73rd Myanmar Union Day

Union day is a public celebration in Myanmar (formerly Burma) held every February 12 as a memorial to The Panglong Agreement which pronounced full independence in internal governance in 1947. The agreement unified Burma and demanded that the British government restore independence to all of Burma. The Panglong agreement formed the basis for the creation of the Union of Burma. In 1886, Myanmar (then called Burma) came under British control, but the British made a distinction between how central Burma and the various outlying ethnic groups were ruled. One of its aims was to promote equality between the Burmese plain people and the non-Burmese hills tribes in Burma. The Panglong Agreement was negotiated by General Aung San and leaders from the Shan, Kachin, Chin, and other Burmese states with British government. Celebrations of Union Day in Myanmar begin months in advance and are highly anticipated by the Myanmar people. As the date approaches, school children will write patriotic poems and essays and speeches on the importance of national unity will be given.

 

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KT Care visited to Thet Kel Thaung Village

Representatives from KT Care foundation visited to Thet Kel Thaung Village in Nga Pu Taw Township, which is the birthplace of founder U Kyaw Thaung on 3rd and 4th February,2020. Thet Kel Thaung Village is KT Care’s major project area. During the visit, KT Care staff met with village leaders of Thet Kel Thaung and shared them about KT Care’s current programs and what KT Care is going to do in future. KT Care staff also had a meeting with old scholars and asked them about their current activities, work and encouraged them to get in touch with KT Care so that they can participate in KT Care’s programs such as vocational school scholarship program. Discussion was concluded after scholars chose two representatives from the group who will be acting as the main communication channel between KT Care and scholars. Moreover, KTC staff visited the computer training center, school, pond and well donated by KT Care and discussed with teachers from Basic Education Primary School Thet Kel Thaung.

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International Day for Women and Girls in Science

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. On 20 December 2013, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on science, technology and innovation for development, in which it recognized that full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages is imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. On 22 December 2015, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish an annual International Day (February 11) to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.

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Team member introduction

A project assistant intern from KT Care Foundation, Chaw Hla Nwe finished her college in 2017 from Government Technical Institute (Kyauk Pa Daung), specializing in Mechanical Engineering. Since then, she worked as a community organizer and program coordinator in NGOs. Her aim is to plan programs and projects from the beginning to the end and to implement them successfully. Therefore, she applied for the project assistant intern position in KT Care to gain more experiences in project planning and implementation. She joined KT Care Foundation in early January 2020. In KT Care foundation, she is responsible for assisting Project Officer in implementing Vocational Scholarship program, BSR HER Project and Child Protection program. She said “as she has to deal with project management, rules and responsibilities, timelines and deadlines,  the work is challenging and she gets a lot of new experiences and knowledge.”

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Success story of cleft lip patient

Ma ( )  from Sar Phyu Su Village in Maubin Township was born with a cleft lip at birth. Due to her cleft lip, her mother had to prepare artificial milk since the baby was uncomfortable with breastfeeding. Since they live in a small village outside of the city, they did not know that it can be cured by the surgery. Luckily, they got information about KT care Foundation in Yangon with the help of Akyinnar Latt Myar Mobile clinic charity group from Maubin when Ma ( ) was 4 months old. With the support and guidance from KT Care, she was then treated at Shwe Baho Hospital. After the treatment, the parents were surprised and pleasant to see the changes of her physical appearance. In their feedback session with KT Care staff, they said ‘They would like to thank the KT Care Foundation and all the family members and staff for the support they received for their daughter’s operation’.

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World Education Day

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming January 24 as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for bringing global peace and sustainable development. One of KT Care’s development philosophies is that every person has the right to a decent education. Therefore, KT Care provides scholarships to students and contributes to building the educational infrastructure of Myanmar. The Scholarship Program provides financial support for 3-5 years (including fees for accommodation in a hostel, meals, tuition, stationery and other necessities) 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. So far, KT Care has funded 171 students successfully.

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Team member introduction

Saw Kyaw Soe Min @ Saw Kaw Ka Sar joined KT Care Foundation as Program Manager on Mid of January, 2020. He will be in charge of overall program management and new proposals development. He has over 23 years working experience in Humanitarian and Development sector with Non-Governmental Organizations such as MSF-Holland, Save the Children, World Education, Good Neighbors International, Swanyee Development Foundation, MKE and Network Activities Group since 1995. During his previous works, he successfully implemented and led Education, Child Protection, WASH, Health and Nutrition, Livelihoods, Emergency Response and DRR, Income Generation and Community Driven Development Projects. In 2018, he graduated with Executive Master’s degree of Development Studies from Yangon University of Economics. For the Master Degree, he developed the thesis called “A Study on Community-Based Child Protection Case Management System and Practices of Non-Governmental and Governmental Organizations in Myanmar”.

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A scholar from KT Care

Hnin Phyu Phyu Htwe from Nga Pu Taw, Yay Kyaw Village is a scholar of KT Care foundation from 2018. She is attending third year Myanmar Studies in Pathein University at the present. Her parents earn a living by working as vendors. Her family’s income was not sufficient enough to support her education costs. Since she had to help her parents in their works, she couldn’t focus on her studies well. She got to know about KT Care Foudnation from headmistress of Basic Education Middle School Yay Kyaw, Pathein Township and she applied for scholarship program. She said, she was filled with happiness when she knew she was chosen as a scholar from KT Care in 2018. She said ‘after getting scholarship, her family does not need to trouble about supporting her anymore and she could study comfortably’.

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Scholar of KT Care

Kaung Myat Thu is a scholar of KT Care foundation who is currently attending second year of Myanmar studies in Pathein University. His parents are vendors. He didn’t know the way to earn a living after finishing matriculation examination and there was no one to guide him. In 2018, he found out about KT Care’s scholarship program and he applied for it. When he got a chance to become a scholar, he said ‘he became less worried for the school materials and tuition fees. Also, he could continue studying without difficulties even though his income is too little’. Now, in his holiday, he is working as a receptionist at Lon Kan Hotel in Pathein Township and earning his own salary.

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Success Story of Cleft Lip Patient

Mg() from Pha Oun Wel Village of Dite Oo Township from Bago Division, is a 10 months old boy who was born with cleft lip. Since he is just 10 months old, he couldn’t feel anything special concerning with cleft lip except having difficulties while breastfeeding. Seeing their son with cleft lip, his parents hoped to have a surgery but they couldn’t do it due to the financial worries. One day, the good luck hit them. One of their friends who use FaceBook told them about KT Care Foundation and they tried to contact KT Care. With the support of the foundation, the operation was successfully held at the Pinlon Hospital in Yangon. From now on, Mg () will be having a beautiful life as other children and his parents are feeling the joy as well.

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