My name is Yair Lynn Naing. I live in Hlaing Thar Yar Tsp. I am part of LP4Y Stars club (alumni from LP4Y program) and I am working in CMA Ships Myanmar as an administrative officer.
Here is my story from LP4Y to CMA: how did I join LP4Y, how did LP4Y help me to get a job.
Before I joined LP4Y, I was a worker in a market and it was very tiring. I did not want to work in that job. I wanted to work somewhere where I can improve my life.
One day, a woman came and informed my mom I could join LP4Y, explaining that it is an organization helping excluded Youth living in poor areas. I am very grateful that my Mom allowed me to quit my previous job and join LP4Y.
When I joined LP4Y, the training center was in a monastery in Hlaing Thar Yar. For 9 months, I went to LP4Y center every day from Tuesday to Saturday, learning and working on our small business. LP4Y gave us allowance for breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, hygiene products, professional attire and mobile phone. Thanks for donating LP4Y!
LP4Y also helped me to learn how to write a cover letter and resume. I did not know how to write it before. After 2 months in LP4Y, I went to CMA Ships Myanmar for a 10-day internship. I finished the LP4Y program during the COVID pandemic and started searching for a decent job.
During the COVID, even if we could not open our center, LP4Y continued to train Youth through video conferencing. I am very grateful for that because if the program had stopped, I would have not been able to find a job.
For almost two years, I worked in other companies, hoping that CMA Ships would hire me. And I finally got a job! I still remember the day the manager in CMA called me and said: "Hello Yair Lynn, when can you start to work in our company?" I was so happy to hear that.
I started my job at CMA Ships on April 1, 2022. The employees are professional, confident, hardworking, patient, and also good at English. I learned these skills from them. The management of CMA is one of the best I ever experienced. I am so happy to work there because that was my target job. There is no discrimination or corruption in CMA. While working here, I am learning English step by step. Getting better is my challenge now!
Thank you LP4Y and donors for helping the poor Youth in Myanmar when we are hopeless.
Together we can!