Major Projects in Myanmar
- Cyclone Nargis Relief & Rehabilitation + Total Rehabilitation of Village (Model) – Nyein Oo (from May 2008)
- Shwegyin YDC / Baka School (from 2004)
- Children Sponsorship Programme (from 2009)
- Schools in Yathar Village – Primary (Jul 2007) + Middle (Dec 2008) + High (Nov 2010) Schools Buildings + Library (Dec 2012)
- Annual Eyes Operations Mission @ Nyein Oo Village from 2010
- Htantabin – Life Skills Education Centre (2008) + Oxygen Supply Clinic (2012) + Kutis + Sayadaw U Kewala also helped to coordinate some schools + Sima Hall building in Upper Myanmar
- Bilin & TaungXun – Health & Education Projects (from 2002)
- Lashio – Middle School Building + PreSchool Building + Support of Life skill Projects (from ___)
1st Overseas Mission – Song of Apsaras
Humanitarian Mission – Yangon & Mandalay, the Union of Myanmar
In 2001, partnering with Burmese Buddhist Temple, Kong Meng San Phor Khark See Monastery, National University of Singapore Buddhist Society and Palelai Buddhist Temple; we embarked on the “Song of Apsaras 2001” humanitarian mission to the Union of Myanmar.
The project was divided into the Community Welfare & Education, & the Hearing Aids Project. Over 50 volunteers from our sponsoring organizations took part in this meaningful mission.
- Community Welfare & Education Project
Over 30 volunteers brought joy & happiness to more than 10 orphanages, schools (inc. special schools for the deaf, blinds & disabled) and monasteries.
S$20,000 worth of goods was donated (medicine, milk powders, books, stationeries, cloth, computers, printers, toys etc).
Another S$15,000 went to building a village school, constructing a deep-well for drinking and purchasing a power generator for a school.
The Hearing Aids team, which comprised of over 20 volunteers, of whom majority are medical students at the National University of Singapore and a surgeon.
They provided screening test and helped in the selection of recipients for the 260 sets of hearing aids. Two sets of hearing test equipments were donated to the Dept. of ENT Surgery, Yangon General Hospital.
In December 2001, 2 doctors and an audiologist were sponsored for the trainers’ training program at the Siemens Medical Instruments, Singapore, by the Song of Apsaras 2001.
Project Updates / Recent News
We have another new Covid-19 Relief work, this time is in Myanmar with Shwegyin Youth Development Center (YDC). Bhante (Dr) U Ashin Aggasara is the advisor, assisted by Bro Aye Chan (Toe) in coordinating the preparation & distribution of medicine and food to villagers around Shwegyin affected badly by the ...Read More
We were so glad to see Bhante Ashin Aggasara, Bro Toe and all children at Shwegyin Youth Development Center (YDC), Myanmar. This is our first time to to have this wonderful reunion over cloud with our YDC family. Like his old self, Bhante Aggasara has reassured us that all is ...Read More
This report summarizes Firefly mission's activities in Myanmar in the year of 2020. Background As early as in 2005, Firefly Mission (FFM) has started projects in the areas of health and community welfare in Myanmar. Till 2020, we have built a total of 70 schools, hundreds of wells, 3 bridges, ...Read More
Since the beginning of 2020, the spread of Covid-19 has impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. While Singapore has its fair share of Covid-19 infections, overall, what most Singaporeans suffer are mere inconveniences as a result of restrictions in our daily lives. In comparison, for many marginalized communities, ...Read More
Can you imagine living without water for a third of the year? That was what happened to a village in Myanmar, Gonebin Village. Last December when we were in Myanmar, the Principal of the Gonebin village school, had travelled overnight to meet us to ask for our help. The gesture ...Read More
Background As early as in 2005, Firefly Mission (FFM) has started projects in the areas of health and community welfare in Myanmar. Till 2019, we have built a total of 69 schools, over 1 hundred of wells, 3 bridges, 1 jetty, 10 medical clinics and various medical facilities including ambulances ...Read More
Background Firefly Mission aimed to be a respected Buddhist organisation that puts the Buddha’s teachings into action in terms of dana, sila, and bhavana; and promote Dhamma knowledge and practices. As part of our Dhammaduta works, we provides Dhamma talks, meditation retreats, kathina, build Sala (community halls at monasteries), build ...Read More
Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, as monsoon rains pummel the nation. Shwegyin township in Bago region has become a vast lake of water , houses are submerged under water with only rooftops could be seen. Army troops have ...Read More
This has been our annual Eye Camps in Nyein Oo Village since 2010, organized by Bhante Dr U Sopaka & the medical team led by Dr Sa J Lwin this year the cost of the camps is sponsored by family of the late Mr & Mrs Tan Eng Leong 21-Apr: ...Read More
This latest report covers Firefly Mission's projects in Myanmar from 2003 to 2018. Myanmar is where FFM started our first oversea project back in 2003 and of now, we have involved in numerous projects across Myanmar covering Education & school, Medical & Health, Community welfare, Relief & rehabilitation etc. Background ...Read More
Dear Friends, Firefly Mission (FFM) would like to invite you to join us in lighting up the world. SBS Kathina Trip (26 Oct - 29 Oct 2018) Firefly Mission Myanmar Trip 2018 (08th Dec - 16th Dec 2018 ) Firefly Mission Mae Sot Trip - (25 Dec 2018 – 1 ...Read More
FFM - Myanmar Humanitarian Trip 8-16 Dec 2018 We invite you to join us in this trip to bring happiness & create hopes & opportunities to children in Myanmar. Firefly Mission has organized humanitarian trip to Myanmar since 2001 on a regular basis. Highlights : - Officially hand over 2 ...Read More
Eye Camp 2018 @ Nyein Oo Village, Myanmar 20-22 April The Eye Camp is led by Dr Sa J Lwin. Advisor of project : Ven Dr U Sopaka We thank Venerable, Dr Sa J Lwin & his team of volunteer ophthalmologists, nurses & volunteers who had sacrificed their holiday & ...Read More
Testimonial from Bhante Sopaka (our local partner in Myanmar) on the good work that we have accomplished in Myanmar since 2008. To, Firefly Mission, Singapore Date-2.7.2015 The social standards such as the education, the health, the social development of our Ayeyarwady division developed much because of the beneficial work programs of ...Read More
The Firefly Mission continues to be committed to the long term rehabilitation of the victims of Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar seven years ago. A new three-storey building for a school-cum-dormitory at Bogale, Yoke Saing village is now under construction. It is scheduled for completion in the 3rd quarter 2015 ...Read More
Myanmar Children Sponsorship Programme 缅甸儿童赞助计划 This sponsorship programme is in support of children who come from extremely poor families who are unable to support their livelihood and education as well as children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nagis which hit Myanmar in May 2008 and was the worst natural disaster ...Read More