Thursday, June 10, 2010

Will You Be There For Them??

ျပီးခဲ့တဲ့ႏွစ္ (2009) ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၃၁ရက္ေန႔က မဂၤလာဒံု ပုလဲျမိဳ႔သစ္နားမွာရွိတဲ့ ျမသိဂႌသီလရွင္စာသင္တိုက္မွာ မိဘမဲ့ကေလးေတြနဲ႔ အဲဒိ အနီးအနားက ခ်ိဳ႔တဲ့တဲ့ ကေလးေတြကို ေန႔လည္စာေကြ်း... လက္ေဆာင္ပစၥည္းေလးေတြ ေပးျဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္...

မေဗဒါရဲ႔ ပိုက္ဆံအေျခအေနေၾကာင္း ကေလးေတြအတြက္ပဲ ဖိနပ္ လွဴႏုိင္ျပီး... က်န္တဲ့ ကိုရင္ၾကီးေတြနဲ႔ အတန္းၾကီး အေတြအတြက္ကေတာ့ ေငြသားမုန္႔ဖိုးပဲ ေပးလွဴျဖစ္ခဲ့တယ္... မိန္းကေလးေတြအတြက္ေတာ့ တစ္ခုပိုတာက ေခါင္းစည္းၾကိဳးေလးေတြလဲ လက္ေဆာင္ေပးခဲ့တယ္... ကေလးေတြအားလံုး ကစားဖို႔လဲ ဘက္မင္တန္တို႔ ေဘာလံုး ျခင္းလံုးတို႔လဲ လွဴခဲ့တယ္... အဲဒိေက်ာင္းမွာစာျပေပးတဲ့ ေစတနာရွင္ဆရာ ဆရာမေတြအတြက္လဲ ေက်ာင္းစိမ္းလံုးခ်ည္နဲ႔ ေငြသားေတြလွဴခဲ့တယ္...

မေဗဒါရဲ႕ ႔အလွဴအျပင္ youtube ေပၚမွာ သိခဲ့တဲ့ Gersing ကလဲ ပညာေရးေထာက္ပံ့စားရိတ္ကို လွဴခဲ့တယ္... ကိုယ္လဲ လွဴခြင့္ရတဲ့ အျပင္ သူမ်ားအလွဴကိုလဲ ကူညီခြင့္ရတဲ့အတြက္ ၀မ္းလဲသာမိတယ္... ျပီးေတာ့ Gersing ကိုလဲ ဒီေနရာကေန ေက်းဇူးတင္ေၾကာင္းေျပာခ်င္တယ္... ေနာက္ျပီး သာဓုလဲ ေခၚပါတယ္... သာဓု.. သာဓု.. သာဓု... ေနာက္လဲ မ်ားမ်ားလွဴႏုိင္ပါေစေနာ္...

ေနာက္ျပီး မေဗဒါ ျမန္မာျပည္ျပန္ျပီးအလွဴလုပ္မယ္ဆိုတုန္းက အနီးနားက သူငယ္ခ်င္းေတြထဲကလဲ သူတို႔ ေစတနာရွိသေလာက္ မေဗဒါ အလွဴထဲမွာ ထည့္၀င္ၾကတဲ့အတြက္လဲ ေက်းဇူးအမ်ားၾကီးတင္ပါတယ္...

အလွဴအေၾကာင္းအေသးစိတ္ကို ေနာက္ဗီြဒီယိုေတြ ထပ္တင္ျဖစ္ရင္ ေျပာျပခ်င္ပါေသးတယ္... ခုေတာ့ ခဏေနရင္ ျပမဲ့ ဗီြဒီယိုေလးနဲ့ပတ္သတ္ျပီး ေျပာခ်င္တယ္.. ဒီဗီြဒီယိုေလးမွာ မိုက္ကယ္ဂ်ပ္ဆင္ရဲ႕ Will you be there သီခ်င္းကို သံုးထားတယ္... ဘာလို႔လဲဆိုေတာ့ အဲဒိသီခ်င္းေလးရဲ႕ အဓိပၸါယ္ေလးက မိဘမဲ့ ကေလးတစ္ေယာက္ဘက္ကေန ခံစားျပီး ဆိုေပးထားတာျဖစ္တယ္... အဲဒိသီခ်င္း စာသားအဓိပၸါယ္ေလးကို နားေထာင္မိတိုင္း ရင္ထဲမွာ မိဘမဲ့ ကေလးေတြကို ကိုယ္ခ်င္းစာစိတ္ျဖစ္မိတယ္...

ဘာလို႔ရွင္းျပတာလဲဆိုေတာ့ ဗီြဒီယိုထဲမွာ ကိုရင္ေတြ သီလရွင္ေလးေတြလဲ ပါတယ္ေလ... အဂၤလိပ္သီခ်င္းၾကီးနဲ႔ မလိုက္ဖက္ဘူးလို႔ တခ်ိဳ႕က ထင္ခ်င္ထင္မယ္... ဒါေပမဲ့ အဲဒိ ကိုရင္ေတြ သီလရွင္ေတြထဲမွာလဲ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕က အက်ီၤဖိုးမတတ္ႏုိင္လို႔ သီလရွင္စည္းေပးခံထားရတဲ့ မိဘမဲ့ေလးေတြလဲ ရွိတယ္လို႔ သိရတယ္... ဒီသီခ်င္းေလးက charity သီခ်င္းေလး ျဖစ္တဲ့ အတြက္ Youtube တို႔ facebook တို႔ကလဲ ဒီသီခ်င္း အသံုးခ်မွဳကို ခြင့္ျပဳမယ္လို႔ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ပါတယ္... ဗီြဒီယိုေလးကိုလဲ ခံစားရင္ ကုသိုလ္ေတြကို မွ်ေ၀လိုက္ပါတယ္...

