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Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012 04:28
Donation ceremony for minors in Yangon (Photo-EMG)
Local musicians on October 28 donated their earnings from a London charity concert and contributions from well-wishers to children living in poverty.
The donation ceremony was held at a monastery in South Dagon township in Yangon and attended by the musicians to give moral support to the children.
The donated cash and supplies worth 4 million kyats were received by BG group, a non-profit group that has been taking care of children working as garbage scavengers and poor children.
Nyi Nyi, one of the group members, explained that the group bathes and cleans the children, teaches them how to read and write, gives them meals and some rice when they go back home. Sometimes when the group couldn’t give anything to the children, only a few of them come back the next day.
“We started this programme as we wanted children who couldn’t receive education to become educated,” he said.
Soe Naing Tun, the manager of the Lazy Club band, said it is the fourth time for him to cooperate with the London concert organiser to donate the profits and contributions from the audience to needy people.
The “Temptation 4” concert was held at the Coronet Theatre in London on September 9, featuring Nor Naw, Aung La, She, Soe Paing and the Lazy Club band.