Myanmar’s IDP Children’s Photos and Arts Will Be Exhibited In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia For Fund Raising
|Sai Han Htike and Rohingya Children in Sittwe IDP Camp|
January 10, 2015
An exhibition of photos and artwork of the children living in internally displaced person camps in Myanmar will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16th January 2015 to 18th January 2015, according to Sai Han Htike, an organizer of the event.
Sai Han Htike, belongs to Shan ethnic community of Myanmar, a Buddhist humanist has been helping displaced children since the time Nargis took place in Myanmar in 2008. He has been living in the Rohingya IDP camp in Sittwe, Arakan for the past a few months and mainly helping Rohingya children.
He went to the Muslim and Buddhist IDPs camps in Meikhtila for more than twenty times for moral support and providing aids. Later he expanded his network in Thandwe and Kyauk Phyu Townships in Arakan State. Although he faced many challenges reaching Muslim camps, he hasn’t given up. Finally he decided to live in Sittwe camp and help the Rohingya children.
Even though the humanist Sai Han Htike is a Buddhist, he is providing necessary things for Islamic religious Madarassa schools in the camps. After he based himself in the camps in Sittwe, the situation of the children has improved although the camps have remained as before which have to be developed by Myanmar government.
Sai Han Htike is helping the children with public donations, mainly donors are Muslims and Buddhists from Myanmar and Myanmar expatriates living abroad.
In December 2014, he organized an event in Yangon and received some funds by selling the postcards and arts of the children. Yet, as huge amount is needed for providing aid for the Rohingya children in Sittwe camps and other IDP children, Myanmar Muslim Association Malaysia (MMAM) is hosting this exhibition.
The exhibition will be held from 16th January 2015 (Friday) to 18th January 2015 (Sunday) from 11 am to 6 pm.
The venue is:
Myanmar Muslim Association Malaysia (MMAM)
10th Floor, Bgn Cahaya Suria,
Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin (Jalan Silang)
50050, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Photos Courtesy: San Han Htike)