13Jun2024

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H2OHope: Fresh Starts, Clean Water for Orphaned Lives

Introducing the Mary K Yap Foundation’s H2OHope Campaign: Fresh Starts, Clean Water for Orphaned Lives

At the Mary K Yap Foundation, we proudly announce the launch of our groundbreaking H2OHope Campaign: Fresh Starts, Clean Water for Orphaned Lives Campaign. This visionary initiative represents a significant step forward in our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of orphanage communities worldwide. With a deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of access to clean and sustainable water, our campaign aims to achieve dual objectives essential for the holistic well-being of these vulnerable populations.

Our primary focus is to establish reliable and safe water sources, ensuring that orphanages have continuous access to clean water for drinking, cooking, sanitation, and other essential needs. We are dedicated to promoting comprehensive water education programs that empower orphanage residents with essential knowledge and skills in water hygiene practices, sanitation, and conservation. Through this multifaceted approach, we strive to create lasting positive change and improve the overall health and quality of life for orphanage communities around the globe.

Key Challenges and Solutions:
  1. Access to Safe and Sustainable Water Sources: One of the critical challenges orphanage communities’ faces is the lack of access to clean and safe water sources. Many orphanages rely on contaminated water, leading to waterborne diseases and health complications among children and staff. To address this challenge, the H2OHope Campaign will work towards implementing sustainable solutions such as water purification systems, well drilling or repairs, and rainwater harvesting systems. By providing reliable access to clean water sources, we aim to improve orphanage communities’ overall health and well-being.
  2. Water Education and Hygiene Promotion: Another critical challenge is the lack of water education and hygiene promotion practices within orphanage communities. Children and caregivers are at risk of waterborne diseases without proper education on handwashing, safe water storage, and basic sanitation measures. Our campaign will focus on educating orphanage communities about the importance of hygiene and sanitation through workshops, training sessions, and educational materials. By empowering orphanage communities with knowledge, we aim to reduce waterborne diseases, improve overall health outcomes, and foster a culture of cleanliness and hygiene.
Our Plan of Action:

The Mary K Yap Foundation and our non-profit partners are committed to taking decisive action to address these water sanitation challenges. Our plan of action for the next three years (covering 2024 to 2026) includes the following work for orphanages in three phases:

      • Collaborating with local communities and experts to assess water needs and implement sustainable solutions.
      • Providing financial support and resources to install water purification systems, repair wells, and establish rainwater harvesting systems.
      • Conducting water education workshops and hygiene promotion campaigns to empower orphanage communities with knowledge and skills.
      • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of our interventions to ensure long-term sustainability and positive outcomes for orphanage communities.

Join us in our fundraising campaign #H20Hope to transform lives through clean water. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of orphaned children and contribute to a healthier and brighter future for all.

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High School Diploma Program: Empowering Orphaned Students for a Brighter Future

Revamping the Mary K Yap Foundation’s H.S.Diploma Program: Empowering Orphaned Students for a Brighter Future

The Mary K Yap Foundation is proud to announce the retooling of our transformative H.S.Diploma is known as the High School Diploma program for Empowering Orphaned Students.  The program provides innovative after school educational opportunities to every orphaned student from Grade 9 (age 14) to Grade 12 (age 17) in Myanmar. We have organized this program with our esteemed educational partners to address the critical challenges orphaned children face in accessing quality education.

Challenges Faced and Solutions Offered:

One of the critical challenges in Myanmar is the limited access to educational programs, especially for orphanage populations. This challenge represents a significant barrier to orphaned children’s academic and personal growth, limiting their prospects and opportunities. Our H.S.Diploma program offers comprehensive solutions to this shortfall, including financial assistance, proper guidance, training, and after-school tuition classes. These initiatives aim to mold orphaned students into better individuals, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed academically and socially.

The H.S.Diploma Program gives children the guidance they need to navigate their high school years successfully. By providing increased accessibility to educational support, including after-school tuition classes and personalized advice, we aim to accelerate orphaned students’ academic and social advancement during their last four years of high school (Grades 9 to 12). This extra attention ensures they meet the requirements to graduate from high school and prepares them for the challenges of university education.

Grade 12 is a crucial milestone that opens doors to many opportunities. The Mary K Yap Foundation takes pride in providing comprehensive educational support so orphaned students can concentrate on their studies, excel in their exams, and confidently pursue higher education. Our commitment to success is reflected in our close partnership with participating orphanages, selected orphan students, and our dedicated Foundation team. Regular progress reports are available for sponsors and donors who wish to monitor student performance and track progress throughout the program.

Our Plan of Action:
      • Provide financial assistance for orphaned students to access quality education.
      • Offer guidance, training, and after-school tuition classes to support academic and personal development.
      • Collaborate with orphanages and educational partners to ensure the success of the H.S.Diploma Program.
      • Monitor and track students’ progress through regular progress reports and evaluations.
      • Empower orphaned students by equipping them with essential skills and knowledge for academic success.
      • Advocate for increased accessibility to educational resources and infrastructure in orphanages across Myanmar.
      • Foster partnerships and collaborations with sponsors, donors, and stakeholders to expand our programs.
      • Continuously assess and improve the program to meet the evolving needs of orphanages.

