HELP EDUCATE: CHILDREN FROM BURMA
1. Mi Mi’s Father Child ( price 60 THB.)
Culturally, children in Burma have a closer mother-child relationshipand this book shows what an ideal father-child relationship is. Oftentimes, the children are not able to share such degree of closeness with their fathers because their fathers are the ones who go to work for the family leaving the children under the care of their mothers. A child should have an equal quality time for both of their parents. It is essential for the cultural, emotional, psychological and spiritual growth of a child. This book illustrates the ideal father-child relationship. It shows here the daily activity of Mimi and her father, spending time together. Most of the activities illustrated here point to how a man can be a good father to his children, setting good examples for his child to follow and at the same time strengthening their relationship together.
2.Tar Takes Shower ( price 70 THB.)
Taking a bath everyday is one of the basic necessities in life; it protects us from sickness and keeps us clean and cool. However, there are some children who seem to be hesitant in taking this daily activity. In this book, Tar Tar takes shower; it shows here how Tar Tar eventually learned on take a bath. If first shows how Tar Tar neglects himself in taking his daily bath but due to his fondness for his mother, he slowly opened up to the idea. Upon seeing the reflection of his mother on the water, he touched the reflection the way he touched the cheeks of his mother. He then placed the droplet of water on his cheeks and was enjoyed by it. Right after this, he placed more until he finally soaked himself in the basin ready for bath. This interesting story on how to encourage a child to take a bath sets a good example for some children who actually despise taking this hygienic necessity.
3. Shwe Me’ yae’ Ta Nay Tar ( price 85 THB.)
Sometimes, children in the camps don’t get to experience how it is to be a child. Due to their current economic situation, children found in the different camps and other marginalized areas/sectors in the world don’t have time to be just a child. Most of these children help their families find means of living in order to survive. The book illustrates here the various activities that a child should enjoy and experience everyday. Just like starting the day with a prayer, breakfast with the family, spending time with the grandparents, taking a bath and more. This book suggests to its reader that children need to be protected and should be given the adequate necessities in life just like enjoying and developing their talents and skills.
4. Kyanmar Pyawshwen Tae Walone Lay ( price 100 THB.)
This story book sends a very important message: children need to have vaccines. These vaccines are vital to the survival of a child; without these a child is very vulnerable to diseases and sickness. Vaccines help boost the immune system of a child or a person and create an army to fight different diseases and viruses. This short story is represented by a Walone. A Walone is seen as a chubby and healthy child. The Walone in the story took a vaccine and practiced a clean and healthy lifestyle. It took a bath daily, ate vegetables, fish, and fruits and drank milk. Aside from this, the Walone also practiced a sport that kept him/her active and energetic. In other words, the Walone practiced a lifestyle that was suitable and very ideal for a healthy and happy child. The book also implies that it is not enough to get just vaccines but also a child should practice a clean and healthy lifestyle that is supported and practiced by his/her parents.
Where Women Have No Doctor ( price 1,000 THB.)
This book is substantial to every woman found in remote areas around the world. This book speaks about women’s health problems and solutions for it. It contains problems from sex to psychological problems of women. It is the survival kit for women who have no access to nearby hospitals and medicines. It gives women a chance to be empowered by being able to resolve health problems on their own and being able to share these and help other needing women in the vicinity.