The DELTA Foundation (Disability. Education. Livelihood. Training and Achievement) supports youth and young adults with physical disabilities in the Pyapon area with medical and livelihood issues. Founded by Australian, Peter Berechree, one off-shoot project of the foundation is the R.E.A.L library programme, or Rural Education and Active Learning libraries. Supported by the British Council Library and ActionAid Myanmar, Peter has started this pilot programme in two small riverine villages outside of Pyapon by providing basic library training to disabled women and equipping with them with over a hundred books to serve their communities and encourage reading and, in turn, promote and activate auto-didactic education.
Naturally, the DELTA foundation and its lending libraries need to be replenished and would be grateful for any donated books such as educational material, hygiene & health; environmental issues, Myanmar language textbooks, both for children and adults; national curriculum textbooks for all grades: weekly journals; novels; comic books; dictionaries; biographies; historical accounts, etc.
If you feel you can assist or contribute to the DELTA Foundation in any way, Peter can be contacted on 01 371 989. Alternatively, donated books can be left at the British Council Library with addressed to the DELTA Foundation.
Peter will be kindly updating Sadaik with reports on his upcoming trips to Pyapon and the good work he is doing there.