Friday, December 31, 2010
Kani Village Youth Development and Education Center is one of five orphanages that Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation has been supporting since Cyclone Nargis devastated the Delta region of Myanmar in May 2008. There were also high school students and the Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation provided them with tuition fees during their high school year. Most likely as a result of this additional support they receive, in 2010, ten students passed the high school at the Kani orphanage. Nine of them approached Moegyo that they would like to continue higher education amidst many obstacles that face them. We are committed to continue helping them to achieve brighter futures.
We would like to express our appreciation for the Myanmar Restaurant, A Taste of Burma, Market Street Bar and Grill, Personal Best, KS World Travel, Cox Communication, Noufall Hair Studio, and Liberty Tax Services for donating gift certificates for the silent auction. We'd also like to thank the Burmese community in Virginia for donating authentic Burmese food and dessert, merchandise for silent auction, and live DJ music.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
The Moegyo team donated $500 to help Cyclone Giri victims through the Buddhist Missionary Society Inc. in New York.
According to the statement issued by the Buddhist Missionary Society Inc., the Cyclone Giri devastated large parts of Arakan state in Burma, including Sittwe, Minbya, Myebon, Pauktaw and Kyauk Phyu, over 93 people have died and many are still missing. The loss of human life and damage caused by tragedy is expected to be higher. With their homes fade away and large tracts of land under dust, more than 175,000 survivors — mostly poor rice farmers — are living in misery, now facing disease and starvation. Immediate relief assistance is still urgently needed by thousands of victims devasted by the Cyclone Giri on October 22, 2010. Their team has launched life-saving efforts to provide relief through a strong network of monasteries and local based communities who have been in the forefront of the efforts to enhance shelters, feeding and supporting the victims of the cyclone.
The Buddhist Missionary Society Inc. aims to provide both immediate relief and long-term rehabilitation. As immediate efforts, they are now providing 10,000 kgs rice and relief materials to the most vulnerable populations in the worse areas in Arakan State.
To make a donation to help the cyclone victims in Arakan, please contact the the Buddhist Missionary Society Inc. at the following address:
Buddhist Missionary Society Inc.
35-25 90th Street, #2R
Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA
Monday, November 8, 2010
Moegyo donated $500 for rice distribution at Myittar Kyay Mon center, a Day-care center for people living with HIV/AIDS ( PLHA ), located in Kyaik Khami in Mon State. It is managed by nuns from a Christian Catholic Church. The center currently needs rice to be distributed to the PLHA Families in the village as well as to feed the patients at their daycare center. The rice is needed until the end of this year as they are seeking funding from an NGO and are quite hopeful that they will get it for next year. Below is the center info.
Name of Center : Myitta Kyaemon (Mirror of Charity)
Location : Than Phyu Zayet Township, Mon State
Client population : People living in HIV/AIDS ( PLHA )
Services provided : Day Care, Health care & Rice distribution to patients
Number of patients at center : 25 ( 10 children & 15 Adults )
Number of PLHA families supported by center : 50 Families ( 178 people )
CURRENT NEED : Rice for PLHA Families and at the center
RICE NEEDED per month : 37 Bags ( 56 Tinn )
COST per month : 5 Lakhs
TOTAL COST till end of December : 20 lakhs ( Sep - Dec )
Please click on this link to see the photos.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Please see below press release issued by the Office of the Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar on Cyclone Giri.
Source: United Nations Information Centre in Yangon (http://unic.un.org/imucms/yangon/80/110/home.aspx)
Yangon, 27 October 2010 --- The humanitarian community in Myanmar stands ready to scale up support in response to Cyclone Giri, following new estimates on the scale of damages shared at the monthly Myanmar Humanitarian Partnership Group meeting in Yangon.
The four most affected townships in Rakhine State are Kyaukpyu, Minbya, Pauktaw and Myebon. UNHCR, FAO, WFP, UNDP and UNICEF are already present in the region and are mobilizing relief efforts. Similarly, several international and local NGOs have been sending teams to the area to carry out rapid assessments and provide food and non-food items.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: +95 9 5074853, email@example.com
Tel: +95 9 5123952, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 20, 2010
In 2008, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 August as the World Humanitarian Day calling the governments and international and non-geovernmental organizations around the world to commemorate the Day.
For more information about the World Humanitarian Day 2010, please visit http://www.worldhumanitarianday.info.
The website listed the Humanitarian Principles which are the foundation of humanitarian action as:
Humanity: Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings.
Neutrality: Humanitarian actors must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
Impartiality: Humanitarian action must be carried out on the basis of need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress and making no distinctions on the basis of nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class or political opinion.
Operational Independence: Humanitarian action must be autonomous from the political, economic, military or other objectives that any actor may hold with regard to areas where humanitarian action is being implemented".
On this special day, the team at Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation would like to pay respect to all the humanitarian workers around the world who made personal sacrificies to assist those in need. Congratulations. This day is for you.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation participated in the 20th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. This is the 3rd time the Moegyo team participated in the Festival to sell authentic Burmese food and drinks. 100% proceeds from the sale will be used to help the children living in difficult conditions in Myanmar and we invite you to come and enjoy the Festival and authentic Burmese food and take part in this good deed.
Please click here to see the photos from Dragon Boat Festival.
