Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MYiA Starts "Health Projects"

When people hear the name "MYiA" or "Myanmar Youths in Action", they used to think about environment. Most people understand that our organization is working only on environmental activities. That is true, we have started our youth participation program with environmental activities. However, our main goal is to educate and encourage the young people from Myanmar to actively contribute in development activities. In this regard, we will conduct every projects that will directly (or) indirectly advantage the youths and community.

On 18 March 2012, we organized a small workshop on HIV and Reproductive Health led by our members Dr.Khayae Htun and Dr.Phyo Naing Zay. According to our customs and cultures, many young people are shy to discuss on this issue and have little knowledge than expected. In rural areas and even in urban universities, young girls have to face unwanted pregnancy, abortion and sexually transmitted diseases. Even though there are many NGOs focusing on this issues, we still need more programs and activities for youths. MYiA, as a youth development organization, starts health program in 2012.

During our workshop, the participants and two facilitators discussed openly about reproductive health and its consequent problems.

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Small Education" will focus more on "Trash" in 2012

As you all know, MYiA has started its Small Education project of environmental education since late 2010. Under this project, we have educated young students about trees, environmental health, plastic and trash.

For this year 2012, we will focus on trash by providing trash bins at religious centers like pagodas and State Primary Schools in Yangon. Through this, we hope that people have good practice to throw the trash in the bins.

Throwing trash is not really a problem in other countries, but in Myanmar, people just throw the trash on the roads, in the water and behind the houses keeping the environment dirty and polluting the air. There is also a few trash bins only at some places. As our project name "Small Education", we will educate the young people and community starting from the small things. That's why we decided to provide trash bins.

Support Us for this project and you can also donate for the bins!

Be United, Go Green!