By staff volunteer Wai, Editorial Staff for Mary K. Yap Foundation (Yangon Project Office) February 2, 2017
On Dec 23, the morning sunlight is glitter on the roads. Lead by U peter on behalf of Mary K. yap Foundation, the volunteer team is preparing to go Myaung Da Ga Village over Mhawbi. The foundation bring a special gift to full of cheerfulness and smile and excitement in Christmas time for 32 children of Myittamon youth development Shelter a.k.a Franciscan Sisters Orphanage a.k.a Franciscan Missionary of Mary Sisters Orphanage from Myaung Da Ga Village located between Hmawbi and Taikkyi Township. This gift which makes the big smiles on faces of children is the magician ‘Minn Let Yar’. We expected they must be in touch this gift after lunch time. And then ' we bring a lot of literature books, story books to get the beauty of heart and mind for children according to the motto of Mary K. Yap Foundation, ‘a child - a book'. For them to learn Technology and Languages, we bring the repairing computer books and domestic books as knitting. According to the sister Rose Mary, Myittarmon Shelter has totally 31 girls, they attending between fifth grade and tenth grade, and 1 boy attending Government Technological University. We believe that our carrying books give them to fulfil the strength of life.
After 15 minutes over the Mhawbi Tour Gate, we reached the bustop 'Myaung Da Ga Tar Sone'. From the top of the narrow lane, there was the guide board named ‘Toward Mi Ga Dar Wone Monastery’ beside the poorest hut and we saw the volunteers who reached there early and some children wearing Christmas hats and waving their hands very warmly. After accepted a warm welcome, turn right into the rough lane. Over 7 minutes, we saw 4 sisters and the children who were wearing white innocent smiles beside the Board 'Myittarmon Youth Development Shelter'. In this time the rough roads, difficult cases, time delays and our anxious are gone away. At a room, our special gift, the magician is preparing for children to bright their sadness smile and to glitter their faded eyes.
The staffs of Foundation, 'Me Me', 'Nang', ‘Htet Htet’, 'Lay' were busy to prepare lunch food for children and the photographer, 'Naing Linn' too, busy with photographing the dining room, dormitories of children and the plantations of Myittarmon Shelter. After lunch, that time is reach to touch the special gift of foundation, the magician 'Minn Let Yarr'.
‘Byoung! ..byoung! …byoung! ’ (Clapping Sound)
Under the sophisticated scenes of the Magician masterpiece, the children are wearing smile and have been anxiously looking forward which scenes will become. We aimed that to carry the smile to orphans in Christmas Time and all people have been enjoining with each smile cause of our activity.
‘The Christmas time is anyone wants to stay with family... so.., this time is really sadly for orphans, our foundation created this trip by only wish, to make happy for them, the children of Myittarmon Shelter who can't be together with their family. The children from this shelter, who has one parent as well as only a mother or only a father, and additionally the poor children who has both parents, they are arriving right there, that the lack of financial education needs.’
‘Mary K. Yap Foundation had being doing for orphans about 15 years. Our focus is the happiness of their life. Form Mary K. Yap Foundation who are dedicated to transform better the life of orphans, we are satisfied that making the smile on face of children. And we believe that our supporter donors are satisfied too.’
'Today, we donated educational needs of childrens, Snacks, Foods and lunch, in addition to 5 Lakhs to Myittarmon Shelter for that to care, provide and support for children more. We are appreciate and so happy for that donated to Myittarmon Shelter.’
Sure that the foundation donors are full of smile as well as U Peter Face. The children are also full of smile, each holding the donated books and viewing his face. After magic show over, the songs are flying up in the classroom. The volunteer of Foundation are also happy singing the tracks with them, and the smile are placed the singing children faces.
“Merry Christmas To You All”
At the end of the song “Merry Christmas To You All” unanimous released to the entire shelter covered with enjoying joyful applause.