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In the late afternoon as it cools down Aung Myo Oo, 22 years old, pushes himself through Yin Ywa village to go and chat with his friends. Two years ago in a farming accident Aung Myo Oo become paralysed, as part of the current project he was provided a wheel chair so he can move around independantly. The Australian Red Cross in partnership with Myanmar Red Cross has been carrying out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in Yin Ywa and a number of other villages in central Myanmar, an area known as the Dry Zone. . A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc. When considering where to place communal water points the project consults the community to identify vulnerable member such as the elderly and disabled who may struggle to travel distances with heavy loads of water.

In the late afternoon as it cools down Aung Myo Oo, 22 years old, pushes himself through Yin Ywa village to go and chat with his friends. Two years ago in a farming accident Aung Myo Oo become paralysed, as part of the current project he was provided a wheel chair so he can move around independantly. The Australian Red Cross in partnership with Myanmar Red Cross has been carrying out a Community Based Health & Resilience project in Yin Ywa and a number of other villages in central Myanmar, an area known as the Dry Zone. . A major part of the project is community education. After ensuring quality community education, the project then install physical hardware, taps, tanks, toilets etc. When considering where to place communal water points the project consults the community to identify vulnerable member such as the elderly and disabled who may struggle to travel distances with heavy loads of water.