Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Justgiving Page goes Live

I’ve been reading Aung San Suu Kyi’s Letters from Burma. In one she speaks of the joy of a new baby being born into the family. She suggests that thing everyone finds so appealing about new born babies is “the thought of a life stretching out like a shining clean slate on which might one day be written the most beautiful prose and poetry of existence”.

She then goes on to quote the appalling figures for infant mortality, mortality for the under fives and maternal mortality rate in Burma. I’ll quote the final paragraph of her letter in full:

“Some of the best indicators of a country developing along the right lines are healthy mothers giving birth to healthy children who are assured of good health care and a sound education that will enable them to face the challenges of a changing world. Our dreams for the future of the children of Burma have to be woven firmly around a commitment to better health care and better education”.

My justgiving page is now up and running. If you would like to sponser me and support the Burma Educational Scholarship Trust please visit http://www.justgiving.com/barefeetforburma .



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