The charity program’s recipient; (xxx) is a 3 years old living at Sittwe refugee camp with his parents. His home was destroyed in a fire which broke out in his neighborhood. While playing in his current home; Sittwe refugee camp, he drops a tiny battery pack into the mouth accidentally. His parents took him to Sittwe Hospital to treat his condition immediately. However, there is not enough medicine there so he was transferred to Yangon General Hospital. Upon receiving contact from (xxx)’s parents to provide financial support to treat his condition, KT Care Foundation has provided funding for medical fees.
Another recipient of the charity program; (xxx) is a 56 years old staff at Myanmar Railway Station, Pyon Ta Sar. He has been working in the different stations for almost 30 years. In the year of 1998 when he first started working in Pyon Ta Sar station, he lost his one leg in an accident happened while moving the railway carriages. However, losing one leg didn’t stop (xxx) to continue working with the help of an artificial leg. He had been using the artificial leg for more than 20 years since he can’t afford to buy a new one. It’s the pleasure of KT Care Foundation to be able to provide the support he needs to buy an artificial leg which plays a big part in his daily life.
International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunities for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage. The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.”
On every October 10, thousands of people celebrate World Mental Health Day. It’s a day for global mental health education,awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. The overall objective of this day is to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide.In some countries, this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia.
World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.This recommendation outlines the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions. World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.
Recipient of the charity program for the month of September is (xxx). He is a bright Grade-9 student who is also the breadwinner of the family. His father is the only family member he has. Due to the medical condition, his father can’t work to support the family which resulted (xxx) to sell steamed sticky rice cakes with banana after his school. At first, (xxx) felt ashamed to sell rice cakes while his friends in his age only know how to play and study.During weekdays, he usually goes to school by walking. Although he wanted to buy a bicycle because of the difficulty in going to school during the rainy season, (xxx) couldn’t afford it as the income he gets from selling rice cakes is only enough for daily meals. When we asked about his future dream, he said he wants to become a firefighter when he grows up. With the support of KT Care, he can now buy a bicycle which is a necessary item to get easier transportation when he goes to school.
Did you know today is the international day of older persons? Let’s take a moment to congratulate the older persons in this special day.
In Myanmar society, people with 60 years of age or above are regarded as older persons and it’s seen as polite for younger people to give respect to them. The total number of older persons in Myanmar is 5,443,000 in total according to a report by ‘Help Age International’. Among the older persons, some of them have relatives or family members to take care of them while some don’t. For older persons with no one to look after them, their only solution is to go to ‘home for elderly persons’. The first person who established a place for elderly in Myanmar is Daw Oo Zune. Since then, a number of homes for elderly persons have been growing in Myanmar.