Our MyKids project team from Myanmar has sent in the latest status report. We are pleased to share that the project is making great progress at Andrew Youth Development Centre(AYDC) with the help of OHO assisted grants. It is extremely encouraging to see how far a small amount of money can go in improving the health and wellbeing of those less fortunate than us.
Here are some updates from the centre:
The new kitchen that was funded by an OHO grant was completed in April 2013 and is serving 140 adults and children daily.
The septic tank OHO also funded to get repaired is continuing to be emptied to combat an overflow issue.It is a short-term solution but the development of a new septic system is underway.
OHO also created a micro-finance grant to help the centre include protein in the diet of children. The money was used to buy beans including lentils, mung beans and soy beans. Beans are more affordable source of protein, fibre and nutrients, and keep longer than the meat alternative.
AYDC utilises a small plot of land to grow food to supplement the kitchen supplies. The crop comprises mostly of vegetables like watercress,gourd and rosella. OHO assisted with a 3 month supply of fertiliser for the land, which has helped increase the yield from the field.
The remaining funds from the OHO grants have been allocated to pay for medical consultation for the kids.