Sunday, 13th June was a good day for the orphans and disadvantaged children in Myanmar. On that day in Queens Borough in the New York City, the Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation organized 3rd Annual Burmese Food Fair and raised record funds of over fourteen thousand dollars. The Moegyo team sincerely thanks nearly one hundred volunteers and hundreds of guests for this success. It's true that together, we can make a difference.
Please view the photos from the food fair here:
We plan to use these funds to support orphanages with monthly support and provide children with food, school supplies, snacks, toys, slippers and any materials needed by the orphanages such as cleaning supplies for hygiene purposes. we also sponsor various projects needed by the orphanages such as re-construction of their residence building, bathroom, etc. When a Moegyo volunteer handed out a blank exercise book and pencils to a young girl in the cyclone affected area, the young girl said that she now felt good about her future since she has the books to learn. These children give us so much inspiration to work hard and to help them so that they continue to believe that they have a good future.
To add to this good news, please see below a recent report from the Moegyo team members in Myanmar:
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.
Please see below a video clip of the food fair as created by a video journalist based in the New York City, Mr. Irfan Prawira.