KT Care Foundation provided financial support to Intellectual Disabilities Development Centre located in Yangon. Regularly, there are approximately 30 students studying in the center. The center provides free lunch to students. The person in charge of the center informed KT Care that they have financial difficulty in preparing daily lunches. With the financial support from KT Care, the center will not have to worry about providing lunches to students for 10 days.
On July 27, KT Care Foundation provided facilitation skills training to peer educators of Takashima factory. The main objective of the training is to improve the facilitation skills of the peer educators and to introduce them with useful tools to be used in training. It’s important to enhance the facilitation skills of peer educators as they are assigned to share the lessons they learned from monthly training delivered by KT Care to the rest of the factory workers. A total of 9 peer educators participated in the training and the training was conducted by senior program officer of KT Care.
Two other recipients of Charity Program for July is (xxx) and (yyy). (xxx) is 80 years old and she lives with her younger sister as her only son passed away. Since she is unable to work anymore, she depends on her neighbours from her ward to take care of her. Her younger sister; (yyy) is a spinster with no one to look after her. The two sisters live together in a place temporarily provided by the warden of the quarter. Before KT Care provided them with financial support, they had difficulties for food and for medical fees.
(xxx) is a recipient of Charity Program for the month of July. He lived with his family in Thaton township before he came to Yangon to treat bone cancer. As a result of suffering from bone cancer, he was forced to cut his one leg. However, he didn’t give up and tried to make a living by opening a hair salon which was sponsored by sympathetic group of people. Due to the recurrence of the symptoms of bone cancer, he wants to make a proper medical check-up and treatment. KT Care decided to support him since his income from hair salon is not enough to treat his disease.
Another recipient of KT Care’s Charity Program is Daw Naw Say Phaw. She is a 78 years old grandma with positive outlook to life. Despite having seven children, Daw Naw Say Phaw lives alone as her children are busy taking care of their own families which put her in a situation to be taken care of by her neighbours. For daily meals, she has to borrow money from neighbours or buy food from local shops with credit. She said that her neighbours are willing to lend her money because she always gives it back once she received money occasionally. When we went to check her situation, we were amazed by her positivity and how she spends her daily life.
One of Charity Program’s recipients of KT Care is U Myint Oo who is a retired solider living in North Dagon. His only companion is his wife who is suffering from heart disease, hypertension, diabetics and needs constant medical check-up. Although he’s 85 years old, he has no choice than to make a living by driving taxi to pay for his sick wife’s medical fees.
Wint Hayman Oo who works as a Finance Officer at the KT Care Foundation graduated with B.Com from the University of Economics. She started working at KT Care Foundation since June 2018. After receiving her degree, she worked as a Senior Accountant at Dagon Beverages Co.Ltd,. and there she was promoted two times during her 8 years engagement with her first job. She left her Sales Admin Manager position after she decided to be a part of the humanitarian and development industry as it is her wish all time.
Her duties at the KT Care Foundation is to maintain financial accountability of the Foundation and financial monitoring. She is also voluntarily supporting the Admin and logistic team with guidance and experiences she gained from previous Business Company Background. During her holidays, she likes to spend her time by reading novels and watching movies. She is an enthusiastic sports lover who loves running in the early morning.
On 28 June 2019, KT Care Foundation provided clothes and financial support to Mercy Children Home which is located in Hmawbi. There are a total of 53 disadvantaged children from Chin, Kachin, Shan and Kayah. According to Sayarma Hnin Wai (person in charge for MCH), most donors donate clothes for girls resulting in insufficiency of boys’ clothes as there’s a higher number of boys in MCH. They need support to buy school materials for students especially for high school students. Any kind of help would be a great deal to them. We encourage everyone to go and support Mercy Children Home.
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.”