The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and ADRA Czech Republic funded ELS2 ‘Education and Livelihood Support II’ project, has completed the planned cash distributions in IDP (Internally Displaced Person) camps in Kachin State.
ADVOCACY: Meeting with Communities to Discuss Out-of-School Children and the Mobilization of Non-Government Teachers
The ADRA International funded ADVOCACY project in partnership with the Myanmar Union Mission, has recently been conducting meetings with community representatives from 5 villages in Mon State, Tanintharyi Region and Kayin State.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and ADRA Czech Republic funded ELS2 ‘Education and Livelihood Support II’ project, recently constructed a causeway near Antar Village in Magway Region through the cooperation of the local community. The causeway, 90 ft in length, 24ft wide and 2.4ft high, is estimated to hold a minimum capacity of 1,000,000 gallons of water.
Due to overpopulation in some of the IDP camps in Kachin State, WASH facilities, including toilets, are often insufficient to service the number of people. With toilets overflowing, the risk of disease remains high and the potential for water contamination. “We can solve this problem for IDPs. This natural fertilizer is beneficial for the whole country. It brings benefits. Thank you to ADRA for the support.”
“Education is very important to our family. I want my children to be educated. My mother also knows education is very important.”
Before the conflict, Daw Hkawn Tawng owned walnuts, trees and a tea leaf garden. She is 50 years old living with her husband and their four children in Wu Htau, Sadung township. When her children passed Grade Four, they were sent to their relatives from her mother’s side in Waing Maw to continue their education. Their life was happy and simple.
U Kawi Yah’s Story: Vulnerable Families Receive Food Rations and Hygiene Kits in Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, and to mitigate risks of a potential outbreak, the local government in Chin State conducted risk assessments and followed national guidelines by imposing strict travel restrictions. In doing so, this caused socio-economic consequences, as it has across the world, critically affecting vulnerable populations and steepening their descent into poverty.
“Because of the money, I cried for joy. It helped my children’s needs for School. I could buy school uniforms and cover their study fees.” Before the conflict, Daw Nang Sam worked with her husband earning a stable income from their grocery store, small movie theatre and raising goats in their home village.
Daw Daw Uh’s Story: Vulnerable Families Receive Food Rations and Hygiene Kits in Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, and to mitigate risks of a potential outbreak, the local government in Chin State conducted risk assessments and followed national guidelines by imposing strict travel restrictions.
On 12 October 2020, the Norad and ADRA Norway funded SEAQE2 project participated in a distribution of prevention based hygiene kits and awareness raising for the Pre-International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in response to COVID-19.
ADRA Myanmar officially welcomes new Country Director, Vitalie Zegera and his wife Ramona who will serve as HR Advisor. German nationals Vitalie and Ramona commenced work on 1 October 2020 and are currently awaiting their visas to enter Myanmar, COVID-19 permitting.
“Everything has changed. When I was young, I depended on my parents. But now I am the head of household for my family.”
Today, the LIFT (Livelihoods and Food Security Fund) funded VESI project, in partnership with AVSI and FRC (Finnish Refugee Council), virtually launched the ‘Labour Market & COVID-19 Impact Assessments to Inform Vocational Education and Decent Work Opportunities for Youth in Kachin and Northern Shan States’.
I want to go back to my home. I don’t know when I will go back home. I don’t want to run again, I am afraid.
Yaw Mai is one of 74 selected young IDPs and one of two persons with disabilities who participated in the VESI Project
The project has been very effective for us. It is very useful for someone who has no husband, like me.
It is with sadness that today ADRA Myanmar says farewell to our Country Director Claudio, his wife and former M&E Coordinator Brenda and their 2 children.
Nan Sanay Ma is from Kawt Pran village. She is the sixth daughter of eight siblings. Of the siblings, she was the only one born without both legs.
“We have benefitted greatly. Before we couldn’t do activities in the old school building. In this new building, we can do anything. We can create more.”
Thanks to a reallocation of funds, the SURE project has provided emergency food rations of rice, cooking oil and beans in Myanmar’s Northern Chin State.
My name is Daw Zar Zar Naing, I am 35 years old living in Ka Di Kan Village with my husband and our three daughters. In 2012 we moved to this area in Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin State. I was recently pregnant and hoping to give birth to a healthy baby.
TEES teacher and youth leader Nang Kham Mart is 26 years old from Nar Ngwe village, Lashio, Northern Shan State.
My name is U Ho Ling and I am 52 years old from Siatalai village in the Chin Hills. I have 11 family members including 6 sons, but not all live here.
Before the conflict, I was working as a farmer and living together with my wife and our two sons in our home village in Kachin State. We had already lost our youngest son in January 2018 to throat cancer at 19 years of age.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to minimise potential risks, all ADRA Myanmar offices including the Head Office in Yangon and all Project Offices (Lashio, Hpa-an, Pyin Oo Lwin and Gangaw), will be closing effective 23 March 2020.
On Tuesday, 28th January 2020, the EU Ambassador and EU Member States’ Ambassadors and Heads of Mission resident in Myanmar, met together with ADRA Administration and Program staff from the Asia Regional Office, Norway, Thailand and Myanmar.
Yesterday, ADRA Myanmar, in partnership with the Myanmar Union Mission, launched a petition signing event for the global Advocacy Campaign “Every Child, Everywhere, In School” at Myanmar Plaza
My name is Daw Htu Bu and I am 48 years old living in Shwe Zet IDP (Internally Displaced Person) Camp. I have seven family members and 5 children.
Yesterday on the 24 October 2019, the ‘Vocational Education to Support IDPs and Host Communities’ or VESI project was launched at Summit Park View Hotel, Yangon for an orientation workshop.
In Myanmar’s Northern Chin State, common and rare orchids grow well naturally due to fair weather conditions and can be found spread all over the State.
ADRA Myanmar celebrates 35 years of service to the people of Myanmar since 1984 by holding a special Gala dinner for staff, partners, donors and Government representatives on the 30 May 2019 at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon.
Yesterday, 23 May 2019, ADRA Myanmar along with CASE+ project partner RISE, hosted a meeting at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon. The purpose was to launch the presentation of 2 baseline reports completed on Out of School Children and Teaching and Learning.
23 year old Lway Arm Saw Hlaing comes from Namkhan Township. Despite her parents’ disapproval of her idea to become a TEES teacher, Lway Arm Saw Hlaing was determined to educate children in the remote marginalized Ta’ang community.
On Friday, 10 May 2019, Yangon staff from ADRA Myanmar participated in Gender Equality training conducted by Gender Specialist Diana Opollo from ADRA Canada.
Graduation ceremonies were held for GTHS (Government Technical High School) teachers who underwent ToT training (Training of Teachers), an activity of ADRA Myanmar’s SEAQE-TVET project in Thailand last week on the 28 May 2018.
Korey Dowling, Vice President of People & Culture from ADRA International, visited ADRA Myanmar to conduct ‘HR Competency Framework Training’ for select staff over 3 days (May 14-16 2018) in Summit Parkview Hotel.
On 27 February 2018, an opening ceremony was held for a newly constructed health clinic in Htee Klay Village Tract, Kayin State as apart of the SHARE ‘Support for Health Access in Remote Ethnic Areas’ project funded and supported by GBG Fund for Global Development and HELP International.