Thursday, August 21, 2008

Photos from Burma of KIRF school supplies at IDP camps

We just got two envelopes of photos taken inside of Burma of two IDP (Internally Displaced Person) refugee camp schools with the new school supplies we sent them via our local partners. We paid for textbooks, writing supplies, art supplies, mats, mosquito nets and medication for these internal refugees that live on despite the military junta's animosity and terrorizing behavior against them and their native villages.

KIRFaid.org will be updated soon with a status report and a few of these poignant photos of the modest school houses built of bamboo with thatched roofs and walls of woven matting. My favorite is of a group of about 25-30 kids standing around their teacher, all smiles and with their candy-colored plastic flip-flops lined up in neat rows in  front them. Beautiful.

Here's one of Mark and I's favorite quotes:

"Nobody makes a greater mistake that he who did nothing because he could do only a little." -- Edmund Burke

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