A TRASH-FREE HOME IN AUNG MAE OO
Aung Mae Oo Orphanage is Myanmar’s second biggest monastic education centre with 2500 children living and studying in it. The centre, like all local charities in Myanmar, live solely on donations and almost no goverment support. The centre provides food, shelter and education to orphaned and underpriviledged chilfren, coming from all around Myanmar. The children are sometimes just “handed over” to the principal, without a name or identity. Some of them don’t even know the local dialect to express their most basic needs.
We ordered 8 trucks of water and sanitation equipment from the town and started cleaning. At the end of the day, 6 truckloads of garbage were taken out and the place was literally sanitized.
In the end, the plan was a huge success, and we didn’t even had to spend a lot of money. Education and organization is what Myanmar lacks the most, and when you provide them with these, we saw that people are very eager to learn and help. Aung Mae Oo is now a much cleaner and organized place, where children are healthier and safer.