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Give up a cup of coffee for 1 day

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EVENT DATE: Jun 01, 2010

Len Aye

THE STORY:

At a village called Mya Yadanar, a few kilometres from centre of Sagaing, in central Myanmar, at the far end of a large industrial estate with one dusty road leading to it, there is a small and rather non-descript school. Being at the end of the road, nobody would go past this school by chance on their way to somewhere else. You have to want to come here on purpose.

The reason for this isolation is because the school houses children whose parents, or their grandparents, are sufferers of leprosy. The children themselves have no visible signs of the disease but the local community would not allow these children to be schooled with normal children, simply through their family association with the disease, hence the existence of this school for the descendants of the untouchables and the incurables.

Although it is mandatory for all school children to wear a uniform in Myanmar (white shirt/blouse and green shorts/skirts/longyi), not everyone can afford to wear one. Even for those who have it, it is their only set of uniform and the whiteness in their shirts/blouses have long faded. If the teachers were to turn away children without uniforms, only about a third of the children would end up attending the classes. So the teachers turned a blind eye to the strict uniform rule.

The academic year in Myanmar starts on June 1 and it would make a very welcome and surprise gift to these children if they could be provided with a brand new set of uniforms, plus a set of exercise books, pencils, pencil sharpener and a ruler. All of this could be bought for the price of a cup of Starbucks Latte.

At this point you may well ask, what's so special about these kids? Well, the simple answer is they are not. They are just a bunch of nameless faces from an insignificant little school in insignificant part of a small town from an insignificant little country of ours called Myanmar.

All that is needed is for just 95 people to give up 1 cup of coffee for 1 day of their lives, and the coffee money will pay for every child in the school to be clothed for the whole year.

So, how much is your cup of coffee worth?

$265

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