Time flies and we are coming to the end of our four-day IWitness trip in Myanmar. Although it’s only a short period of time, I feel familiar with this place. I will miss everything here: the innocent faces, the passionate staff and co-workers. I will miss this pure and beautiful country. This is the place where I gained a wonderful new value towards life. This is the place that proved it’s better to give than to receive.
On the morning of Sep 18, we visited the Myanmar head office of Save the Children again. Here, the Myanmar team gave us a presentation of their new project site, Dry Zone, which is located in upper Myanmar. Like its name, Dry Zone is a severely dry place with limited resources. However, this doesn’t stop the team from helping the children.
I couldn’t help but wondering how the children and people in Myanmar can always smile when their lives are not easy? But after two days of experience and visits, I have to laugh at my naive thought. When your life is not easy, smile more. Smile to cherish what you have. This is what’s lacking inside the hearts of people from more developed countries. To cherish your life in the lowest and be brave to live your life.
What touches me the most during the whole trip is that all the children we interviewed are confident enough to tell you their dreams, their goals, what they have done and what they can do. They are pure and mature at the same time. Each of them was sharing their past like telling someone’s stories. Each person told their hardship and difficulties; however ,all the children were telling their stories with a smile. It influenced me and also the people around to adapt their way of thinking towards life.