Meet Our Students (4): Pyint’s Story

I was sent to the boarding house by my father after my parents were divorced and have no contact with them since then. I don’t know why he had to send me to the boarding house. Nevertheless, I am happy to live in the boarding house because I have a lot of friends and am able to study at school. During the lunchtime at school, I often follow friends to a computer room, practising the typing. I really want to be an expert in computer training when I grow up. I also hope that I can build my career as a computer trainer.

 

My name is Pyint and I am 13-year-old. I live in the Children’s Development Centre (CDC) boarding house and am grade 3 at CDC school. I am originally from Ken Na Poo village, Karen State, Myanmar/Burma. I was sent to the boarding house by my father after my parents were divorced and have no contact with them since then. I don’t know why he had to send me to the boarding house. Nevertheless, I am happy to live in the boarding house because I have a lot of friends and am able to study at school. Here in the boarding house, even we are all from different locations and have different backgrounds, we share some similar experiences that I have. Everyone cares for, helps each other, and eats in the same port — like family, which makes me feel so warm so that I can forget about my past. I would not be able to go to school if I stayed with my parents. They were not good parents — that’s what I remember of them.

I usually wake up at 6:00 am and take a bath. At 6:30 I have breakfast and I get on the school bus at 7:30. When I arrive at school, I do my cleaning duty with my friends. My school starts at 9:00 and finishes at 4:00 pm. I love studying because the study has me to improve my knowledge. At school, we are not only learning but also, we can participate in vocational activities. This became my favourite thing among I learn at the school. There is no problem for me in the daily lesson.

One thing that I have been changed after living in the boarding house is that now I can read, write, and improved my cooperative mind and learned the value of life. Most of my free time, I don’t spend a lot of time on playing but I try to read books because it gives me some ideas and knowledge.  During the lunchtime at school, I often follow friends to a computer room, practising the typing. I really want to be an expert in computer training when I grow up. I also hope that I can build my career as a computer trainer.

The Dry Food Programme

For me, Dry Food programme is very important because it gives me a healthy life that helps to develop my physical and intellectual health. I would like to say thank you to donors who support me and other vulnerable children to be able to go to school and stay safe.

 

(We conduct interviews with our students in accordance with the MTC Child Protection Policy. Interviews are conducted by our responsible Child Protection staff who are trained.)


Children living in the CDC boarding houses and the Bamboo Children’s Home continue to receive support from MTC, allowing them to have a safe space to live and access education. The Dry Food Program continues to provide a safe living environment and provides basic dry food supplies to children living in 23 boarding houses including three months of emergency support across migrant and IDP areas.

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