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.
Last week 4-9 February 2018, Gry Haugen, Communications Director from ADRA Norway, and Frank Spangler, Communications Specialist from ADRA Canada (on assignment for ADRA Norway), visited the SEAQE-TVET project in Hpa-an, Kayin State to collect and film stories of graduates from the short course program at GTHS Hpaan (Government Technological Highschool).
As Hpauhki Bawk Lu cooks Naw Hpu, a local Soya Bean with her two-year-old son Zaw Ja Aung, the youngest of eight, she reminisces how her family were forced to flee their home 5 years ago on Christmas Day when fighting broke out.
In Myanmar’s South Eastern Kayin State, children and pregnant mothers suffer from malnutrition and access to proper health services. 17% of 1.5 million people living in the Kayin State fall below the poverty line.
18 year old and pregnant Ma Htet Htet Win attended the antenatal clinic in Kwan Tar sub rural area in December 2016 with her husband U Tun Aye, a farmer.
On the 19th July 2017, ADRA Myanmar’s SEAQE-TVET project was invited to participate in the first ‘Youth Skills for Development’ symposium in honour of the UN designated ‘World Youth Skills Day’ to raise awareness about the importance of skills development for youth.
The recently constructed TVET building at GTHS (Government Technical HighSchool) in Hpaan hosted an opening ceremony on June 21-22 2017.
On the 29th March 2017 the AEON project, funded and supported by AEON 1% Club Foundation and ADRA Japan, held an opening ceremony for a recently constructed basic education primary school in Chauk Ein Tan Village, Taikkyi Township, Yangon Division.