Het bestuur van de stichting Flying Teachers heeft besloten de stichting dit jaar op te heffen.
Burma is de laatste anderhalf jaar negatief in het nieuws. De gruwelijke operaties van ‘ethnic cleansing’ door het leger, dat ondanks het jonge democratische regime, de facto nog steeds de […]
Joop Braakhekke, bestuurslid en
ambassadeur van Flying Teachers
Joop was in alles een bevlogen en sociaal betrokken mens. Creatief en veelzijdig. Filosofisch en fijngevoelig.
In 2003 gaf hij in de toenmalige Galerie van zijn restaurant ‘le Garage’ het platform om mijn eerste foto expositie over Burma mogelijk te maken.
On July 30, 2015 Cyclone ‘Komen’ made landfall in Bangladesh, bordering Northern Rakhine in Burma. Sadly this is the area where hundreds of thousands Rohingya are isolated by the army and trapped. One of the many human disasters going on in the country. The continued heavy rains have caused floods and landslides in many parts […]
In December 2013 Sitagu Sayadaw paid Charlie Hilm, the founder of Flying Teachers, a surprise visit. Hilm invited Sitagu on a cruise with an antique saloon boat along the Amsterdam canals, during which Sitagu was served a typical Burmese dish, Mohinga soup with rice. As a Buddhist monk, the last meal during the day is to […]
In November 2013 Burma’s spiritual leader, the venerable abbot monk Sitagu inaugurated the third school of Flying Teachers in Pyinsalu. View the video:
One of South East Asia’s poorest populations live in Burma. Since 50 years their people were isolated from the world until the elections of 2010 brought a promising change. The new civil government has signaled a sharp break from the highly centralized policies, that caused deadlock and stagnation for decades. 16 months later Daw Aung San […]
Young Dutch girl (14 !!) singer-songwriter ‘Miss Ivana’ decides to help the kids in the delta of Burma. She writes the lyrics for a song called ‘Flying Teachers’. Then she finds a composer to put it to music, a studio to record the song, a choreographer to teach her the moves and young […]