Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’

Our First Workshop

December 21st, 2011 No comments

Our first workshop in Bogalay We are in the Inya Lake hotel in Yangon, having just returned from our first three day teacher training workshop in Bogalay sponsored by Nargis Library Recovery. Everyone agrees that it went really well. Gayle Holmes taught with Sue assisting. We met Keith and Gayle in Bangkok a few years [...]

Another Delta Village

January 8th, 2011 1 comment

Bill Cochran climbing up to the pier. Dennis Taylor and Thant still in the boat. Naw Maureen Kolay, WV director for Bogalay to the left walking up the pier. Notice the jungle at this landing is not so overpowering as at Auk Magyi. While with World Vision we visited Koun Thee Chaung village. They have [...]

Who Does What in Myanmar

January 4th, 2011 No comments

With World Vision heading toward “jungle schools” in the Myanmar delta. Part of our group is in the preceding boat. Some aid gets to the people of the delta area of Myanmar. For every $50 in international aid, both government and non government, to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Myanmar gets $2.50. I was told this [...]

Getting There is Half the Fun

January 2nd, 2011 1 comment

Sue and I enjoy river breezes on deck on the river ferry Yamone Aung. In Myanmar, getting there is half the fun, whether on their hand crafted roads or on the river. Especially the river. Even though Thingangon was a major village (it even shows on Google maps, but in the wrong place) it was [...]

Back from Myanmar (Again)

January 1st, 2011 No comments

David Leuthold, chairman for Nargis Library, and Daw Ah Win from the donor group cut the ribbon for the new Thingangon library. I have used this title before. Sue and I again went to Myanmar and visited a number of libraries supplied by Nargis Library Recovery as well as our first new library building. The [...]

Road Trip!

November 7th, 2010 1 comment

A large song taew ready to go. Yesterday we went to the “Baan Song Muang” children’s rights conference in Baan Kruad about fifty kilometers southeast of Nang Rong. It is a two day conference with children invited for the first day. Most of our staff and kids went, and I went along as well. We [...]

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Tourists in Myanmar: More Good than Harm

May 5th, 2010 No comments

I have talked about travel in Myanmar in the past. I will certainly be going there again when I can. Just to keep you up to date, here is a link to a recent article on a website sponsored by what I think is a group in opposition to the government. Please read Derek Tonkin’s [...]

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The Ultimate Trip?

December 13th, 2009 4 comments

Just as we are getting ready for a southern Thailand trip, Derek Tonkin sent this about vacation travel in Myanmar. I think the tide is turning on tourism to Myanmar. In the recent past you might have been viewed anywhere from politically incorrect to a supporter of a brutal military government if you decided to [...]

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Myanmar and the U.S.

November 14th, 2009 No comments

Mr. Dinger did sent a picture of the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar. As I said before (08 Nov 09) the Embassy is quite impressive, and indicates that although the U.S. has a lot of differences with the government there, it is certainly taking Myanmar seriously. As I remember, there was more in the compound on [...]

Presentation to the Monks

November 7th, 2009 1 comment

What we do with many of the books we bring in is give them to the Buddhist monks. I’m not sure whether we make any merit in the Buddhist sense, but many temples in Myanmar have libraries that house our books and are used by their communities. The monks also distribute the books to these [...]