Mingalarbar Mentors and friends from the Stiftunglife Germany
On this auspicious occasion of Stiftunglife Annual Meeting 2021, I would like to extend my cordial greetings and heartfelt thanks to each one of you from Myanmar. As you all know, our country has reversed to our olden times within the seven months. Universities, Colleges and schools are closed. Hospitals are open with no doctors. Pharmacy shops take the place for mediation. Banks are open but not the place for drawing cash. Roads are almost empty. No more loudspeaker music in countryside areas. Factories and companies shut down and workers are back home in their villages. More people but no job, no income in families has caused family break down. Children holding a handful of vegetables shout in streets to sell their vegetables.
Myanmar people in general have happy personality but after practicing to suppress the emotions for months, people become more like statues. While going through these difficult circumstances, our students also had their own struggles and concerns for their studies, health and most importantly food for their families' survival. Although some supporters have gone away from the country due to the crisis, Stiftunglife stay with us warmly until today. That is the greatest gift for us to be strong and be alive forward. Like other young people, our students had feelings of depression many times and we share our feelings, support each other and exchange ideas to move on with new spirits to face challenges. Yesterday, I had a chat with students and was surprised and energized to learn that many of our students have made firm determination to focus on learning new things continuously and they have done so much so far. What they learn includes the following.
Language: EnglishIELTS, TOEFL, Listening English Podcast from BC app, TED talk, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French, Spanish, IT: HTML, CSS, Applied visual Design, Digital Marketing, A+ Computer maintenance, Web development
Business: Accounting, LCCI, Enterpreneurs, Supply Chain Management, Improve good personality, Customer relationship, EQ Lectures, Boosting memory lectures
Medicine: Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Anatomy
Art: Sewing, Crochet
Teaching children, Volunteering in Covid Centres, Volunteering in Medical Teleconsultation,
Some students are unfortunately unable to learn new things partly because they have bad internet line and partly because they have to help the family with agriculture or housework.
On behalf of students and Myanmar people, I would like to say"Thank you so much" again to all mentors and friends of the foundation Life for your financial and spiritual supports during these difficult times. Your help has been invaluable to all of us in Myanmar. We wish you all good health, happiness and long life.
Khin from Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar
17 September, 2021