Myanmar: reconstruction, update March 2009

Submitted by support
Author’s Name
Nirmalkrsnananda (Kurt Behringer)
Project website
Project director name: Sanskrit / Legal Laliteshananda / Luis Uribe
Project location: Village, Sub-district, District, Province, Country Ayeyarwady delta, Myanmar
Project type: Disaster Relief/ Development Project Disaster relief, reconstruction
Project accomplishments 42 communities received emergency food and non food aid, 4 child centers constructed, improved health of children and mothers in centers, 300 houses constructed
Project lessons learned community oriented volunteer and organizational approach.
Project needs currently: human, in-kind, cash Funds for school construction and continuation of educational upgrading programs
Project support sources KNH is the main donor. Other contributors: AMURT Malaysia, AMURT chapters world wide.
Project photos location
Project director’s contact: email and tel number(s)
Document large ver. in FTP? No
Project Sector: Education / Sanitation etc. food, shelter, psycho-social, education
Project starting date May 15, 2008
Project staff: No. Staff (Paid/Volunteer) 120 paid (at height of construction)
Project expenses (yearly) ~US$700.000
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:26 pm
In this update you will find reports of the four main programs in Myanmar. Each file appear in three formats: original MS Word, a light PDF version and a print ready PDF version.

Food and non-food distribution
31 truck convoys from May – October 2008 delivered relief goods of a total value of 142,667 USD to 42 communities. 6645 households were repeatedly benefited with emergency food, hygiene kits and kitchen kits.

Early Childhood Care and Development Centers
4 centers running in their 6th month provide the following services: kindergarten, teachers training, feeding program and woman’s groups.

House construction
300 of 445 targeted houses were constructed by March 2009 for villagers that had lost their house during the cyclone using innovative community based strategies.

School construction
The following months will focus on the construction of 5 primary schools cum cyclone shelters as well as assorted infrastructure improvements.