In the last week of May, KT Care Foundation has partially supported the Green Lotus Foundation for their facilitation towards the Myanmar Artisan Toolkit Training provided to the women community in the Dagon Seikkan Township to open their future businesses in handicraft and organic farming. The training was mainly sponsored by the Green Lotus Foundation collaborated with the Lutheran World Federation Myanmar, Action Aid Myanmar, Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) , and with KT Care Foundation . The training was mainly targeted to the women in purpose of equipping them with fundamental business skills specifically to generate the business idea and the way to start up the business, to overcome common business challenges and to improve practices in key areas.
KT Care Foundation’s project officer; Naw Ei Ei Chaw is mainly responsible for Women Empowerment and Economic Development projects. She routinely visits to Garment Factories where women are dominant in the workforce and delivers healthy messages to promote health enabling returns. She also takes part in capacity building of women to develop micro economics.
In the last 14 years, before joining to KT Care, she worked at Care Myanmar, Merlin International and World Vision Myanmar. She also worked at BABSEACLE Myanmar. She gained her capacity in health education, community facilitation for development and education supports management which are valuable assets to the KT Care Foundation.
She finished her bachelor degree in Arts (History Major) from the University of East Yangon in 2005. She also attended a nurse-aid training which supports her career as a health educator.She’s a mother of a 2 years old boy and a happy pill who loves travelling in her free time.
“Khin Su Mon joined KT Care Foundation in late May 2019 as a communications assistant. As a communications assistant, she is mainly responsible for external communications through digital media and prints. She also manages KT Care Website. She will be the first contact point for inquires and liaison on KT Care.
She finished her bachelor degree in Computer Science from University of Yangon in September 2017. She is brilliant and successful since in the University life, she gave her team a second prize for both IT and startup competitions, the Uni-Hack Challenge 2017 and the Yetagun Youth Program. Besides, she enjoys volunteering in her free time. She was selected to be a participant in Innovation for Impact (i4i) Ideathon Cambodia organized by UN Women for young women leadership, and again her team’s project was awarded the champion title.
In coming October, She will be one of the 50 participants at 2019 YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative) Generation Workshop for Advancing Gender Equality.
She is an open-minded feminist who loves communicating with different people from diverse backgrounds.”
The Scholarship Programme of KT Care Foundation works to increase access to education for youth in the Foundation’s priority intervention areas in Myanmar. Due to their families’ financial constraints, many students face significant challenges in attending school regularly and affording appropriate scholastic supplies. KT Care supports students by providing initial tuition, stationery and school furniture.
The Scholarship Programme provides financial support for 3-5 years to disadvantaged students with high academic achievement, to pursue studies at national universities. In addition, some scholarship students also work as interns at KT Care Foundation as part of their training.
This photo is about the cleft lip and palate patients and their care givers supported by the KT Care Foundation to be accessible for free cleft lip and palate surgery in May 2019. Patients are from Ayeyarwady region, Magway region and Chin state, and were not accessible to free surgery as they are not affordable for travel costs such as transport, meal and accommodation. KT Care has fulfilled their unmet needs and now they are accessible to the free surgery for their precious ones. KT care Foundation partnered with the New Look New Life Foundation for free cleft lip and palate surgery.
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From 13th to 15th December 2017, the KT Care Foundation team ended the year with a capacity building and team retreat workshop. The workshop focused on understanding and mutual learning of the responsibilities/challenges of each staff member with additional capacity building and knowledge sharing sessions. Some of the specific topics delivered by the team members were: staff roles/responsibilities and necessary alignments by Deputy Director, principles of accountability by Field Officer, informative and comprehensive report preparation by Deputy Director with Program Officer, inclusive communications skills by Program Manager and Communications Officer, requirements of basic financial statements by Admin/Finance Officer and lessons learned working experiences by Program Assistant.
The provision of full-scholarship (monthly) grant for two students attending the professional university started from December 2017. Ma Su Myat Mon from Haing Gyi Kyun Township attending the 2nd year Medical Technology Degree in Yangon and Mg Zan Wint Naing studying for a medical degree in the University of Medicine (2), Yangon are the two final candidates who have been selected to receive the KT Care Foundation full-scholarship for their whole academic years. The main criteria for selecting these students were their significant financial need, social vulnerability, and their outstanding educational achievement.
KT Care has increased its support from 25 to 50 scholarship students in Ngapudaw Township from 2017. On 25 July, the KT Care team met with Ohn Chaung school headmaster to present the scholarship project and the computer training center project.
KT Care met with TEO (Township Education Officer) and made the project advocacy meeting at Ngapudaw Township Education Department. In this meeting, KT Care made a presentation to all headmasters about the overview of the scholarship project application process and selection criteria. The applications call from 31st July and the dead line will be the end of August.
On 31st October, the scholarship award ceremony was conducted in Pathein Hotel, Pathein Township. In this ceremony, KT Care Foundation provided scholarship awards to 34 distance learning students and 2 professional students for academic year 2017/18.
KT Care Foundation began to initiate the Computer Training Project in Thet Kel Thaung Village, Ngapudaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region with the basic objective of improving basic computer literacy among the local students and youths which in turn enabled them to greater advantage in their future studies and employment opportunities.
The land space for the training building was contributed by the village community according to the concept of people-centered project approach. One round of the training curriculum will take two months to complete and the first-round of the training course began on 17th December 2017. In the future, the training sessions are planned to open on weekends for the convenience of school children.
Mg Myo Aung Thu, a 1st-year Geography student, attending the computer course at KT Care computer center said, “Nowadays it is essential to know computer literacy for numerous reasons but many people in our village are not familiar with it. Now, we have a chance to attend computer training right here in our village and I want to grasp the opportunity because I am looking for a job while doing my distance university study. I hope to get a good job when I familiar with the use of the computer and have IT knowledge”
Chit Pyae Hmuu, a 4th-year English major student, lives in 2nd ward of Thet Kel Thaung Village. Currently, she is attending the computer training at KT Care’s Computer Training Center. She said, “I am very interested in computer literacy. Once I become familiar with the basics of computer literacy, then job seeking will be much easier. I came to know about the training from my neighborhood. I am very delighted to get a chance to attend this kind of computer training and I will continue learning computer literacy. Thank you so much!”
The Trainer and the Assistant Trainer for the newly launched Computer Training Project at Thet Kal Thaung village, Ngapudaw Township, Ayeyarwady Region were recruited at the start of September 2017. For the purpose of local capacity strengthening and the project sustainability, the residents of Thet Kal Thaung village were encouraged to apply for the vacancies selected for the recruitment. Currently, both the Trainer and the Assistant Trainer are attending the TOT training at Yangon and once after the TOT class is completed, the two trainers will start conducting the series of computer trainings in their native village, Thet Kal Thaung.
The Trainer, Ma Yu Maw Soe is one of the alumni of KT Care Foundation scholarship program and Mg Min Thant Ko, Assistant Trainer has been one of the KT Care volunteers during the execution of health related activities in Thet Kal Thaung village. We warmly welcome them to the KT Care team!