BEST AGM - 2018
On a sunny Sunday afternoon on 22 July 2018, at the home of Daw Khin Win Mya, over one hundred friends and supporters of BEST gathered for the most well attended AGM to date. Equipped with guitars, drums and boundless talent, the BEST youth brought fresh energy and entertainment for all around.
THANK YOU all for your support and for being there with us. Thank you Mr. Justin King for this video.
Oakkah on the drums (left), Thuta on the guitar(middle) and Zabu Sheeren (right).
BEST AGM 2018 (22 July) entertainment programme closed with a song and a dance by the youngest youth of all - Dr. Ko Ko Gyi and Dr. Thwe Oo! First performed on Myanmar TV, this new year song, entitled "Shwin laan chan myay par say" wished everyone peace and happiness. Wishing all our supporters peace and happiness.
On 13th April 2018 on the eve of the Myanmar New Year celebrations, Myaing Nunnery in Shwe Pyi Thar received an additional 1 million kyats donation from BEST. Myaing nunnery welcomes a total of 500 pupils composed of day pupils from the local area as well as children from other parts of the country who are under the care of the nuns.“The kindness shown to support these children through care and education is truly inspirational. You can tell the impact that this has had on their lives just by the smiles on their faces: bright and full of warmth,” said Kaythi Win Aung, of BEST Youth.
On 5th March 2018, BEST donated 3 million kyats to Shwe Sin Tipitaka Foundation. “I am delighted that our supporters and friends from the UK, the BEST team in Myanmar and our family can do this donation together”said Daw Khin Win Mya, BEST President. (photos above & below Shwe Sin Tipitaka Foundation)
There were smiles all around as BEST donated 3 million kyats to the Sitagu International Buddhist Missionary Centre on 26th February 2018 . Venerable Ashin Nyanissara, Sitagu/Thegon Sayadaw encouraged BEST to continue it’s good work. (Photos above and below - Sitagu International Buddhist Missionary Centre)
BEST donated 1.5 million kyats to the Dhamma Maydini Parahita school in North Oakalapa on 11th February 2018 marking the 14th year of donation to this deserving establishment. In his keynote speech, Dr. Crawley, the former head of the BBC Eastern Service, paid tribute to BEST Founder U Nay Win highlighting his lifelong interest in education and learning. Dr. Crawley said U Nay Win’s passion for learning never ceased. He recalled U Nay Win’s radio programmes in which he enthusiastically passed on what he had seen and learned. Dr. Crawley highlighted three key messages. He said that learning and education may be difficult but should be fun. He also said that learning continues long after we leave school and that learning should always be followed with a smile. Dr. Crawley said “To us foreigners, Burmese people - boys and girls, are famous for their smiles. So be happy as you learn!” he encouraged.
Entering Phaung Daw Oo school in the Aungmyaytharsan township in Mandalay is like walking into a vast village of over 8000 happy and hardworking children. The smiles on their faces say everything. Not only do the children work but they also play. The atmosphere is relaxed and the children are given the chance to realise their potential academically or vocationally. Sayadaw U Nayaka is the inspirational founder and Principal of the school.
In addition to the “Bridging” and “Pre-college” programmes for those who want to continue higher education, PDO is embarking on an ambitious academic programme to offer university degree level education. “My idea is that students will study part of the curriculum here at PDO and the rest of the programme abroad. Several foreign Universities are interested to partner with us on this adventure and we are going full steam ahead to make degree level education become a reality,” said Sayadaw U Nayaka. Sayadaw U Nayaka, Principal and Founder of PDO - Donation to PDO on the 24th October 2017.
HAPPY 15 YEARS!
The Buddhist Essential Support Trust celebrated its 15 years anniversary at the Annual General Meeting on Sunday 23rd of July 2017. Although rain was predicted for the day, everyone there enjoyed beautiful sunshine. The BEST Youth put together an entertainment programme with songs and a theatrical demonstration of “Mahosada: The Boy Genius”. There was plenty of food for all to enjoy. Everyone donated generously. "Thank you all for being with us and thanks to all who helped make this AGM a success” said Daw Zarni Win, a BEST Trustee.
Where is the love? A wonderful performance by the BEST Youth.
BRAVO - THE BEST YOUTH FOR YOUR SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE.
THANK YOU AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEST AND TO EVERYONE!