CREST has continued to be actively involved in maintaining Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDC) in the Irrawaddy Delta after the initial emergency response to Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Together with Malaysian donors, we have built 15 ECDCs.
Irrawaddy, Myanmar: 07-16 February 2017. A 4-member team from Canning Garden Baptist Church, Ipoh and CREST Staff led by Dr. Yoong Sao Chin, CREST Director were on this trip. We give thanks to God and to you for praying with us for their safety and for the fruitful trip.
Nutrition: Supplementary feeding entails extra supplement of egg/lentil/milk per week in 6 centers. Cost involves US$ 1 or 2 depending on the degree of malnutrition estimated by SMART ENA software.
Education: Teachers are encouraged to remain in villages to teach with an honorarium of US$ 85 per year for academic year June 2017 to March 2018.
Water: One water storage tank for rainwater harvesting is to be constructed in Shwe Pi Aye village and another 500 gallon water tank in Htein Ka Lar with cracked concrete base ring to be rehabilitated.
Renovations: The centers are to be painted, floor and rails repaired, playground equipment to be painted with bright colors and general safety of children facilities be enhanced.
Medicines: Micro-nutrients, calcium, ferrous sulphate, folic acid and other health supplements were distributed to vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant and lactating women. In addition nail clippers, washing soaps, towels and stationary sets were distributed to communities.
Love gifts: These were cash gifts given to the villages which provided food and shelter. Additional cash incentives were given through KBC to Ms Htee, ECDC Manager and Ms Moo Moo, ECDC Coordinator who accompanied us on the trip.
Team expenses: These constitute expenses incurred by the team travelling by boat, van, motorcycle, food and drinks and accommodation.
3.1 Mission Trip, Post Typhoon, Philippines (end April).
3.2 Basic Wilderness Search & Rescue Survival Camp Raub (17-18 March).
Pray for the safety of the participants in this camp. This is the first time CREST has conducted a practical and outdoor training. The objectives of this camp are:
a. That the participants learn to survive without modern facilities (when disaster happens)
b. That participants learn how to conduct a search and rescue operation in remote locations (when is relief needed)
In Him We Serve,