Let me introduce you NEED and the Agriculture Training program’s first generation of leaders. NEED stands for Network for Environmental and Economic Development and is a not-for-profit organization that started 7 years ago in Chiang Mai (Thailand) and now it is expanding to Myanmar. Each year a group of students will enrol in this 10-month program to learn through nature, become community leaders and receive training on Land, Law & Economics.
Students are divided into groups and each day they have different tasks, although they all start their day with some very early morning exercise. They are all from different states, ethnic groups and religions. The respect they have for each other and their ability to work as a team is inspiring.
NEED’s main goals are the promotion of environmental conservation, sustainable agricultural, and economic development … Read More »
The Taukkyan war cemetery is a memorial to allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.
It is located in Taukkyan, just 30 km from Yangon.
“Here are recorded the names of twenty seven thousand soldiers of many races united in service to the British crown who gave their lives in Burma and Assam but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death”
“They died for all free men”
The memorial pillars contain the names of over 27,000 Commonwealth soldiers who died in Burma during the Second World War but who have no known grave.
The cemetery contains the graves of 6,374 soldiers who died in the Second World War and the graves of 52 soldiers … Read More »
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar and worth not only visiting it during the day, but also at night. It is located to the north of Yangon between People’s Park and Kandawgyi Lake, and visible from almost everywhere in the city, being the main element in Yangon’s skyline.
The main entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda is guarded by two lions-like creatures called chinthes, which act as guardians to the pagoda.
Once you enter, this stairway leads you to the pagoda and here is where you start feeling the majesty of what you are about to see.
Shwedagon Pagoda is breathtaking when you admire its golden colour. It’s 2,500 years old, 99 meters hight, and surrounded by 64 smaller pagodas plus four pagodas at the four cardinal points.
The stupa has … Read More »