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2018 AGM

On a sunny Sunday afternoon at the home of Daw Khin Win Mya, over one hundred friends and supporters of BEST gathered for the most well attended AGM to date. Equipped with guitars, drums and boundless talent, the BEST youth brought fresh energy and entertainment for all around.

THANK YOU all for your support and for being there with us. THANK YOU Mr. Justin King for these wonderful photos and video!

The BEST Family photo, Sunday 22 July 2018


KEEP A CALM MIND - Thuta and Naythan act out one of the Lord Buddha's most valuable teachings
Our talented youth from the Sunday School share their daily prayers and metta

Oakkah on the drums
Thuta on the guitar

Zabu as Ed Sheeren
Naychi, Kalya, Zina and Kaythi IMAGINE

The entertainment programme closed with a song and a dance by the youngest youth of all - Dr. Ko Ko Gyi and Dr. Thwe Oo! First performed on Myanmar TV, this new year song, entitled "Shwin laan chan myay par say" wished everyone peace and happiness.

Dr. Ko Ko Gyi and Dr. Thwe Oo.

Short Slide Show
Full Length Video
Thank you Mr. Justin King for the photos and the video.

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Donation Update
Here is an update of the BEST donations during the past three months. Thank you to all the donors. Thadu. Thadu. Thadu.

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New Year Donation at Myaing
On 13th April 2018 on the eve of the Myanmar New Year celebrations, Myaing Nunnery in Shwe Pyi Thar received an additional 1 million kyats donation from BEST. Myaing nunnery welcomes a total of 500 pupils composed of day pupils from the local area as well as children from other parts of the country who are under the care of the nuns. “The kindness shown to support these children through care and education is truly inspirational. You can tell the impact that this has had on their lives just by the smiles on their faces: bright and full of warmth,” said Kaythi Win Aung, of BEST Youth.

The Win Aung family making the donation for BEST at Myaing nunnery on 13 April 2018

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Sitagu and Shwe Sin donations...
There were smiles all around as BEST donated 3 million kyats to the Sitagu International Buddhist Missionary Centre on 26th February 2018 . Venerable Ashin Nyanissara, Sitagu/Thegon Sayadaw encouraged BEST to continue it’s good work.

At the Sitagu International Buddhist Missionary Centre. 26 February 2018

On 5th March 2018, BEST donated 3 million kyats to Shwe Sin Tipitaka Foundation. “I am delighted that our supporters and friends from the UK, the BEST team in Myanmar and our family can do this donation together” said Daw Khin Win Mya, BEST President.

At the Shwe Sin Tipitaka Foundation, 5th March 2018.
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Learn With A Smile
BEST donated 1.5 million kyats to the Dhamma Maydini Parahita school in North Oakalapa on 11th February 2018 marking the 14th year of donation to this deserving establishment. In his keynote speech, Dr. Crawley, the former head of the BBC Eastern Service, paid tribute to BEST Founder U Nay Win highlighting his lifelong interest in education and learning. Dr. Crawley said U Nay Win’s passion for learning never ceased. He recalled U Nay Win’s radio programmes in which he enthusiastically passed on what he had seen and learned. Dr. Crawley highlighted three key messages. He said that learning and education may be difficult but should be fun. He also said that learning continues long after we leave school and that learning should always be followed with a smile. Dr. Crawley said “To us foreigners, Burmese people - boys and girls, are famous for their smiles. So be happy as you learn!” he encouraged.

Dr. William Crawley among the smiling students.

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