary School in Panthapyay village near Lashio, Shan State, Myanmar.

5. Enables a construction project of a new High School building at Kani Village in Pyapon Township in Irrawaddy Division. So far, Moegyo was able to send over US$34,000 to fulfill the proposed construction project budget of US $40,000. See the photos of the new high school building near completion.

6. Due to the increasing numbers of students at Moegyo (1) Primary School in Panthapyay village in Lashio Township, Shan State, Myanmar, MHF is adding more classrooms, toilets and living quarters for the teachers. The foundation has funded the initial amount of US$20,000 for the project to start. Combined with construction and logistics cost, MHF estimated US$40,000 in total for the whole project and estimated to be completed by the late spring of 2015. The project manager from MHF is currently at the area overseeing the activities of the project.

7. Moegyo donated $10,000 to Myanmar Book Aid & Preservation Foundation in Myanmar to cover the logistics cost to send about 50,000 books full of container to the people of Myanmar from the United States.

8. The 7th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair was held in Queens, New York on Sunday June 8th, 2014 and raised over $25,000 combined with donations.

9. On Sunday November 16, 2014, the first South Florida Burmese Food Fair was organized by Moegyo volunteers at Welcome Oriental Food Market at 1282 NW Federal Hwy, Stuart, in South Florida.

All this would not have been possible without your generosity, continued support and dedication.
Together, we can make a difference!

Thank you.

The Moegyo Team

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

12:00 noon to 3:30 pm

Long Island City
Aviation High School

 45-30 36th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Event entrance is on 35th Street
Corner of Queens Blvd and 35th Street
By Train: 7 train to 33rd St / Rawson St Station on Queens Blvd.
By Car: 35th Street between Queens Blvd (East Bound) and 47th Avenue

See the 7th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair Menu.

 See the photos of 6th Annual Burmese food fair from last year.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Moegyo sends tens of thousands of books to the people of Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar Book Aid & Preservation Foundation in Myanmar partnered with the Nargis Library Recovery in the United States has been working in rebuilding libraries and providing books to the people of Myanmar (Burma) since 2001. In 2013, it partnered with Daw Khin Kyi Foundation and Beyond Access to acquire and distribute books to the public libraries, schools libraries and universities across Myanmar. The process of shipping and distribution of 1,000,000 (a million) books donated by Thrift Books in the United States has begun in the late 2103 and expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation is grateful to be able to provide the logistics cost to deliver a 40 foot container full of over 50,000 (fifty thousand) books from the United States to the people of Myanmar.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Moegyo donates to Internally Displaced People in Kachin State

In September 2013, Moegyo donated 36 dozens exercise books and $500 worth of medicine to internally displaced people (IDP) in Kachin State in collaboration with Peti Foundation that organized to reach 38,452 people from 9,000 families in 102 IDP camps located in Myitkyina, Bhamo, Hpakant, Putao, and Mansi.

Please click on the photos below to see the photo albums posted by Peti Foundation.

မြစ်ကြီးနား၊ရွှေစက်ရပ်ကွက်၊နှစ်ခြင်းခရစ်ယာန်ဘုရားကျောင်း     ကချင်ပြည်နယ်၊ဂျန်မိုင်ကောင်းသံပေါလုဘုရားကျောင်းဝင်း 
Jahkrai Ma Lakawn Ginra

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation's 4th Annual Lawn Concert Fund Raiser in Herndon, Virginia

On the summer Saturday, August 3rd 2013, Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation held the 4th Annual Lawn Concert in Herndon, Virginia, to raise funds to support 5 orphanages and Moegyo 1 Primary School in Northern Shan State.

