Many visitors to Ngapali Beach have visited the school and been so heartened by the great work done by Sue and her group of teachers and helpers.
I have just received their Summer update which makes wonderful and heartwarming reading.
"It gives us the greatest pleasure to tell you that 4 of our sponsored children have won scholarships, to go to St. Hugh’s College, Summer School, Oxford University, in September.
The Summer School is being sponsored by Aung San Su Kyi, as St.Hugh’s is the college where she attended. They will be accompanied by their teacher,who has also done voluntary work for our charity for years
Four other of our children will also go on an educational visit to the UK,sponsored by Jan Meredith, who was a volunteer computer teacher in March.
As well as learning English, they will have cultural visits in Oxford, Devon and London, and will be taken around the Houses of Parliament, the BBC, take in a show,see Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, just to mention a few.
These children are all from extremely poor backgrounds, and had not been any further than 9 kilometers, until they came to Yangon to apply for passports and then apply for their visas. They were amazed to see escalators and lifts, the sights, and city life.
Therefore you can imagine what a tremendous experience it will be for them, and one they could never have dreamt of, or will ever forget.
These children could never have had this opportunity, without your sponsorship and donations, giving them the chance of education, and we would like to thank you all, as well of course St. Hugh’s College and Jan Meredith.
MORE GOOD NEWS
A classroom was built at the beginning of March, and computer classes started.There is a waiting list, as the children and young adults are very keen to learn. Solar panels have been installed to supply the classroom with electricity.
56 children are attending our Beginners English Class and there is a waiting list, and in the 2nd English Class we have 57 children. There are now approximately 200 children who have been sponsored
We have been able to help more sick mothers, fathers and children this year and lives have been saved. One father has had a successful bladder operation. A mother has had an operation for stomach cancer, and now she is able to lead a normal life. Another mother was in great pain with kidney stones, and after an operation is now cured.
These are just some of the people we have helped. We have much more work to do."
Have a look at the website,help if you can and do visit the school if you are at Ngapali Beach, you will be very,very impressed