On our January trip to we were accompanied by Katie Garrett, a young videographer who has helped us prepare some videos of our work. Our thanks to Katie and her brother Michael for donating these videos. Their website is www.garrettandgarrett.co.uk. Thanks also to Paddy Gilfeather for the use of earlier footage from the delta!
We’ve commenced a project which promises to revolutionise opportunities for the brighter youngsters in the villages where we’ve built primary schools. At a kick-off meeting in January, we obtained commitment from parents, teachers, and village and district officials, to support a ground-breaking new High School in the village of Yay Kyaw Toe, generously supported by [...]
There are a lot of sharp blades in rural Burma and a lot of corresponding accidents. If they’re left untreated, they can create real problems. This little boy had nearly cut off his thumb with a machete. His mother got him to a clinic in a nearby town, where they not only didn’t attempt to [...]
Colourful mobiles in Burmese Delta schools? We love it! Encouraged by Unicef, the education authorities are promoting CCL alongside the traditional learning-by-rote common throughout Asia. The children are responding with great creativity and we’re going to help them by providing art materials and ideas for the teachers. This picture is of a classroom in [...]
When May was a little girl, her family used to visit Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother, and sometimes, while playing in the garden, May met the ‘big girl’ who was still living there, just as she does now . Over 50 years later, that ‘big girl’ has become a global icon, and May and Jon had [...]
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A charity working for the poor in Burma (Myanmar) Helping The Burmese Delta (HTBD) works to improve the lives of children and adults in some of the poorest and most remote villages in the Irrawaddy delta region of Burma (Myanmar). Our mantra is ‘go where others don’t, do what others won’t’ – little aid [...]
Educating their children is of critical importance to the Burmese, and our first priority is to build and equip good quality primary schools in villages not served by the state, which in remote Delta areas are the norm. Burmese schools are of 3 basic types: Government, Community, and Monastery. Once the government has adopted or [...]
Health problems in Burma (Myanmar) Most delta villages have no health care, not even traditional midwives. Sheer poverty resulting in rice-loaded diets, and ignorance of basic hygiene and nutrition, cause many problems. Congenital defects and injuries go untreated. Budgets for Health in Burma are tiny by Western standards, and in any case there are huge [...]
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