To start the year off with a little warm feeling in our hearts, the orphanage leaders Sabrina and Shwe Yee (Helen) helped the Global Issues Network (GIN) on their project called GINCARE, because GIN cares. They met on Saturday August 27th at school and took off for Grace Home Orphanage.
They arrived around 1:30 pm and set up the food, drinks, books, and medicine. The children arrived around 2 pm and GIN had a doctor as the guest lecturer. He educated them on the importance of washing hands and how it could lead to diseases. After about an hour or interactive learning and videos on how to carefully wash hands, GIN leaders gave them dumplings and milo drink to enjoy. The leaders then donated medicine to the care takes in the orphanage and books for children to write in. After the children washed their hands, it was playtime with them. The orphanage leaders then took over and lead them in playing several games. The leaders of GIN played with the children as well and took videos for memory.
After several games that Sabrina and Shwe Yee lead, the children themselves were teaching the students how to play their kind of games. It was new and entertaining to everyone around the street. With uncontrollably smiles and each and every children singing along to their game, the environment was lit up with their laughs and screams.
The saddest part of the trip enters when it was time for GIN and Orphanage leaders to leave. Some children at the orphanage were even teasingly asking them to stay behind. Around 4:30 pm, the GIN and orphanage leaders left the orphanage with the sight of children beaming with smiles and a lot of memories made. Hopefully, they get to continue helping the lives of orphans in Yangon.