The guests enjoyed a dinner buffet with authentic Burmese Cuisines, complete with traditional desserts and drinks. This year lawn concert featured cultural dances & performances of Myanmar by Mya Thida Dance Troupe (Myanmar Cultural Association of Brampton, Ontario, Canada) accompanied by Myanmar's famous singers: "May Sweet" & "Mie Mie Win Pe". There were also sales of donated unique gifts and accessories from Myanmar and goods from local vendors. The event was made possible with the help of supporters and volunteers who turned out to give a hand to those children in need in Myanmar.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Moegyo 6th Annual Burmese Food Fair

  Sunday, June 9th, 2013

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Long Island City
Aviation High School

 45-30 36th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Corner of Queens Blvd and 35th Street
Event entrance is on 35th Street

By Train: 7 train to 33rd St / Rawson St Station on Queens Blvd.
By Car: 35th Street between Queens Blvd (East Bound) and 47th Avenue

See the 6th Annual Moegyo Burmese Food Fair Menu.
See the photos of 5th Annual Burmese food fair from last year.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Moegyo team visits nunneries in Thanlyin and Kyautan townships

 Click to see more photos of the trip
At the end of December 2012, Moegyo team made assessment trips to the following nunneries in Thanlyin and Kyautan township in Yangon division to determine their needs and made donations where it's needed most.

1. Kaythara Waddy Nunnery
2. Thamaindawdara Tayzarthit Nunnery
3. Santhidar Nunnery
4. Zayar Theiddi Nunnery
5. Chanaye Tharyar Nunnery

Please see more photos from the trip.

Kaytharawaddy Nunnery Education

The nunnery is located in Thanlyin and run by the Nuns, Daw Kaytharri and Daw Kondamarlar. There are 180 children in the nunnery; 160 young nuns, 15 girls and 5 boys. Boys are accepted at the nunnery with the exception that only if they are the siblings of the girls who are already accepted. Most of the children in this nunnery are from Myanmar Borders, hill side and the orphans from nearby town and villages. Daily nutrition for these 180 children usually comes from donations and offerings of food and money from the people around Yangon and vicinity .

The aspirations of this nunnery are:
- to provide education to the ethnic girls from remote regions where education is far reach
- to teach Buddhism to the girls
- to offer free education to poverty stricken children
- to help cultivate children to have strong will to be educated
- to help fulfill those outstanding students’ goals in life to become well-educated and out of poverty

This nunnery operates a secondary school that offers free education up to 8th grade. The school also provides free text books to those students who can’t afford to buy their own. After 8th grade, the students are transferred to a local High School in Thanlyin. When they start attending high school, nun students typically leave nun-hood to attend the local schools. There are 392 students whom have been supported to continue high school education by this nunnery so far.

The living quarters of the nunnery is quite small to accommodate the increasing numbers of new students. The nuns currently have to share their living space tightly with the students. In some cases, three children have to share a twin bed. The nuns are in process of building a two story building with limited budget and seeking more donation. The new building can offer proper sleeping quarters for the students and the existing sleeping quarters can be used as larger sized classrooms for the students. However, the new school building project is going slow since there is no sizable donation for the building funds and cost for the constructions so far is rising. The nuns are struggling to support the students with all they have and all they can and donation is much needed to complete the construction for these students. Moegyo team donated 50,000 kyats towards the new building funds.

Thameindawdara Tayzarthit Nunnery

Situated in Thanlyin, it was founded in 2006 and run by a nun, Daw Kaythayi. Due to the size of the small classroom, it can accommodate about 35 children at the most. However, the student population is growing and no appropriate space to accommodate the growing population of the student bodies, this nunnery is looking forward to expand as well. Moegyo team donated 30,000 kyats.

Wirathi Tawra "Santhidar" Nunnery

Located in Kyautan, the nunnery is run by the head nun named Daw Khaymar Thi. There are 148 students in the school. The classrooms are needed to be fixed before the coming rainy season since all the thatched roofs and walls may not withstand the rain and wind. The nunnery is currently collecting donation for a new classroom building. Friends of the Moegyo volunteers offered lunch to the young nuns and students at this school. Moegyo team donated 100,000 kyats towards the new building.

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