HART inspires Senior School boys
Earlier this week, some of our Year 9 and 10 classes were fortunate to hear an inspiring presentation by Dr Maung Taing Sasa. Dr Sasa was accompanied by Dr Elmo Jacob from Canberra. Both men are associated with the Humanitarian Aid and Relief Trust (HART), a Christian organisation established in 2003 by Baroness Caroline Cox.
"We were delighted to welcome Doctors Sasa and Jacob to the School and to hear about HART and its work of international advocacy on behalf of those who are suffering oppression and persecution," Canon Frank Sheehan said. "HART's focus is on those people who are trapped behind closed borders, are not served by other major aid organisations, and are largely neglected by the international media."
Dr Sasa spoke about Burma where he has trained more than 350 Community Health Workers who are now providing help and relief in some of the remotest parts of the country. For the most part, he is involved with his own 'Chin' people, a minority ethnic group who are predominantly Christians. Many Chin have fled Burma for asylum and protection from a brutal regime and now live along the Indian side of the border with Burma.
Canon Sheehan added, "The boys were profoundly moved by the stories told by Dr Sasa and they asked many questions. Dr Sasa had a powerful impact. We welcomed Baroness Cox to Christ Church some 10 years ago when she spoke about human rights in Africa. It was therefore such a pleasure to have Dr Sasa who is supported by Lady Cox and the wonderful people from HART."