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A day in the Relief Effort for 1 Gitameit student

Thit Ti- voice and piano student- 14-15 May 2008

At 7am, we met at Gitameit for our trip to Daydeye. After purchasing 100 bags of rice at Mingalardone Garden Housing and cooking oil, dried fish, salt, and tarps at Bayindaung, we went set off for Daydeye. As the truck was fully loaded with supplies, finding a place to sit was not easy. But we seemed to manage. The trip was rough because the road was in need of repair. Also, we were soaked with rain. But despite these adverse conditions, we plunged forward.

While traveling, we met a number of inundated houses and paddy fields. But we also saw many private local groups helping refugees. Like us, their cars were also loaded with as many supplies as they could carry. They were heading for outlying rural areas. It was really good to see them. Read More »