Pun Hlaing May 2020 Newsletter
Updated: Apr 27, 2020
By Win Pa Pa Myo @ Grace
April has been an eventful month, news of global pandemic, curfews and lockdown. However, through this crisis, we witnessed many heroes in the world! Our May newsletter starts with just that, partnering with World Health Organization and United Nations to acknowledge and honouring the heroes of the world.
Staying local, Going global: Supporting COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Show our solidarity to the global community by supporting the works of WHO to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations and institutions anywhere in the world to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts.”
Locally we are witnessing our very own Pun Hlaing Estate heroes
Normality in times of crisis
“We take taken the following precautionary measures to ensure the residents, tenants and staff safety; to ensure a sense of normality in the everyday lives. There are a lot of parts that has to be engaged to ensure normality; and these are made possible with the commitment of the unsung heroes of Yoma Land. We would like to thank them for their personal commitment to continuously provide a safe haven for the residents and the community at large,” echoed Jonathan Hegarty, General Manager of the Pun Hlaing Estate. More then 350 staff members are living at the estate, away from their homes and families, to take care of the residents living here. Read full article here.
Doing it right
We are glad our efforts have paid off! Read testimonials here
Residents Heroes join forces with Step-in Step-up to provide and guide the villagers on health & safety
Pun Hlaing Estate and Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital have joined forces with local charity organisation Step-in Step-up to make reusable mask to support the surrounding villagers. Led by Jackie Appel, four pedal sewing machines have been secured for use within the village.
If you have a sewing machine at home and can volunteer your time sewing masks for the villagers, kindly contact Jackie. Donation of fabric is also highly welcomed.
Pun Hlaing Estate Community Portrait Project: A Portrait of Strength & Courage
Despite the crisis, our residents have grown closer and stronger. Staying at home requires strength and resilience. Our residents are providing mental and emotional support to one another. The Pun Hlaing Estate Community Portrait Project aims to capture this solidarity in a photo collage, featuring individual residents, reminding them of good memory for a long time to come. This project can only be completed with residents sending a beautiful portrait of themselves to us. This project will be the feature of June 2020 newsletter. Email your photo to Brenda, we thank you for your participation in advance! Looking forward to receiving your photo soon!