We invite you to join us in this meaningful endeavor. If you know of an orphanage or an orphan student who could benefit from our H.S.Diploma Program, please email us at hello@marykyapfoundation.org. Together, we can empower orphaned students and pave the way for a brighter and more promising future.

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#Road2Digital: Bridging Gaps, Brightening Orphaned Lives

Introducing the Mary K Yap Foundation’s #Road2Digital: Bridging Gaps, Brightening Orphaned Lives

The Road2Digital: Bridging Gaps, Brightening Orphaned Lives campaign by Mary K. Yap Foundation is a beacon of hope for disadvantaged children, especially orphans, who often face numerous challenges in accessing quality education and technological resources. This program falls under the Foundation’s “Educational Advancement” initiatives, emphasizing the importance of equipping all orphans with essential computer skills, English speaking skills, and Vocational Training to thrive in today’s digital world.

Through the Road2Digital campaign, the Foundation offers quarterly Basic Computer courses either in physical teaching environments or via Zoom settings, ensuring flexibility and accessibility for selected orphaned children. These courses are designed to empower the children with fundamental computer knowledge, enabling them to navigate computer applications and leverage technology for educational and vocational purposes.

One of the key objectives of this program is to provide a conducive learning environment where orphaned children can familiarize themselves with computers as self-learning tools within the comfort of their orphanages. This approach not only promotes digital literacy but also reinforces the children’s confidence and independence in acquiring new skills despite any post-pandemic barriers to traditional learning methods.

Furthermore, the Foundation believes that equipping these young, orphaned individuals with computer knowledge and internet browsing skills opens a world of opportunities for them. From improving academic performance to accessing job opportunities in the future, the Road2Digital campaign lays the foundation for a brighter and more promising future for these children, empowering them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society.

In essence, the Mary K. Yap Foundation’s Road2Digital campaign is a testament to its unwavering commitment to education and empowerment, providing disadvantaged children, particularly orphans, with the essential tools and skills needed to thrive in an increasingly digital-centric world.

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#TeddyBear4Hug: Strong Companions, Cuddles of Comfort

Introducing the Mary K Yap Foundation’s #TeddyBear4Hug: Strong Companions, Cuddles of Comfort

The #TeddyBear4Hug campaign orchestrated by Mary K. Yap Foundation encapsulates the essence of compassion and warmth, particularly directed towards vulnerable orphans in Myanmar. In a world where these children might often feel abandoned or neglected, this initiative stands tall as a giver of hope and companionship. Imagine the joy in a child’s eyes when they receive a soft, cuddly companion to hold onto during lonely nights. It’s more than just a stuffed toy; it’s a symbol of love, security, and the assurance that they are not alone.

For over two decades, the Mary K. Yap Foundation has been a pillar of support for orphaned children across Myanmar. The evolution of the One Stuff Animal Project into the TeddyBear4Hug campaign showcases a commitment to innovation and meaningful impact. Every year, this campaign not only provides physical comfort but also nurtures emotional well-being. It’s a testament to the power of small gestures in making a significant difference in someone’s life.

At the core of the #TeddyBear4Hug campaign is the belief that every child deserves to feel cherished and valued. By joining hands with the Mary K. Yap Foundation, you become a part of a larger movement that spreads love and positivity. Whether through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading awareness, each contribution plays a vital role in brightening a child’s world. Together, we can create a ripple effect of kindness that transcends borders and touches hearts.

The impact of this campaign goes beyond the physical act of giving a teddy bear. It fosters a sense of belonging and security among orphans who might otherwise feel lost or forgotten. The simple act of holding onto a teddy bear can provide immense comfort during vulnerable moments, especially at night when the absence of parental warmth is deeply felt. It’s about instilling hope and resilience in young hearts, empowering them to believe in a brighter tomorrow.

Join us in amplifying the message of love and companionship through the #TeddyBear4Hug campaign. Together, let’s extend unlimited hugs to these deserving children, reminding them that they are cherished, valued, and never alone. Your support can make a world of difference in shaping a more compassionate and inclusive future for all.

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#NourishHope: Feeding Future, One Meal at a Time

Introducing the Mary K Yap Foundation’s #NourishHope Campaign: Feeding Future, One Meal at a Time.

The NourishHope campaign initiated by the Mary K. Yap Foundation is a guiding light for Myanmar’s disadvantaged children, mainly orphaned pupils. These children, lacking parental care and guardianship, face immense challenges in accessing proper nourishment and support. With a population of fifty-three million and ongoing political transitions, Myanmar’s need for food aid is critical, especially in conflict-ridden areas. Orphanages are vital in caring for these vulnerable children, but resources often fall short of meeting the growing demand.

