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Development Projects

I recently traveled to Myanmar with my parents. In Ngapali, a region in the west of Myanmar, I had the chance to visit a local NGO project with my mother. A NGO is a Non Governmental Organization which means that private people work together to help others who are in need. With this NGO we delivered solar panels to a village that did not have power supply. Here are some impressions from the visit. Our Trip started here. The car stopped because of the river. Which meant we had to walk through the river. Into the Nature of Myanmar we went. It was beautiful. The other adults from the NGO carried big boxes with solar lamps inside. We walked a long way through the forests, the fields and tight pathways. And then finally we arrived in a little village were everyone was waiting for us. There were many children, too. They looked very interested. Then women from the NGO explained how to use the solar lamps. And these were the people who got solar lamps. After the solar lamps …

Education Projects

Many NGOs and Charity Organizations focus on education. School and Kindergarten are not for free in many countries and poor families can not afford to send their children to school. But education is very important to make the life of people better. Some Charity organizations fund school supplies, some build whole schools and some pay for the teachers. During last years I visited several education projetcs in Cambodia and Vietnam. Here are some impressions. We visited a School in Cambodia (it is empty because of school holidays). One of the charity employees came with us and explained everything. This school was donated by a Family. My mom and I visited a kindergarten in Vietnam. The children were very happy to see us. They welcomed me very kind and I saw they were exited. They danced a very cute welcome dance. Then I had to dance with them. And we played games. That was fun! I then gave out some donations. They all wanted the big boxes with games inside. 🙂 After the visit in the kindergarten we went …

Environment Projects

Trash, waste or garbage are huge problems in many developing countries. Not so many years ago the people used to grow what they eat. There weren’t many shops selling food or other goods. People simply had what they harvested. If they bought food it was wrapped in banana leafs. So everybody was used to just throw the packaging away. Today everything is wrapped in plastic. But in many countries there is no working garbage collection. So the trash piles up everywhere. Many NGOs and Charity Organizations work on solving the trash problem. Like on that small island in Cambodia. We started off on a boat to a small island. On the way we saw some fisher boats. Nearly all people living on this Island were fishers. Due to bad weather conditions we had to use a jetty some miles away from the village and then walk. The people are very nice to the animals on the island and it was very cute to watch the puppies play. Before, this place was filled with knee deep rubbish. But …

Farming Projects

In Developing Countries many people work as farmers. They grow what they eat. In Southeast Asia they are often rice farmers. As there is no artificial water supply the rice only grows once a year after the rain season. To improve their living conditions it would help the people to grow extra crops that they can sell at the market. NGOs and Charity Organizations teach the people how to grow extra crops on their land that they can sell. My Family and I visited a Learn farm. Here farmers learn how to farm different things than rice. We met one of the farmer families with their son. They spoke with us about their life. It was very interesting.