Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2nd Anniversary Donation to Seik Phuu Taung Youth Development Centre

Two years may seem like a short period of time for some, but for Myanmar Youths in Action, it has been a meaningful and fruitful two years. Since being established in 2010, Myanmar Youths in Action has continuosuly done many activities benefiting youths, but we are still unsatisified and feels that we can do more. Thus, we will be continuing with our efforts to do more youth development activities and walking ahead in unity and with green steps, matching our slogan: "Be United, Go Green!" until eternity!

June (5) 2012 will be Myanmar Youths in Action's anniversary day, and it is also World Environment Day. Last year, we celebrated the event by planting over (700) trees. This year, we will be going to Seik Phuu Taung Youth Development Centre, and will be celebrating our anniversary together with over 700 students there.

Seik Phuu Taung Youth Development Centre
For Our 2nd Anniversary, we will be:
  1. Donate school uniforms for the students
  2. Donate stationery
  3. Have an educational session on trash and environment

Those who want to do their part in our activity are very welcomed to make contributions.
  1. One set of uniform = 1500 Ks.
  2. One set of stationery (book, pencil, pen, eraser) = 2000 Ks.

Please contact the following numbers for donations.
  • Khaing Wuth Yee - 09 4210 98633
  • Khayae Tun - 09 7317 455
  • Khing Soe Aung - 09 516 2036
  • Tin Aye Nyein - 09 4200 24270
  • Paypal:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Trash Bin Donation at Botahtaung Pagoda

One of Myanmar Youths in Action's projects for 2012 includes providing trash bins at pagodas in Yangon. MYiA have already started the first activity of this project at Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda last month. 

This month, MYiA's second activity in "Trash Bin Project" was conducted at Botahtaung Pagoda in Botahtaung Township, Yangon. Botahtaung Pagoda is one of the famous tourist spots in Yangon, and also, many pilgrims comes to that pagoda, so it is necessary for the pagoda to have many trash bins so that visitors will be able to throw away trash properly.

We had donated 8 sets of three trash bins at the pagoda. The three trash bins were of different colours - black colour is for plastic bags and plastic bottles, and two red ones are for discarded flowers (from pagoda) and other trash.

Preparing the Trash Bins for Donation
Putting on Stickers
The red coloured bins are for throwing away discarded flowers and other trash

8 sets of trash bins were placed around the pagoda

MYiA Volunteers
We will continue to donate trash bins to pagodas in Yangon. Your kind contribution will be appreciated! Each trash bin will cost 6500 Ks. (or) the whole set (3 bins) will cost 19500 Ks.

Please contact for more information, and keep in touch with our activities via our Facebook page!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Volunteering at Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

May 5, 2012 was Kasone Full Moon Day, also known as "Buddha's Day". That day is known as Buddha's Day because Lord Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment, and died on that full moon day.

Myanmar celebrates this day with a festival where pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree) in pagoda compounds, known as "Kasone Water Pouring Festival on Bodhi Tree". It is to keep the tree alive during the hot summer season. 

This year, Myanmar Youths in Action volunteered at the Kasone Festival at Shwe Phone Phwint Pagoda, in order to help pilgrims with their water pouring by arranging the pots with fragrant water and thapyay leaves. Many members of Myanmar Youths in Action , and volunteers participated in this event.

Kasone Festival at Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda

Arranging Water Pots for Pilgrims

Pouring Water on the Bo Tree

Members of Myanmar Youths in Action
Thank you volunteers!!