Two philanthropic foundations working for orphans, aged people and HIV patients were provided with cash assistance by a donor yesterday.
At the ceremony held at the Aung Foundation in North Dagon Township yesterday, KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation (BFM) presented K250 million each to Daw Than Myint Aung and Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, who founded the philanthropic homes for the HIV patients and aged people. “Philanthropies like us need to arrive at the right time to the right place. We cannot do this with goodwill alone, for we need compassion to deliver donors’ assistance and charity to the target areas swiftly and effectively. I want to thank KBZ BFM for providing the much needed cash assistance and I promise to use this effectively in needed places,” said Daw Than Myint Aung, who founded the Aung Foundation providing shelters for HIV infected orphans, non-infected orphans, and homeless senior citizens. The foundation also provides training for future leaders of philanthropy. The donation to Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, the head of the NLD AIDS Centre-NAC HIV/AIDS, which has been giving care to HIV patients for 15 years, was an effort to assist in the construction of the Sanctuary for the Protection and Care of HIV-infected People in East Dagon.
“I feel we will be able to carry out most of the tasks we have planned,” said Daw Phyu Phyu Thin, adding that the donation is the largest sum the centre has ever received. “Ks250 million is no small amount”.
Daw Nan Lai Kham, the chairperson of BFM, spoke on behalf of the foundation and expressed her delight for funding the two foundations.
Thura Lwin – ECO