Kendall Community Op Shop donation for Burma orphanage

Kendall resident Tin Hta Nu has thanked the Kendall Community Op Shop for its ongoing support after she received funding to support disadvantaged children through the Burma Education Fund.

The Fund was established with Tin's farm produce sales, contributions of the op shop and residents of Camden Haven.

Tin said the funds had contributed to building a high school in a remote village in central Burma, education of medical students from the same region, computers and teaching aids for children in Rangoon (Yangon), building toilets and water tanks, food and schooling needs for a girls' orphanage in Rangoon.

"The Op Shop has been the major donor of all these projects," Tin said.

This year a $500 Op Shop grant has been used for the needs of the 90 girl orphans in Thukhitayama orphanage in Rangoon.

The orphanage is run by the nuns and the orphans go to nearby public school.

The items needed for education include uniforms, thongs, umbrellas for the monsoon, school bags, exercise books, pens, pencils, and pencil boxes.

"The items have all been purchased with the donation of Kendall Op Shop," Tin said.

"The chief nun was grateful for the contribution, as the girls' educational needs are covered for the whole year.

"A contribution of $500 goes a long way in Burma."

Tin said thanks to the donations, one girl is studying as external student at Rangoon University and three girls have attempted their high school final.

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