My first introduction to Myanmar was through working as a Red Cross refugee support volunteer earlier this year. I was placed with a young couple in their 20's with a baby boy aged 10 months. I was struck by their resilience, compassion and grace in the face of adversity.
When I heard about the "Back a Woman" campaign, I jumped at the opportunity to showcase an amazing film and bring Kiwis closer to the Burmese community - living both in Myanmar and in our own backyard. I saw the event as a perfect opportunity to support both ADC's clients in Myanmar and Burmese former refugees living here in Auckland, who are supported by amazing organisations such as the WISE Collective and the Red Cross.
Some people may say that "charity begins at home" but home is where the heart is and as I hope our event highlighted, we are all a lot more connected than we realise.
Thank you, Fra, for being involved with ADC and organising a wonderful night!
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