Memories of the business trip to Myanmar | Reminiscing the sun shower in Yangon and them
< Part 2 >
I’d like to talk about the story of when I visited Yangon in Myanmar following Part 1.
As I have mentioned in Part 1, I visited the Global Hope field office in Yangon. I also dedicated myself to the language mentoring program while spending valuable time with the children who were attending a boarding school situated in the field office.
By the time class finished at Dawn Educational Center (DEC) school, I asked the children if they had any questions and a child raised a hand.
‘How long would it take to learn a new language perfectly?’
“Like other things, it’s very hard to measure how long it takes to learn a language. I think we need to constantly do our best to apply what we’ve learned into our daily lives the moment we learn something new…I think learning is a life-long process. At least for me, personally.”
I had received the same question in the past, and so answered the question almost automatically and proceeded to end the class. But it was much later after having ended the class that I thought over the child’s question again, and my heart started beating faster with excitement.
My excitement came from the realization that asking the question, “How long would it take to do something?” meant that the child was eager to learn.
Every student attending the schools that Global Hope Inc. is supporting, matters dearly. Among those students, someone could grow up to be a wonderful mother who protects her family or another could become a proficient professor who will teach lots of pupils.
If we want to make those beautiful stories actually happen, then giving opportunities for children to learn and giving hope for them to dream is a truly meaning and heartwarming experience.
Of course, during my stay, I was also able to travel the downtown area of Yangon as a cultural tour and visit the Mon state located in Eastern Myanmar, none was more memorable as the time I had spent forming a bond with the adorable school children.
Today, as I am finding more ways to share hope as always, I feel deep a gratitude for the Global Hope’s family who is working hard in every offices and fields.
I am concluding my writing as I am thinking about how good it would be if more people join this vision of sharing hope…
Writing, picture. ODA YP Du Sol Paik YP
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