Books For Kids
August 2nd, 2007 | Blog, Travel, books, Burma, children, cottage industry, ECCD, Myanmar, NGO, reading, Store, Sustainable, tourism, Yinthway
Shwe Yone Kalay Store — The Little Golden Rabbit Shop
Myanmar Books for Myanmar Kids
After a long journey from Yangon to Sittwe and then up the Kaladan river we finally made it to Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, Myanmar. We were heading back to our guest house before the electricity went off we came across the other six tourists who were visiting Mrauk-U which was, at one time, more affluent than London or Amsterdam.
They were discussing what were good things to give to the kids that occasionally hung around the temples. They were worried that simply handing out money would create a situation similar to that in Angkor Wat. They wanted to be able to give them something to help ease their own discomfort at seeing the poverty of these kids-their extended bellies and runny noses. The best they had come up with was pens, coffee-mix (instant coffee with powdered milk and lots of sugar), soap…things along those lines.