RIT Memories

RIT Health Care Funds

Update : October 13, 2021

Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund

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Steeve Kay
  • U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) did not forget his roots.
  • Multiple Golden Sponsor for SPZPs starting with SPZP-2000.
  • Steve donated US$50,0000 and established the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas
    to provide services such as
    Funeral expenses of the Sayas
    Hospital expenses of the Sayas
    Medical check up of the Sayas
  • The implementation was supported by a committee of sayas and selected alumni (including U Win Khaing).
  • The balance of the fund was transferred to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
  • Steeve set up Charitable Alliance of Burmese Americans (CABA).
    CABA helped rebuild the houses ravaged by Cyclone Nargis.
  • Steeve also established the Kay Family Foundation (KFF).
  • KFF hosted a Myanmar Education Delegation to visit prestigious Universities and Research Institutions in California.
  • KFF provided a Matching Fund of $30000 for the RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles in 2015.
    The Main event was held at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel.

U Khin Maung Tun Health Care Fund

  • U Khin Maung Tun (T78) and family established a Health Care Fund to provide Vision Care for eligible sayas.
  • The balance of the fund was transferred to Swel Daw Yeik Foundation.
Pon Tu of U Moe Aung

Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF)

Brief History

  • The idea of SDYF was discussed before, during and after SPZP-2012.
  • Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) proposed the idea.
    Saya is a Patron of SDYF.
  • U Khin Maung Tun (T78) donated K1500 Lakhs (or more) to SDYF and related causes.
    He served as President and hosted monthly meetings with sumptuous lunch.
  • SDYF has several objectives.
    They include helping engineering sayas and students — past, present and future, establishing “Saya Geha”, provide financial assistance for SPZPs , Shwe YaDu Celebrations and sellected Projects (e.g. YTU Library Modernization Project).
  • SDYF has provided financial support for eligible sayas.
    It had enhanced the programs that were implemented by the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund” and “U Khin Maung Tun’s family Health Care Fund”.
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Eligibility rules and financial support

  • The rules may change over time (based on resources).
  • Eligible sayas who are hospitalized are provided K4 lakhs.
  • Eligible sayas who need to visit medical clinics frequently are considered on a case-by-case basis for financial assistance.
  • Eligible sayas are provided Annual Medical Checkup.
    The facilitators included May Nge and group.
  • Eligible sayas are provided Vision Checkup and followup treatment (e.g. cataract operation).
  • Sayas who require medical treatment and long term care are considered on a case-by-case basis for financial assistance.
    Saya U Kyaw Sein (M65, GBNF) and Saya U Ohn Maung (ChE68) were voted at the SDYF meetings for annual financial assistance.

Sample Recipient

  • Saya U Ohn Maung (SPHS62, ChE68) requires medical treatment and long term care.
  • Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF) decided in a meeting to provide annual financial assistance of K4 Lakhs to Saya U Ohn Maung.
  • The facilitators include U Wynn Htain Oo (M72), Saya U Soe Myint (Min83) and U Khin Maung Htwe (who also donated K20,000).
  • The total K420,000 was given to Sayagadaw Daw Wai Mon Ohn Maung on 16th October, 2018.
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Other Health Care Funds

There are several other Health Care Funds such as :

  • 69er HCF (Maintained by U Aung Min and team)
    Donors : Daw Myint Myint, Ivan Lee, U Sein Myint …
  • EE69er HCF (Maintained by U Shwe and team)
    Donors : U Sein Myint …
  • Combined 1st BE Intake of 64 and 65 HCF
    Donors : Steeve Kay …
  • M72 HCF (Organizers : U Wynn Htain Oo …)
  • 83 Intake HCF (Organizers : Nan Khin Nwe …)
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U Aung Min, Daw Myint Myint …

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