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Environment and Economic Development NEED - Myanmar: child's dream in life
NEED is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Mr. Dhu Wan, who has more than fifteen years of expertise in this area. The NEED teaches young people from Myanmar, most of whom are members of ethnical minorities, how to grow organically. The young people then go back to their local authorities to help developing their agricultural skills after school.
When the Model Farm Initiative (MFI) started, a residential education center was needed because most of the pupils were from Myanmar and needed accommodation. During 2008 we sponsored the building of the class rooms, offices and residential schools.
Allow me to present NEED and the first management of the agricultural training programme.
Allow me to present NEED and the first management of the agricultural education programme. The NEED is a nonprofit organisation that was founded 7 years ago in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and is now growing into Myanmar. Every year a group of undergraduates enroll in this 10-month programme to study through the countryside, become church directors and get a course on land, law and business.
Pupils are grouped and have different exercises every single workingday although they all begin their days with very early dawn gymnastics. NEED's primary objectives are to promote the environment, sustainability of agriculture and the country's economy. Pupils have worked on various concepts that they can put into practice in their own communities after school.
Khin Mar Htay is pumping from the well to irrigate the plants. The aim of this trust is to act as a center for biofood, responsible farming, agricultural networks and construction and to become an example of global sustainability in town. Pupils work with Khaing Dhu Wan (founder and executive director) to teach them about semen conservation, one of the programme's key priorities.
On this image you can see how the pupils replant the saplings they have bred. It is also the students' task to design their own arrangement of different crops so that they can investigate their behavior when they share the same room and the same wells. By using the bio vegetable they cultivate and supplementing it with products they buy from neighboring farmers, they also contribute to the evolution of the fellowship.
Joanna is teaching English and the pupils like her. You were a little timid when I first saw her, but your self-esteem was growing and you soon relished practicing your English with a newcomer. You are very interested in your own lives and the culture of Myanmar and other world.
In the coming year, the programme will take 40 instead of 25 pupils, largely because of this school-building. It is an astonishing accomplishment for which all prospective college undergraduates will be very thankful. NEED encourages grass roots to question the present agriculture and agriculture pathway of sustainable and detrimental to agronomy.
I was amazed how lucky the pupils and Dhu-Wan were! You have made Powerpoint demonstrations and explained them in English! Johanna announces the prices in this image. This is where Dhu Wan gives a degree to Pyae Sone Aung. Pupils sang and danced music from the different areas and one they had themselves wrote and compose, "The Tear of Departing", which was very emotion!
Additional picture: Panorama views of the farmstead and the pupils taking part in the early hours of the day.