Journey To The Heart
My country, Myanmar, has been under the reign of military government for over twenty years and they have been ruling us without any democratic values and with just guns and dictatorship. There is no doubt that how much the regime restricts on what activists from the civil society and organizations work for our people. Moreover, in our country, there is no any economic justice as well as gender justice, and the fundamental human right is violated. Apart from some elites, the middle and low class households in the country are suffering the difficulties in terms of essential services which a citizen must be provided. Lack of education, serious oppression and the propaganda tend both women and men do not even realize their right to secure and sustainable livelihoods. Furthermore, one of the pressing issues we have to address timely is that people living in poverty, especially women and girls, to realize their rights to accessible and affordable health care, education, water and sanitation. As long as we cannot educate and enlighten our people to reach their awareness and fully understanding on all negative impacts of injustices, all women and men in human crises will not be assured both the protection and assistance they require, regardless of whom or where they are or how they are affected, in a manner consistent with their human rights.
Hence, educating people and promoting their knowledge, skills and values is my perception for a betterment of our society. At the moment, I am devotedly working in education, social welfare and health care development areas. Among them, what I am strongly participating in is educational projects and capacity building programs. I am not only contributing for my organization but also volunteering in other organizations, networks and forums regularly if I can find time for the development of primary education as well as citizenship education which is we should and must know as a citizen of a country. I am one of the organizers of the Myanmar Youth Forum so I am actively working in organizing to support our fellow youths which are unfortunately vulnerable. Because of my work, my colleagues and the community I am in, I can be able to understand and believe we are hopefulness and helpfulness.
Although I have been in community development field for three years, I still feel my knowledge and skills are limited and I need to upgrade myself. Therefore, I explored the possible effective ways not only for myself but also for the community I love and I found out that using state-of-the-art facility such us IT very resourceful and helpful. As we all have different local contexts, I can share the issues, problems, burdens, our attempts and possible solutions for not only Myanmar citizens but also for those around the world as well as listen to all other experiences in online communities. So, I feel it is very deserve to spend time online and I am very proud of being a part of the global movement for a change.