PASDB SUPPORTS A HOSPICE OF YANGON
PASBD supports a small Catholic hospice in Yangon, Kandaw Galay, which fully supports the elderly, most of whom are sick, disabled or insane.
The hospital has existed for more than 100 years and it is a small haven of peace in the heart of this city particularly noisy and polluted!
Kandaw Galay becomes the second Christian place we support in Burma, with the Mary Chapman school for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Yangon.
22 Burmese sisters live in the hospice and care for the 135 male and female residents who are cared for locally, from different religions (Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and Hindus). Prayer rooms and meditation are also available to everyone according to their religion .......!
Volunteer Buddhist doctors come every Sunday to examine the residents.
It should be noted that the sisters do not live at all in opulence but with dignity, like their protégés!
HELP FROM PASDB
PASBD financed in December 2018 the purchase and installation of a small water treatment system (some filters and pipes) for the upper part of the hospice, as well as 12 fans for the elderly of the last floor who suffer a lot from the heat (we can imagine the furnace the hot months of the season, under the sheets, when it is not far from 40 degrees outside!).
All will cost less than 500 euros including installation. The Mother Superior, Sister Josephine, and the Sisters of the Hospice were particularly happy with this help because they did not expect it at all!
We will help them from now on, according to the needs of Kandaw Galay's moment.
Following a recent trip to Burma by Thierry (the founder of PASDB) and Patrick Regnier (president of the
Flexirub company which supports the association), we will soon, thanks to joint funding from our two structures, take charge of the eye surgery of twenty elderly
Total cost: around 4,000 euros (200 € per person).
The first operations will take place in March 2020.
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Table of ethnicities and religions of the 135 boarders.
This old man can not move at all.
Above the women's dormitory.
Above the men's dormitory.
The small chapel of the hospice.
Very old grandmother of the hospice.
Water treatment system provided by PASDB.
Before and after eye operations funded by PASDB