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Lining the slippers 3: Making a difference

When I see this, I feel that they are not that unaware children. We can encourage them, we can teach them and we can cultivate them. But it is funny that every time when I go there I have to remind them to place their slippers systematically.

But I hope one day this will be become tnatural. Now, most of them have got to the point where they place their slippers systematically. So, I feel that I can do it. I can improve some parts of their life.

What happens when university students invest in community

Those kids were coming to us in the village where we were sharing knowledge. They were so happy to learn with us. They were playing around when we first went there. 

When I looked at those kids, I felt that they had very little of health education because they were dirty and didn’t even were footwear or slippers. But when they were running to me,I felt how they loved to learn with us. And I felt that I m a useful person and that I was so impressive to them as an educated person. In other words, I learnt to be a little proud of myself.

U Pain bridge 1: What does a bridge mean to a community?

I want to maintain this bridge as our daily wage depends on this,” told to me (Khin Khin Nyein ) by one of the women vendors.  We observed that she was chewing the beetle leaves and we asked, “where do you spit the beetle spit?” She replied immediately, “on the ground” with a shy laugh. I think the reason why she laughed was because she recognized that she herself did something which made the bridge dirty. 

Fostering waste management in community Part 2

Some people were not clear how the plastic bucket was to be used. Actually, this bucket is for wet waste and the plastic bag should be put in it first before putting trash in.

They used the bucket in wrong way as shown in the photos. We reminded them again, “the basket made with palm raffia is for dry waste and the bucket is for wet." We encouraged them to use it the correct way. 

What is the most beautiful place in Taungthaman: From children's memories

What is the most beautiful thing or place in your village? The question asked was to the young school children from Taungthaman Village.

The first drawing is of U Pain Bridge and the second one of Taung Tha Man Thitsar.Many children also drew pictures of their grandparents, Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda, Taung Tha Man Lake.

We asked them to explain their drawings - what they know about the particular place or thing -  the dos and dont's.

Aux portes de Saint-Louis : la gare routière

La gare routière de Saint-Louis est un lieu oú transitent des centaines de voitures, ainsi que des miliers de personnes. A part les chauffeurs et les passagers, il y'a des employés et des vendeurs qui viennent y travailler tous les jours. Sur notre photo nous voyons, devant le poste de contrôle, six personnes entrain de partager un repas, autour d'un bol. Il y'a parmi eux des coxeurs (hommes qui organisent et tiennent la liste des véhicules et qui sont chargés de rabattre les clients vers un taxi ou un autocar), des agents de la mairie, et des chauffeurs.

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