What happened in KENG TUNG and the near villages in 2020? Simple, it’s a matter of numbers.
And this was possible because New Humanity local staff managed to carry on projects of water infrastructure, training, support for families with disabled children, agriculture and many more, which have once again supported local communities in their growth and empowerment process.
Here’s what figures tell us:
34 = ACRES OF TEA PLANTATIONS
In the villages of Loi Mwe and Yang Kha tea seedlings were planted to encourage farmers to take care of them and then distribute them to other. Tea is a suitable crop for Keng Tung area and its cultivation is an excellent tool for increasing farmers’ per capita income. During the rainy season seedlings were planted, and then redistributed to the farmers between July and August, in order to help them to increase their production.
70 = PARTICIPANTS IN AGRICULTURAL TRAINING COURSES
Agricultural trainings organized by New Humanity improved the capabilities of local farmers in livestock and agriculture. Participants learnt new farming practices to increase efficiency, disinfestations for plant pests, treatment and prevention of livestock diseases, and other tricks which allowed them to grow professionally.
3,823,150 = VALUE IN KYATS OF LOANS FOR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT
Seeds, fertilizers, barbed wire and herbicides were distributed to farmers to boost their work: these loans were then repaid in November 2020.
1,105 PEOPLE IN 196 HOUSEHOLDS = VILLAGERS WHO HAVE NOW ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
In the villages of Yang Kha, Wan San, Naung Yang, Hwe Lan, and 31 Miles the population can now benefit from clean water, the quality of which was checked and approved at the end of the work on infrastructures by several laboratory tests. Pipes, tanks, pumps were built, and local inhabitants actively participated in the work, too!
The construction ended in the summer; people now not only have access to clean water, but they also had the opportunity to participate in trainings on health education and good practices for the use of clean and drinking water.
1,000,000 KYATS = NEW HUMANITY DONATION FOR COVID-19 EMERGENCY PREVENTION
Due to the sanitary emergency that hit Myanmar too, several activities were organized for the control and prevention of covid-19, with masks, hygiene gel and other useful material provided by NH. In this way New Humanity supported the Department of General Administration of the States and Municipalities and the Local Department of Social Welfare in the management of the pandemic.
50 = CHILDREN RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT
Each month NH provides food, medicine and medical care to the Keng Tung kindergarten. Our local staff has distributed nutrition and hygiene kits, and children could also benefit from dental checks.
144= PARTICIPANTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AND DISABILITY TRAINING COURSES
New Humanity staff in Keng Tung organized training meetings for parents and teachers, to support them in their daily activities and make them aware of their fundamental role. The trainings allowed participants to get to know each other and create good relationships; they could improve their skills without feeling alone!
47= CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES LIVING IN THE AREA
After a survey, a list was filled in with all the children with disabilities living in the Keng Tung area where New Humanity operates. These children and their families can now be supported by the expertise of our local staff: not only they received food, physiotherapy, training for parents, but also opportunities to spend time together and get to know each other, as through taking part to daytrips organised for them. In addiction, infrastructural changes were made to the houses of two families, to allow disabled children to go in and out more easily and independently…
These are the ACHEVEMENTS that keep alive the passion of New Humanity and its whole staff, and we can’t avoid sharing them with you: all that remains is to hope that 2021 can be full of growth opportunities even more than last year… our staff is already at work for that!