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As Myat Thu, 19, had a great radioactive precipitation with his abusive dad, he realised that he had to go home, but he had nowhere to go.
A possibility would have been a dangerous street existence, but he recalled seeing the Link Age Restuarant on Facebook, a restaurateur that emerged from an effort to protect and train a dozen vulnerable youngsters for cooking. He was greeted by the eatery and the bunker in the same house has been his home for four-month.
Since its inauguration in March 2011, Myat Thu is one of the 48 youngsters who have been educated at Link Age Restaurant after receiving a 15,000 Euro subsidy from the public authorities for the scheme. While there are no formal numbers on how many Yangon streets have seen, the numbers have risen due to emigration from the countryside, a demographic explosion and financial hardship.
A lot of kids are begging on the street, crowding around for small tasks and some also become criminals. His name is Thi Oo. Though Hnit Thi Oo herself has never been on the street, she is not a foreigner in need and misery. Hnit Thi Oo, the daughter of a destitute lone parent, grew up without a home, moved around the houses of her grandchildren and grandchildren and did not always feel welcome.
Hnit Thi Oo spends the year studying English. 1996 things got better and Hnit Thi Oo came to a college - but this case the state closed the universities for four years. Thi Oo used the opportunity to study French and assisted herself as a tourist leader.
After all, Hnit Thi Oo's ability to work under pressure and a lot of effort proved to be worth it: She received a full grant from the Goverment of France for a bachelor's in economics in Paris in 2002. But her passions were still food and giving it back to youngsters. Though the Link Age Restaurant is her idea, she is still waiting at the table and working with the children in the canteen.
Because Link Age is a non-profit organization, Hnit Thi Oo will continue to work as a travel agent and interpreter to help herself. The income of Link Age Restaurant pays the wages and training costs for their employees and also covers the costs of operating the animal sanctuary. Thi Oo works with a professional cook to show these youngsters how to prepare Burma's food.
Every educated and prosperous young cook has the power to produce a sprinkle effect in his or her own fellowship, Hnit Thi Oo states. He says that the everyday gratification of seeing fortunate clients, his passion for food and the desire to help his brothers and sisters, who still lives with his abusive dad, keep him alive.
Thi Oo is optimistic that Myat Thu will soon be prepared for such a work.