Fore more information, including the directions, please check here:
For more information about the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, please check here:
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The result of tenth standard was announced on 13th June, 2010. 18 students of Kani (near Phyar Pon) took part in the examination. 10 students passed the exam and one got 2 distinctions. Those children who failed the exam last year also passed. The chairperson of Kani school is very grateful and he is very thankful for the donation of Moegyo. With the help of these donated money, the children could attend extra class and study more. He also said that the school made good use of the Moegyo's donated money.
Friday, June 11, 2010
The Moegyo team would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Burmese Food Fair on Sunday, 13th June, to come and enjoy special treats. The money raised at the food fair will go towards sponsoring various projects needed by the orphanages in the poorest parts of Myanmar (Burma). You can find more information about our activities at: http://www.moegyo.org. It's good food for good cause. Looking forward to seeing you there! Please spread the word to your friends.
Here are the details about the food fair.
PS-12 James B Colgate School
42-00 72nd Street
Woodside, NY 11377
Corner of Woodside Ave and 72nd Street in Queens, New York.
Date: Sunday, 13th June 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please find below the menu for the day. Click to enlarge the photo.
Thanks so much!
The Moegyo Team
Sunday, May 30, 2010
During the water-shortage crisis in Myanmar, the Moegyo team donated 500,000 Ks to the Searchers-Myanmar team to distribute plastic buckets that can store 20 gallons of rain water. 14 Volunteers from the Searchers-Myanmar team visited the following three villages in the Waw area in Bago Division:
(a) Kan Myint (East and West)
(b) Shan Su
(c) Mayl Zale Kone
According to the Searchers-Myanmar team, some areas are still reporting water shortage even when the rain has started. The Moegyo team will continue to monitor the reports and will partner with volunteers and the able groups such as Searchers-Myanmar to provide assistance and funds as needed.
As you know, the Moegyo was founded during the initial days of Cyclone Nargis in May 2008 where Moegyo volunteers provided support to victims delivering medicine, food and supplies and participated in the various rebuilding projects in the Nargis area. Currently, we are focusing on assisting the orphanages in Myanmar and sponsoring various projects needed by the orphanages.
Please find attached file on the projects and activities sponsored since Nargis:
In addition, we are currently committed to following five orphanages with $100 a month donation:
1. Mingalar orphanage, Twentay
2. Mya theingyi orphage near Yangon
3. Kani Orphanage at Kani Village near Phyar Pon
4. Pyinnyar Waddy Orphanage at Kyite-latt
5. Pay-Gyaung Parahitta" in Pay Gyaung village, Kyite-Latt township
Monday, May 3, 2010
It has been two years since the worst natural disaster in Myanmar history, Cyclone Nargis, killed 140,000 people and left millions in need of assistance in Myanmar. On this day two years ago, on 2 May 2008, the lives of many families in Myanmar delta region changed forever. Many lost their loved ones and livelihoods. Heart breaking stories of how parents losing children and how children losing parents were told by the survivors and the first responders. Images of horror caused by the deadly wind and quick-rising water, of the rescue efforts, of the people with blank expression on their faces were widely circulated on the Internet. Songs were sang. Stories were written. Pledges were made.
The world has moved on, in a way. We have since seen other natural and man-made disasters with huge magnitude of damages in other parts of the world. We should help them. All of them. However, on this 2nd anniversary, we would like to make a special appeal not to forget the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.
Sadly, the United Nations reported that two years after the disaster, funding gap hinders recovery in Myanmar:
"the United Nations aid coordinator in Myanmar said today that just a quarter of the pledged funds have come in and the gap threatens the long-term revival of the area hit by the disaster."
"According to recent assessments, 100,000 vulnerable families still need to rebuild their homes."
"Some 180,000 people still face acute water shortage, and there is a great need for agricultural support and the creation of income – generating opportunities at the community level."
Read the full story here:
Please find here the 3 year Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan - PONREPP, launched by the UN, Myanmar Government and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). (PDF, 4.14 MB): http://www.aseansec.org/CN-PONREPP.pdf
The task seems daunting but every bit of assistance counts. What can one do to help?
(a) Donate your time or money to any organization helping to rebuild the societies in the areas affected by the cyclone;
(b) Visit the areas yourself, if you can, and see and assess the situation for yourself;
(c) Form a group wherever you are and raise funds and awareness in the local community about the disaster and the need for assistance.
Together, we can make a difference!
The Moegyo Team
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Moegyo team started the year 2010 with two visits to two orphanages in Myanmar and donated money, food and school supplies to nearly one thousand orphans and poor children.
One of the orphanages, Mya Thein Gi Orphanage in Yangon vicinity, houses 98 orphans and provides free education to nearly 400 children from the area. On the visit, the Moegyo team provided lunch to the children, and gave snacks, pencils and pens, blank exercise books, and toys. Moegyo also donated money for their day to day operations.
The second orphanage, Mingalar Orphanage in Twentay, houses nearly 280 children with 300 children coming from the area. Mingalar Orphanage is located in Phayargyi Village in the Twentay Township which is about 1.5 hour drive from Yangon. The orphanage is located inside the Phayargyi Mingalar Monastery and is situated on a land of 12 acres. The compound has a total of 8 buildings. The Moegyo team donated money for their daily operations.
It was a very satisfying visit for us. We had a chance to witness how well the orphanage was running, watching the kids play in the compound on a lazy Sunday was priceless. We were extremely glad to see healthy and happy kids there. The orphanage seems to run very well with the help of volunteers, teachers and the head monk. We were amazed that they manage to feed 600+ kids every day with no guarantee donor every month yet they make it every month somehow.