Rangoon Institute of Technology

Swel Daw Yeik [1] *


  • Before, during and after SPZP-2012, informal and formal discussions led by Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War) on forming Swel Daw Yeik Foundation (SDYF) took place.
  • At that time, there was no formal Alumni Association.
  • SDYF’s primary objective was to help engineering students and engineering sayas of the past, present and future.
  • SDYF’s secondary objective was to be cost-effective. SDYF will incur little or no overhead.
  • The ideas were supported by sayas and alumni (notably U Khin Maung Tun (T78) who pledged and/or donated K1500+ Lakhs).
  • Saya U Moe Aung (Patron) and team published brochures and pamphlets.


  • First Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • U Khin Maung Tun (President) led by example. He hosted lunch meetings, and donated to noble causes.
  • SDYF voted to provide Health Care for eligible sayas and sayamas
  • Initial support: 1 – 2 Lakhs per saya requiring hospitalization


  • Co-sponsored the Shwe YaDu Celebrations
  • Planted 50 Swel Daw Bins
  • Paved Shwe YaDu Lann
  • Set up Shwe YaDu Benches
  • U Wynn Htain Oo (Patron) posted events and activities [co]hosted by SDYF


  • Second AGM
  • Extended Health Care for eligible sayas and sayamas
  • Health Care Support: 4 Lakhs per eligible saya
  • Singapore alumni (Khine Khine Win and team) volunteered to provide K50,000 for eligible says.
  • Daw Nan Khin Nwe, Sayama Daw Khin Sandar Tun, U Tin Oo, and Daw Khine Khine Win visited the eligible sayas and sayamas and offered “token support” (currently K4.5 lakhs) for their health care.


  • Donated to SPZP-2016
  • U Tin Latt prepared a report of SDYF objectives and activities
  • Saya U Moe Aung composed a song for SDYF.


  • Third AGM
  • Considered Case-by-case for Health Care
  • Support for sayas requiring frequent medical treatment
  • Support for sayas and sayamas from “supporting” (non-engineering departments)


  • The balance of “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas and Sayamas” was handed over to SDYF.
  • The balance of “U Khin Maung Tun & family’s Fund to provide Eye Care for RIT Sayas and Sayamas” was handed over to SDYF.
  • Annual medical check up was performed for eligible sayas at Grand Hanta. Kudos to May Nge and team.
  • Vision checkup and follow up treatment (e.g. cataract operation) were offered to eligible sayas.
  • Health care support was provided (on a case-by-case basis) to sayas (e.g. U Kyaw Sein, U Ohn Maung) requiring long-term care.
  • Health care support was provided to a sayama who had her leg amputated.
Steeve Kay
U Kyaw Sein (GBNF), U Moe Aung, U Ohn Maung
Annual Medical checkup
Shwe YaDu Lann


  • Provided support (e.g. 4.5 Lakhs) to eligible sayas and sayamas for hospitalization
  • Continued support for eligible sayas and sayamas that have been approved to have long term care
  • Annual Medical and Vision Checkup for eligible sayas and sayamas.

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