GN Myanmar

GN Myanmar

 

Introduction Country and Project

Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia, and the 40th-largest in the world. Myanmar is one of the poor countries and 75 % of the population relies on agriculture and 65 % of the population earns less than $3 per day. Myanmar suffers from pervasive government controls, inefficient economic policy, and extensive poverty. Bogale Township, where GNI Myanmar implements its project, has 71 village tracts with 589 villages and with a population of 349,427. 56% of the population’s income come from agriculture (paddy planting) and 37% of the population comes from fishing. To supplement their income, 80% of households raise livestock and 18% grow vegetables.  Some villages in the southern part of Bogale close to the ocean face water scarcity problems because the pond water was contaminated by salt and tube wells were destroyed by floods. Approximately 80 % of the population depends on odd jobs; only 26 % of arable lands are productive. The majority of the population is highly vulnerable to potential cyclones because there is limited access to cyclone-resistant shelters. About 90 % of the homes had been destroyed when Cyclone Nargis hit the delta areas on May 2, 2008, and GNI Myanmar has implemented rehabilitation since 2009, and a health program for the community, child care and protection awareness program to protect the children from human trafficking and from exploitation of child’s labor.

 (Yellow-shaded ones are our target village tracts)

 

Introduction Program of Project and Outcome in 2010

With the aim of promoting targeted communities’, GNI implemented community development programs in 34 Nargis-hit villages, Bogale Township, through rehabilitating infrastructure, health, economic, education and WATSAN (water and sanitation).  GNI supported the building of five bridges, ten roads/streets, five schools and three ECCD (Early Child Care Development) centers, two ferry boats which made it easier for the students to go to school and the entrance rate of primary and middle school students increased by 25 % in 2010. We supported 39 students with education and 2,000 school kits sent to the students as their educational facilities. GNI Myanmar has been supporting 2,400 sponsored children in their education and health in 2010; 76% of our sponsored children received medical service (including intensive care support) and takes part in our awareness programs. Parents became more aware of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and HIV/AIDS through our health awareness sessions. We have initiated loan programs for rice and fertilizer bank programs for the active community members, with 93 households having an increase in income and as well as starting a community fund from rice and fertilizer bank interest.

 

 

 

 

Thank You Message

‘Mingalarbar’ (Hi!), we at GNI Myanmar wish to express our heartfelt thanks for your support to our needy children in semi-urban and remote delta areas. Our target beneficiaries have benefited to a great extent from your support with projects such as tube-well drilling, road renovations, new school buildings and educational supports for school children, new house building and repairing, income generating by rice and fertilizer bank programs, child health care and promoting child right programs. We have been able to support sponsored children with monthly medical treatment service for 235 children, and hospitalization for 21 children and operation supports for 4 children as well as annual medical check-up for 1,600 children. Let us say again ‘Kyae Zue Tin Ba Tae’ (Thank you so much!) for your kind support to our marginalized children.   

 

 

 

- The name of program: HIV/AIDS awareness session to village volunteers, teachers, and parents

- Project: Mingalardon Community Development Project

- Objective: To prevent and reduce HIV/AIDS prevalent in target communities

- Time: December 18, 20, 2010

- Contents of the program: GNI provides the target communities with HIV/AIDS knowledge so that they   become aware of the disease and prevent it from spreading.

-Outcome of Activity: The communities are not in fear of the disease since they have gained prevention knowledge and share the knowledge among community members. There is less discrimination and stigma in the target communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- The name of program: Child Talent Show on Universal Children’s Day

- Project: Mingalardon Community Development Project

- Objective: To promote Child Rights in target communities

- Time: November 20, 2010

- Contents of Activity: Sponsored and non-sponsored children from grade 1 and grade 2 take part in Universal Children Day event to raise awareness on child rights to community members.

- Outcome of the program: Parents become aware of child rights and become more interested in child care   and development program, especially in nurturing their children in their early stage and they are easily mobilized for community development programs.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

- The name of program: Supporting School Ferry Boat and school kits

- Project: Bogale Community Development Project

- Objective: To safe transportation and improve educational facilities to the students

- Time: September, October 2010.

- Contents of Activity: Two units of school ferry boats provided for safe transportation to Grade 1 to 5 primary students and 2000 sets of school kits supporting to the students.

- Outcome of the program: Primary students have to attend the school without absenteeism in safety transportation environment and attend the secondary school level. After the school season, the CDC will use the boat for their income generation activities and support the transportation of the village.

 

 

 

    

- The name of program: Reinforce concrete school building construction

- Project: Bogale Community Development Project

- Objective: To improve educational facilities to the students and use as cyclone shelter for the communities

- Time: January to April, 2010.

- Contents of Activity: Two units of school building, fly-proof toilets and water storage tanks constructed in two villages. Supports sustainable educational environment and used for cyclone shelter in rainy season.

- Outcome of the program: Primary students have to attend the school without absenteeism in a safe environment and also extend attending to the secondary level.  25% of the students attended secondary school. The village will use the school building as a cyclone shelter. The communities have gained constructive technical knowledge and will maintain the school building in the future.

 

 

 

-The name of program: Reinforce Concrete Bridge Construction, road fixing and repairing

-Project: Bogale Community Development Project

-Objective: Support safe transportation environment to the communities

-Time: April to December, 2010

-Contents of Activity: Reinforce concrete cement bridges construction in five villages and 10 roads.

-Outcome of the program: People will have safe transportation, increase income, less injuries, promote their economic situation, skilled labors and students can attend regardless of fear by using the fixed bridges/roads. 70000 feet of repaired roads in the project area.

 

 

 

-The name of program: Staff annual meeting and retreat

-Objective: - Review 2010 activities, planning and preparing POA 2011.

                       - Refreshment and relive organization goals/vision

                       - Motivate the staff

 -Time: Dec, 2010.

-Outcome of the program: Staff promoted high coordination skill and team spirit. They have shown their individual skill and great vision about the organization.