The first morning was spent touring the primary school built by the Foundation in 2008 after Cyclone Nargis’ devastating effects. The school was thriving and at the start of the days students performed the national anthem with great pride and enthusiasm.
In the evening staff met with local students who were receiving educational scholarships from KT Care to discuss with them their various programs and experiences. It was great talking with students and getting feedback from them on how to improve our Scholarship Project. We love creating an open dialogue with our beneficiaries, and these young people were full of great ideas.
The next day we visited both the freshwater pond and the bridge connected to it that was donated by U Kyaw Thaung, the founder of the Foundation’s parent company, KT Group. The freshwater pond gives the residents of the village a place to gather fresh, clean water and the bridge allows them to transport it back to their homes with ease. It was hot that day and the traffic on the bridge was steady.