21 Reasons to Smile

July 25, 2013  | Economic Development, Global Partner, Pray


21 recent graduates from Community Health Care Training

Last month, twenty-one students graduated from a six month Community Health Care Training in Myanmar ran by our global partner, Paw Gaw. Many of the graduates, like Naw Thin Thin, will go on to work in local hospitals or go back to their remote villages and provide much needed basic health care. During their six month training course they attend lectures at the ZOE Development Center in Yangon, Myanmar.


Students listening to a lecture at the ZOE Development Center

They also travel alongside doctors and nurses to practice their skills in remote parts of MyanmarPr ???????????????????????????????

Students traveling to remote villages to provide health care???????????????????????????????

Many of these recent graduates already have a job. One of those students is named Wah Paw. Like many people in Myanmar, she lost both her parents, five of her eight siblings, and everything her family owned during Cyclone Nargis. Wah Paw came to a rural area seeking a job and learned about the training at the ZOE Development Center. She completed the course and now has a job as a Nurse Aid. Now she has a regular income and also supports her relatives who are in need. Paw Gaw tells me that this job has not only given Wah Paw income but confidence.  Paw Gaw says, "She always likes to sing and praise God for God has done great things in her life." We are thankful to partner with people like Paw Gaw who are supporting economic development in their country. Will you stand with us, so that we can continue to stand with our global partners like Paw Gaw? Click here to join our prayer newsletter and click here to donate.