Balloons over Bagan continues to play an active role donating to community projects throughout the Bagan region and also to other needy causes from time to time in more remote areas in Myanmar.Each year we donate to a variety of projects and worthy causes, which our dedicated crew are able to directly oversee and monitor. Not only does this enable us to be a welcome member of the local community, but it also fosters great pride and a sense of ongoing responsibility and ownership amongst all our staff.
Our projects focus on three main areas: Health, education and environmental preservation of the Bagan area. We provide learning materials and teaching aids to a number of schools in the area, as well as support to the elderly and disabled. Through Friends of the Rainforest Myanmar, we contribute to greening projects, which is of critical importance in the central dry zone surrounding Bagan. Outside of Bagan we have continued to support efforts in the Delta following Cyclone Nargis. After the generous contributions of our former customers raised more than USD 50,000 for immediate food and shelter relief, we also will continue to sponsor as part of a group of friends 15 orphans in Moulmyeingyun Township.
Most recently during May 2010, we have mobilised our crew and vehicles to donate much needed clean water supplies and mineral salts to hospitals and local villages in the midst of a record breaking heat wave and drought.
Although we are hopeful to expand our efforts in the years ahead, we welcome your input and contributions as Myanmar moves forward into a new era.