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.
One of the scholars of KT Care Foundation is Zan Wint Naing who was born is Nga Pu Taw Township. Despite studying at a small village, he was able to pass the matriculation exam with outstanding marks which led him to study medicine at university. Before he was awarded a scholarship from KT Care, his mother supported him financially. As her income is not enough to support both her family and the expensive fees of medical school, KT Care Foundation decided to choose him as one of scholarship awardees. He is currently in the third year of medical study in University of Medicine (2). With the support of KT Care, he can pay school related fees and focus on his studies without worrying about his financial status.
Meet our new field assistant, Ko Thein Htike!
He joined our team on 4th September 2019. As a field assistant, he is responsible for implementation of ongoing projects such as cleft lip and palate free operations and Thet Kal Thaung village development centre operation. Before joining our team, he worked for community driven community development project run by UNDP in Ayeyarwaddy division. His major expertise is community mobilization works in development sector mainly livelihood program. He graduated from the University of Pathein in 2013 with BA in Myanmar. He is a father of two and he likes travelling.
(xxx) was born in Mya Yoe Gyi village which is located in Ayeyarwady division. Her parents are working as odd job workers and sometimes her father earns from fishing in the stream. Since their daily income is merely enough for daily food, they couldn’t dream about providing treatment to their daughter. When they first found out about KT Care’s cleft lip and palate program from former beneficiary of KT Care, they were relieved and happy that their girl can finally get a proper treatment. Her mother said, “Before the treatment, I was worried that my daughter will feel inferior to others. Thanks to KT Care,my daughter can enjoy her life fully now.”
On 27 August, KT Care Foundation provided monthly training at ZKG factory. The topic of this training was about waterborne diseases as many people are suffering from these diseases in this monsoon season. A total of 37 peer educators from the factory participated in this training. Project officer from KT Care started the training by recapping the last month’s topic and introducing the new topic. After that, participants were requested to answer the test about waterborne diseases to know their level of understanding about the topic. Later, KT Care’s project officer shared about the qualities of clean water, symptoms, prevention and treatment of diarrhea,malaria and dengue fever. Participants were eager to learn the new topic and responded with questions.
KT Care Foundation is looking for program manager.
Under the guidance of Deputy Director, Program Manager is responsible for the program implementation, including planning, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, accountability and compliance. He/ She plays a key role in direct supervision and capacity building of program unit staff. He/ She will work closely with Finance Officer for support functions and Communication Officer to facilitate media related functions. Additionally, his/her main function includes to support Deputy Director in new proposal development, visibility enhancement, and being responsive to CSR activities of the mother company, KT Group of companies.
Interested persons with the required qualifications are welcome to submit an application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of educational documents and three (academic or professional) references to email@example.com with the subject : “Application for Program Manager”.
Starting Date: as soon as possible
Deadline of application: Until candidate identified
Only short-listed candidates will be notified for personal interview. As the position needs urgent recruitment, the personal interview and recruitment process may carry out earlier than the stated deadline upon the identification of suitable candidates.
Please check the duties and responsibilities of program manager here.