On January 19, 2019, Myanmar Children Health Project (MCHP), a non-profit student-led organization, celebrated its one year anniversary by starting its most ambitious project so far yet. Currently, the goal is to vaccinate 1000 children for Hepatitis B by the end of 2020. The group has finished vaccinating about 484 children. MCHP hopes to start Project 6 soon, preferably early March, with goals to vaccinate about 250 children.
“Even though I see the kids cry, I know for sure that this is for their good. Just this thought alone makes me smile. I appreciate every moment of MCHP. I love watching these local kids, come in looking all scared, and most leaving feeling like a hero, no longer afraid of the long, pointy needle thingy called a vaccine. But this particular project, I particularly loved the vibe of the whole thing. As in, every single member in MCHP was doing so well. Every single member was not only doing their jobs well but was also enjoying every single moment of it. I could tell. Whether it be Alex holding a little girl’s hand to tell her everything’s gonna be okay, the needle is not that scary, or Naddy losing all sense of dignity and barking like a dog for charades, or Erica passionately clicking away on her camera. Every single person was amazing. Even Ms. Tang, our temporary supervisor who originally came to do her reports, was enjoying herself.” – Shin Shin
“Since this our most ambitious project so far. I was really exhilarated to have arrived at the place. This place is really special as our most ambitious project turned out to be the most successful. Despite vaccinating 260 children none of them were tested of already having Hepatitis B. Hearing this news concerned me. The reason I do this service group is to see these children smile; I get excited just from being a helping hand in the community.” – Swan
- Article by MCHP (Shin Shin).
- Published by Global (Haein, Hayman, Phaebe & Mr. Sturmey).