(1) U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) established the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas and Sayamas”. The initial endowment was US $50,000. The fund was administered by a Board/Committee of three sayas and four alumni. The balance of the fund has been transferred to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF).
U Thaung Sein is a Multiple Golden Sponsor for SPZPs. His contributions for RIT-related activities is in excess of US $200,000.
(2) U Khin Maung Tun (President, SDYF) and his family had earlier established a fund for eye tests and treatment of RIT Sayas and Sayamas. The balance of the fund has also been transferred to SDYF.
Kudos to U Khin Maung Tun for leading SDYF by example. He pledged and/or donated K1000+ lakhs for SDYF and sizeable donations for RIT-related activities (SPZPs, Shwe YaDu, lunch meeting and musical extravaganza …).
He gave me an MP3 player loaded with dhamma talks during “Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles in 2015”.
(3) SDYF is now the primary organization for providing Health Care for eligible Sayas and Sayamas.
The eligibility requirements and support level may change over time.
Minimum age : 60 years
Minimum service at RIT : 5 years
K 4 lakhs will be offered for hospitalization of eligible saya
The following will be treated case-by-case
(a) Frequent visits to a clinic/hospital (but not hospitalized)
(b) Sayas and sayamas from “supporting” (non-Engineering) departments
(a) Sayadaw Dr. Lwin Aung (A59)
(b) Saya U Kyaw Tun (ChE and Chem)
(c) Saya U Aung Myint (PP69, “Kyant Ba Hone”)