This programme is designed to provide cooked meals to community members by using resources from within the same beneficiary community.
Many daily waged laborers have lost their jobs due to current political turmoil in the country as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which urged Myanmar Kitchen to shift focus on providing aid to people in need.
Our objective is to reach people who are at serious risk of starvation and require immediate aid.
FAP makes an impact on communities and individuals beyond the obvious which is to bring a feeling of satiety and deliver nutrients for one week. This itself can improve the health and physical wellbeing of individuals.
The main impact of FAP is to give families a one-week window where they don’t have to buy food and can save some amount of money. This savings can be used to attend their other immediate needs such as medical services, house repair, school supplies, etc..
We know, through follow-up interviews and conversations with our beneficiaries, that FAP has made many positive impacts to the selected beneficiaries communities and families.
In summary FAP improves physical and mental wellbeing of community members, and provides an opportunity to make changes in their daily lives, even if it’s only a small improvement which results in a bigger impact.
Hlaing Thayar Township with a population of around 700,000 is one of the biggest townships in Myanmar.
The township has one of the largest labor populations in Yangon, with most of them living in slums.
These settlements, due to their temporary nature, don’t have access to public water sources and distribution systems.
Only 5 out of 100 of households have their own tube well and the remainder rely on other sources of water supply such as
Our goals are to improve the state of hygiene and subsequently health conditions of residents of underprivileged communities, to provide financial support to families by eliminating the requirement to purchase water on a daily basis, as well as medical costs as a result of improvement in health condition, to create short term income for construction laborers at community by using resources from within the community we serve.
Each clean water system covers at least 120 households and provides 20 ltrs. of water/day/capita, which is the minimum quantity recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A large percentage of the population at temporary settlements in Hlaingthayar Township, Yangon, are kids between 6 to 18 years old. These young generations have been away from school and educational programs since early 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Schools have recently been re-opened but many families hesitate to send their kids to attend school due to political and safety concerns.
Myanmar Kitchen started an educational programme called TYC to address all these issues and help the young generation to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
TYC was launched on 7th November, 2021 and offers various courses to learn practical skills and gain essential knowledge for their future. The courses are designed for students from age groups of 6 to 25 years old, and are based on the level of their current knowledge and skill set.All courses are being taught by volunteers and during the weekend. This helps us to serve communities with minimum cost and maximum reach. In addition, we provide students with stationeries and all other materials required for their training.
We are currently training around 200 students following subjects during courses of 8 weeks durations:
We are in the process of setting up more training centers across Hlaingtharyar and offer more classes and subjects in the future.