Many donors were seen providing free meals to children and parents at the Children’s Literature Festival in Botathaung Township, Yangon, on January 6.
Amae Eain (Mom’s House), a private high school and a boarder’s school, offered 20 types of food for free. Their menu included rice sprinkled with oil, steamed sticky rice, mont pyar talaet (a small pancake-like rice snack) and htantee mote (small yellow snacks made from toddy palm fruits).
Other generous donors included the St. Paul School’s alumni, who offered mote hingar, custard bread, gelatin juice and shwe yin aye (a liquid-based desert). The National League for Democracy’s branch in the township also offered chicken porridge to all the parents and children at the Festival.
Some notable brands also gave away their products as free food, noticeably NagarPyan tea leaves, Premier Coffee, Mar Mar noodles and Alpine bottled water. —Ommar, Sandi