Recognizing this urgent need, the Mary K. Yap Foundation launched the NourishHope campaign: Feeding Future, One Meal at a Time, which focuses on providing essential food supplies, including rice bags and plates, to orphanages across Myanmar. One such orphanage benefiting from this program is the Galilee Orphanage, where monthly donations of rice and other nutritious food items ensure that the orphans and the orphanage staff have enough to eat. This initiative not only addresses immediate hunger but also promotes the overall well-being of these children.

The NourishHope campaign initiated by the Mary K. Yap Foundation is a guiding light for Myanmar’s disadvantaged children, mainly orphaned pupils. These children, lacking parental care and guardianship, face immense challenges in accessing proper nourishment and support. With a population of fifty-three million and ongoing political transitions, Myanmar’s need for food aid is critical, especially in conflict-ridden areas. Orphanages are vital in caring for these vulnerable children, but resources often fall short of meeting the growing demand.

Recognizing this urgent need, the Mary K. Yap Foundation launched the NourishHope campaign: Feeding Future, One Meal at a Time, which focuses on providing essential food supplies, including rice bags and plates, to orphanages across Myanmar. One such orphanage benefiting from this program is the Galilee Orphanage, where monthly donations of rice and other nutritious food items ensure that the orphans and the orphanage staff have enough to eat. This initiative not only addresses immediate hunger but also promotes the overall well-being of these children.

Through strategic partnerships with corporate entities, the NourishHope campaign is part of a broader Food Development Plan aimed at significantly improving the nutritional status of orphaned children. By ensuring a steady food supply to orphanages, the Mary K. Yap Foundation envisions a future where malnutrition among these vulnerable groups decreases substantially. This support enables these children to thrive as responsible individuals and contribute positively to their communities and country.

The impact of the NourishHope campaign extends beyond filling stomachs; it fosters hope and resilience among orphaned children, showing them that they are not forgotten and that brighter days lie ahead. With continued support and collaboration, the Mary K. Yap Foundation aims to create a sustainable model that uplifts the lives of these children, empowering them to build a better future for themselves and their nation.

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Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You

Introducing the Mary K Yap Foundation’s: Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You, Empowering Orphans through the Power of Language.

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Mary K. Yap Foundation believes that language is the primary source of communication. Therefore, learning the English language opens the door to many opportunities as this is the Universal language used by many. As part of the Mary K. Yap Foundation’s ongoing efforts to transform the lives of orphaned children, we organize a year-run program that offers an “#Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You” course. This program provides teaching assistance to Myanmar disadvantaged children ages 10 – 16 that include Orphaned Children to study English at a young age, aiming to teach them the basics of the language and expose them to its usage and comprehension.

The “#Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You” program is a quarterly managed course, offering selected children the opportunity to learn basic English lessons. Our goal is for these children to progress and reach the intermediate level by the end of each program. The Mary K. Yap Foundation’s vision is for all orphans in Myanmar to become proficient in the English language, thereby improving their opportunities for academic success and future job prospects. Additionally, teaching English within the comfort of orphanages ensures accessibility and convenience for the children.

Learning English holds immense benefits for orphaned children. It enhances their chances of passing university college exams and opens up a multitude of job opportunities as they grow older. By equipping these children with English language skills early on, we empower them to navigate a globalized world and participate more fully in educational and professional opportunities.

In recent campaign news updates, the “#Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You” program has seen significant progress, with many participants showing improved language proficiency and confidence. The Foundation continues to work closely with orphanages and educational partners to ensure the success and sustainability of the program. Regular assessments and evaluations are conducted to track the children’s progress and adjust the curriculum as needed, ensuring optimal learning outcomes. Through the “#Each1TeachOne: ABCs English for You” program, Mary K. Yap Foundation remains committed to empowering orphaned children through language education and expanding their horizons for a brighter future.

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H.S.Diploma: High School Diploma for Orphans

Together with our educational partners, Mary K. Yap Foundation organized a H.S.Diploma: High School Diploma program for Orphans delivers innovative opportunities to every orphaned student from Grade 8 (age 14) to Grade 10 (age 16).

This program commits to supporting financial assistance to academically inspired orphaned children. In addition, it aims to bring the best attention to those talented orphans going through their last three years of high school curriculum studies in Myanmar.

The H.S.Diploma extends children proper guidance, training, and after-school tuition classes, molding them into better individuals.  The increased accessibility to educational support will provide the opportunity to advance academically and socially during the last three high school years (Grades 8 to 10).  This extra attention will accelerate the requirements needed to keep up with their studies so that they have higher chances of graduating from High School

Grade 10th is the key to opening every opportunity. Mary K. Yap Foundation takes care of all educational support so that the children can concentrate on their studies, pass the exam and be ready to face the university.

The success of the “H.S.Diploma” program will depend on the close partnership between the participating orphanage, the selected orphan students, and the Foundation team. Regular progress reports to keep track of the student’s performances are also available for those participating sponsors and donors who would like to monitor the success.

Please email us at info@marykyapfoundation.org if you would like to recommend an orphanage or an orphan student who can benefit from the H.S.Diploma Program.