PASDB FINANCE PROJECTS IN A HUGE SANCTUARY THAT HOSTS SENIORS AND HOMELESS FAMILIES
The gigantic ThaBarWa center was created in 2007 by Venerable U Ottamasara * (see below).
This sanctuary is accessible to the most vulnerable populations, without discrimination or restrictions (number, age, state of health, nationality, social status, religion, etc.).
Food, accommodation, care and education are provided free of charge.
ThaBarWa currently has more than 30 hectares and houses:
Here is what Venerable U Ottamasara says of the center:
"Most people here are not healthy, not young, not rich, but their minds are healthy and clean, with fewer attachments than most people in the world. society. Here is the place of healthy and rich minds".
Hundreds of volunteers living around or in the center (nurses, doctors, etc.) contribute to its operation and
300 kilos of rice are cooked there daily!
The needs of ThaBarWa center are obviously huge, that is to say, the height of its area, its management and the free support of the 20,000 people who stay there permanently!
Venerable U Ottamasara wants to install several thousand additional families, who currently survive on the streets or slums of Yangon and Thanlyin.
That's why the center has just bought ten additional acres, a purchase made by a small contribution and a bank loan.
PASDB would like to support this new project, while providing regular help to the center.
*The Venerable U Otamassara is 49 years old. After graduate studies in English, especially at Yangon University, he was a successful businessman for several years. Then, discovering the meditation, he decided to bequeath all his accumulated wealth during his years of business, in favor of the most deprived Burmese. He became a monk in 2002 after several years of meditative retreat, then created the center in 2007.
**Most of the 3,000 families in the village (about 15,000 people) live well below the poverty line and can not afford rent. For many, a bamboo hut 15 feet by 15 feet is a life-saving alternative to street life. In Burma, as the cost of land has increased significantly due to the rapid development of recent years, many people have been forced to leave their homes. In the countryside, large areas of agricultural land were acquired for foreign companies. Without any means of survival, many displaced people migrate to Yangon in search of work but end up sleeping on the streets or under bridges. Displacement caused by development, exacerbated by natural disasters, has already left millions homeless.
Vous trouverez ci-dessous un aperçu photographique de l’environnement du centre.
Il faut noter que la promiscuité visible sur certaines photos pourrait paraître exagérée pour un occidental, mais elle fait partie du quotidien des birmans en général. En effet, même au sein d’un foyer de la classe moyenne birmane (et asiatique en général), on vit à plusieurs sur une petite superficie et les personnes s’en accommodent très bien.
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Venerable U Ottamasara.
Land + huts offered to homeless families.
The kitchens, in which 300 kilograms of rice are prepared daily.
Dormitory of elderly men hosted at TBW center.
Dormitory of elderly sick men at ThaBarWa center.
Dormitory of elderly women of the center.
Elderly woman with dementia at TBW center.
Children with polio supported at ThaBarWa center.
Orphans supported at ThaBarWa center.