In collaboration with Links for Aids, Samsung Myanmar, Red Dot and Asian Trails, Sule Shangri-La, Yangon organized “Silent Yangon,” a book featuring images of Yangon captured by eight children with hearing impairments from the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf.
Arranged by Link for Aid, an organization that raises funds for charitable programs through events, the photo program was created to inspire the children and showcase their talents to the world. The funds that Link for Aid raises go directly to projects that provide support in the fields of health, education and career training for hundreds of underprivileged children in Myanmar and Cambodia.
“Silent Yangon is a book compiling the creative efforts of these children,” said Antione Serhan, resident manager of Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. “These include photos around the city of Yangon, from their perspective. With the utilization of their talents, technological skills and the sponsorship of Samsung smartphones, their work has come to fruition. This allows these youngsters to prove their self-worth, opening up a variety of opportunities for them.”
On March 25, the hotel hosted a media event to announce the finished book. The hotel welcomed media, interested guests, representatives from the partners, and the talented young photographers.
“Every day we are functioning using all of our five senses, which we take for granted,” stated Serhan. “We wish to develop and give the same to people with disabilities.”
The book is available in bookshops in Myanmar, and can be ordered online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.