We wish to wish all of our American supporters a very happy Independence Day and explained to our students that America was like Myanmar, once a colony of Britain.
By now all of us, as well as you are paying close attention to the attempt to rescue the boy’s soccer team that has been trapped in a flooded cave in upper Thailand (next to the Myanmar border). Our thoughts and our prayers ware with them and their families. It is the same monsoon rains that have trapped those boys that yearly inundate Myanmar, thus far in Myanmar over 780 square miles have been flooded and the crops destroyed from this year’s monsoon (and it’s still early in the season).
With the monsoons, our children have a more difficult time making their way to class, but they continue to show up with bright smiles and full of enthusiasm, if not slightly damp from the rains. We are currently going back over some of their previous work to reinforce the ideas and language skills they have learned, as well as pushing them further into their computer skill training and preparing to interduce them to the internet. Several of our teachers have undertaken to tutor our older students with their public-school work and showing them how to use the computer to help speed up their studies.
There are several exciting developments on the horizon for The Esther Project and our staff is working diligently to bring them all to fruition, and we look forward to sharing the exciting news with you in the near future.
Solomon Shwe Oke (Esther Project Myanmar)