Updated on March 15, 2019
- Medical Check up
- Aging Sayas
- U Moe Aung’s Interview
- Dr. San Hla Aung
- U Ohn Maung
- U Tin U
Medical Check up
Under the sponsorship of Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF), about 120 sayas were provided medical check up for 2018 at Grand Hantha Hospital.
May Thet Hlaing (May Nge) and team are volunteers for helping the sayas with logistics.
In the past, “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas” and U Khin Maung Tun’s family took care of the checkup for eligible sayas and sayamas. Both handed over their balance to SDYF.
Saya U Moe Aung was among the second batch of sayas to have medical check up at Grand Hantha.
Saya U Moe Aung wrote :
သည္ေန႔မနက္ ၈-၁၁-၂ဝ၁၈ စက္မႈတကၠသိုလ္မွ အနားယူျပီး အင္ဂ်င္နီယာ/ဗိသုကာ ဆရာ/ဆရာမမ်ား ဒုတိယေန႔အျဖစ္ Grand Hantha ေဆးရံု မွာ
စြယ္ေတာ္ရိပ္ေဖာင္ေဒးရွင္း၏ ကမကထျဖင့္ ေဆးစစ္ၾကသည္။
ႏိုင္ငံတကာအဆင့္မီ ေဆးရံုျဖစ္၍ အထပ္တိုင္းရွိေနရာအႏွံ႔ လိုက္ၾကည္႔သည္။
စုစုေပါင္း ဆရာ ၁၂ဝ ဦးခန္႔ ေဆးစစ္ရန္ရွိေသာေၾကာင့္ စြယ္ေတာ္ရိပ္ေဖာင္ေဒးရွင္းႏွင့္ တကြ ဦးစီးေဆာင္ရြက္ေပးသူ ေမသက္လႈိင္ ႏွင့္ အဖြဲ႕ကို ေက်းဇူးတင္ သာဓုေခၚဆိုအပ္ပါသည္။
The sayas used to be strong and healthy.
We are sad to see that some sayas have lost their strength and health in varying degrees.
- Some need walking cane.
- Some limp.
- Some have amnesia.
- Some have cataract and/or glaucoma and need eye surgery.
- Some have hearing problems.
- Some have lost mobility and they need wheel chairs.
- Some need frequent visits to the medical clinic and hospital.
U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) established the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas and Sayamas”. The balance of the HCF has been transferred to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
U Khin Maung Tun (T78) provided the “Eye Care Fund” for RIT Sayas and Sayamas. The balance of the Fund has been transferred to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
Daw May Hlaing (May Nge) and team volunteered to implement the Swel Daw Yeik’s Foundation’s task of “Taking care of the Annual Medical and Vision Checkup of the RIT sayas and sayamas”.
In late 2018, the medical checkups were done at Grand Hantha Hospital and the vision checkups were performed at IQ Vision. Sayas needing treatment for their eyes can choose doctors and eye clinics. Swel Daw Yeik Foundation provides financial support of K4 Lakhs for sayas and sayamas undergoing hospitalization. The amount is often supplemented by Daw Khine Khine Win’s group and interested alumni.
Based on case-by-case, financial support is also provided to sayas needing (a) frequent visits to the medical clinics (e.g. Saya Dr. Lwin Aung)
(b) helpers and assistants (e.g. Saya U Kyaw Sein, Saya U Ohn Maung).
RITAA (RIT Alumni Association) has three wheel chairs for use by the sayas — especially those attending SPZPs (Saya Pu Zaw Pwes).
U Moe Aung’s Interview
Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) was interviewed by Phyo May San in late 2015.
Saya U Moe Aung wrote :
၂ဝ၁၅ ႏိုဝင္ဘာ ၁၃
စာေပဖန္တီးသူတို႔၏ ဘဝမ်ား အစီအစဥ္အတြက္
MRTV4 Readers Channel မွ အိမ္သို႔လာေရာက္ျပီး အင္တာဗ် ဴ း ျပဳ လုပ္ရန္ ျပင္ဆင္စဥ္…။
ထိုအစီအစဥ္ကို ၂ဝ၁၅ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၂၅ တြင္ ထုတ္လႊင့္ျဖစ္သည္။
(Presenter – ျဖိဳ း ေမစံ)
Dr. San Hla Aung
Saya Dr. San Hla Aung had to wait for a year to enter Rangoon University because he was under age when he passed the Matriculation examination in 1951.
Dr. San Hla Aung joined the Faculty as Assistant Lecturer in 1958 after standing at the top of the C58 class. Saya’s classmates include Saya Allen Htay (GBNF) and Saya Dr. Win Thein.
Saya studied for his Masters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. Upon his return to Burma, Saya was promoted to Lecturer.
Saya retired from the University of New Orleans at the age of 80. Saya had taught nearly six decades in Burma and the USA.
Saya wrote an article about his days at the BOC College and the Faculty of Engineering, Rangoon University.
Saya served as
- President of RIT Swimming and Water Polo
- President of RIT Rowing
- Line Judge at RUBC Regattas with Sayagyi U Num Kok (GBNF) and Saya U Sein Win (GBNF).
Saya donated K10 Lakhs to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF)
Saya wrote a Brief Biography for SPZP-2000.
U Ohn Maung
U Ohn Maung (Anthony Sein, SPHS62, ChE68) and non-Catholic students from his class had to join us in the “Morals and Manners” class. Catholic students had to attend Catechism.
I saw him at the SPZPs. We were sad to learn that he was having some medical problems and slight memory loss.
Kudos to SDYF for the support of sayas and sayamas for medical check up, frequent visits to the hospital and clinics, and for some non-trivial health care.
At an EC meeting of Swel Daw Yeik Foundation, a decision was made to provide K4 Lakhs annually to Saya U Ohn Maung for his health care.
- SDYF donated K4 Lakhs to Saya U Ohn Maung (ChE68), who has a medical problem. The donations will be continued in future years.
- U Khin Maung Htwe (ChE72) donated K20,000.
- The donations were handed over to Saya U Sein Thaung, who would forward it to Saya U Ohn Maung.
- Ma Zin, saya’s spouse, acknowledged receipt of the Garawa money from SDYF.
U Tin U
U Tin U is the elder brother of Sayagyi U Ba Than, Dr. Daw Win Hlaing, Daw Myint Thwe, Dr. Myo Tint, U Tin Htoon (A60), Saya U Myo Min (UCC), U Thaung Lwin (EC66) and Daw Cho Cho Hlaing.
He is Past Captain of RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club). He received his Gold for representing RUBC in Coxed Fours at the Independence Day Regatta at Kandawgyi in 1948.
He matriculated in 1946 and attended Rangoon University. His classmates include Dr. Pe Nyun, Dr. Pe Thein and U Sein Hlaing.
He received his BSCE from Oregon State University and MSCE from Yale University.
Upon his return to Burma, he taught part-time at the Civil Engineering Department.
He also served in Burma Civil Engineering Society.
He gave an interview to Saya U Soe Paing for the “History of University Engineering Education in Burma/Myanmar”.
He played golf for fun until his early 80s. He enjoys the 19th hole.
He was Captain of RGC (Rangoon Golf Club).
Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, UK), his eldest son, posted an interview to celebrate U Tin U’s 89th birthday on August 3, 2018.