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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moegyo 4th Annual Burmese Food Fair

Come enjoy the delicious, authentic Burmese food and help a great cause.

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

James B Colgate School
42-00 72nd Street
Woodside, NY 11377
(School entrance is on 43rd Avenue.)

By Train: 7, E, F, R, M
Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave, 74th St-Broadway Station

By Car:
The school entrance is on 43rd Ave between 69th and 72nd Street 
(2 blocks North of Queens Blvd.).
Turn into 43rd Ave from 72nd Street.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation 3rd Anniversary

On 1 May 2011, Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation commermorated its 3rd anniversary by offering breakfast to monks and performing meritorious deeds at Loka Chantha Temple in Brooklyn in the name of natural disaster victims around the world namely the fishermen lost at gulf of Martaban, earth quake victims in Shan State, Myanmar, and earth quake victims in Japan.

Since its founding in 2008 to assist victims of Cyclone Nargis, Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation has been working with the following local orphanages to provide assistance to the most vulnerable children with housing, food, clothing, health, and education:

1. Mingalar orphanage, Twentay

2. Mya Theingi orphage near Yangon

3. Kani Orphanage at Kani Village near Phyar Pon

4. Pyinnyar Waddy Orphanage at Kyite-latt. For more information, please read here and here.

5. Pay-Gyaung Parahitta" in Pay Gyaung village, Kyite-Latt township

Rebuilding Padin Community Post-Primary School in Rakhine

Moegyo Humanitarian Foundation would like to commend Link Emergency Aid & Development (LEAD), a local NGO in Myanmar, for its efforts in emergency food distribution and school building and repairs projects in Cyclone Giri affected areas, and when the Moegyo team learned of an opportunity to partner with LEAD in rebuilding the Padin Community Post-Primary School, we immediately took advantage of it.

We would also like to thank our volunteer, Ma Thi Thi Thein, for coordinating with LEAD and for visits to the site and the reports. The following assessment and photos are credited to LEAD and Ma Thi Thi Thein.

Padin Community Post-Primary School

Padin is also one of the villages of Hpa-Tu-Gyi village tract and situated in the eastern bank of middle Pa-Yone-Kar Island. The village is recently enlisted in the MIMU map. Main livelihoods include fishing and orchard planting. There is no government school in Padin. A total of 78 students from kindergarten to fifth grade were studying in community self-financed Post-Primary school before it was badly damaged during the Cyclone Giri.Padin’s economic situation is not favorable for them to repair the school on their own. Besides, as in Nga-Yout-Chaung, community schools are not in the first priority list of UNICEF and Department of Education to repair or rebuild.

Padin facts & figures

Population: 450
Families: 88
Pcode: 218001
Occupation: Fishing, Orchards
Number of students: 78
Grades: Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Activity: Repair current school
Estimated cost: 1 million Kyat (for the building only)
Esitmated duration: 1 month
Current status: Discussing details with community members
Estimated start time: January 2011
Other needs: School furniture, textbooks and stationeries

See the before and after photos of the school repair:

Damaged school:

After rebuilding:

Ma Thi Thi Thein distributing school supplies:

Please see here for more photos from this project:

The school rebuilding project is now fully completed. On behalf of the children of Padin Village, we sincerely thank LEAD and Ma Thi Thi Thein for their efforts.

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