I got in last night from an amazing ten days in Burma.
I delivered your donations, including the ‘new’ embosser, parts to repair the old one, teaching materials, a voltage regulator, Braille embossing paper, and T shirts for all 110 kids at the School for the Blind in Rangoon on Jan. 18.
I bought plain white T shirts in Rangoon and had them printed with THANK YOU in English and Burmese, as I felt this would benefit more people than buying pre-made T shirts.
When my friend Nyan and I arrived, the Headmaster had the kids line up, and then announced that I had come again with donations, and that each of them would get a gift. They were thrilled. I went down the line, giving each one their T shirt, after which they all walked out to the front of the school for a group picture, all helping each other. The whole thing was really quite touching.
The photos are pretty self-explanatory. I even have one of the T shirts be printed, as well as a picture a dorm room.
Thanks again for your help!
An inveterate traveler, I have spent a great deal of time searching for new arts and artisans, mostly in Asia. I am drawn to Asia thanks to my 25-year tenure living in Japan. During that period I traveled extensively and often in Southeast Asia. Upon returning to the US, I formed Arts of Asia in order to share the qualities I admire in Asia with my friends and customers in the US. To support this mission, I continue to spend 4 months a year abroad. The search is never ending!