Htay’s fluency in the Burmese language, which she developed during her time in the city, is very useful for her work with Global Community. This is because most of her peers are only able to speak the local dialect. With this skill, Htay is able to communicate more widely on behalf of her village – enabling her to participate in Global Community activities with enhanced confidence and pride. Htay has also made many local friends through being a youth leader, which she is incredibly happy about.
“It is my priority to make friends in my new village and participate in this program which is working for the development of this village, my village,” Htay explains.
While she may have initially been disappointed to leave her life in the city behind, Htay is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for her through Global Community.