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ဗီြဒီယိုေအာက္က ပိုစ့္ေလးကေတာ့ Facebook ေပၚမွာ Gersing Aung ေရးထားတဲ့ ျမန္မာပညာေရးနဲ႔ အနာဂတ္ဆိုင္ရာ ပိုစ့္ေလးပါ... အဓိပၸါယ္ရွိျပီး ထိမိတဲ့အတြက္ ဖတ္သြားေစခ်င္ပါတယ္... သူကေတာ့ အေပၚမွာ ေျပာသြားတဲ့အတိုင္း ကြ်န္မကေန တဆင့္ ပညာေရးအေထြေထြစားရိတ္ေရာ ပညာထူးခြ်န္တဲ့ မိဘမဲ့ ကေလးတစ္ေယာက္အတြက္ ပညာသင္စားရိတ္ေရာကိုပါ ေပးလွဴခဲ့တဲ့သူပါ...


Mal-education, mis-education or de-education - all are recipes for slavery

When education is discouraged in a country, it must be earned through struggles, diligence and hard work. In Burma, a majority of students suffer from mal-education (and worst, DeEducation). Educational crisis in Burma is not a surprising blow. Social outcome of this crisis is best understood in the interest of Burmese ruling generals – which is to put the society in the mindset of slavery. While forced labor and physical slavery are not uncommon across Burma, feeding systematic brainwash and mis-education to innocent children is no excuse to humanity.

The mindset of slavery equals that of the powerless – a recipe for a f*-up life.

So, how do we overcome this crisis in Burma?

I do not have a good answer but I know that I cannot do it alone.

One of my teachers once said, “Brain drain is better than brain waste”. Although it would not be the best solution, I still thank her for the light she showed me.

Being on a brighter side now, I have had a desiring dream of helping children in Burma with their education. I want them to seek out education beyond their classrooms, and realize that education is what will liberate them.

Since I was in Burma, my targeted group of children for help has been the orphans throughout Burma (though my sister has a different idea of supporting primary school teachers). And I want to set up the fund and distribute it for the orphans’ educational benefits. I also have an ultimate dream of building a school-home where they are educated while raised and nurtured. It is a million dollars journey and every journey begins with one step.

I am glad I was able to make the first step towards my goal with a selfless and sincere help from a friend who went and visited Burma. Through that friend, I was able to reach out to Burmese orphans and abandoned children cared for by a Buddhist nun. That orphanage solely depends on private donations and the outlook of the orphanage is poor because it is suited in a rugged location and donors are not willing not make a trip to the orphanage. I am thankful that my friend and hers voluntarily made several trips to that orphanage while they were in Burma.

I requested the nun to use half of my donation on general educational expenses and the other half on a scholarship award to an outstanding student. The idea of scholarship is not yet popular in Burma and probably unheard of in the orphanages. But, I hope that the concept of reward will motivate the kids, and give them a sense of hope and a purpose of life.

Like everything in Burma, nothing can be confirmed. I cannot confirm that money will be used as per my request not because of the credibility of the orphanage, but because of the inaccessibility nature of our country. I have my faith in the nun, and I will leave it as it is.

With a permission of the photographer, I am sharing some of the images from the orphanage. I hope these pictures bring you joy, sympathy, compassion and creative ideas.

And…MOST IMPORTANTLY, I HOPE ONE DAY, YOU CAN PERSONALLY CREATE A MUTUAL HAPPINESS WITH THEM!!!



6 comments :

kokomaung.uk said...

သာဓု သာဓု သာဓု ပါ မေဗဒါေရ....
ၾကည္ၾကည္ႏူးႏူးနဲ႔ ဗီဒီယုိကလစ္ကေလးကို ဆုံးခန္းတုိင္ေအာင္ ၾကည့္ရႈသြားပါတယ္။

Anonymous said...

သည္ထက္မက လွဳဒါန္း ႏိုင္ပါေစ ....

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ေႏြးေနျခည္ said...

သာဓု သာဓု သာဓု
ဒီ့ထက္မက လွဴဒါန္းႏိုင္ပါေစ မေဗဒါ

Gersing Aung ဆိုတာ ယူက်ဴ႕မွာ ကိုယ္တိုင္ သီခ်င္းဆိုၿပီး တင္တဲ့ တေယာက္လား?

mabaydar said...

အင္း ဟုတ္တယ္ ေနျခည္... သူပဲ... ဗီြဒီယိုထဲမွာ သူ႔ channel link ပါတယ္...

may said...

စိတ္ကူးေလးေကာင္းတယ္
သာဓု သာဓု သာဓု

Anonymous said...

အရမ္း သေဘာက်တယ္။ ေနာက္တခါလႉရင္ေျပာပါ။ ပါခ်င္လို႕

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