Welcome to MASTAA.ORG

Update as of 11/5/2020

Myanmar American Science & Technology Alumni Association (MASTAA) is based in Queens Borough of New York State.

It has been registered on January 15, 2019 as Not-for-profit organization.  First annual meeting was held on 7/6/2019 in New Jersey.   Only on that day, elected 12 members became Board of Directors (BOD) of MASTAA.  Although it is in its infant stage with a very little funds available, we are proud to announce that we have supported three major humanitarian assistance – two in Myanmar (Burma) and another one in New York, USA.

Recently Myanmar has been hit by Covid-19 Second Wave harder than before.  As of today, Myanmar has been dealing with 57,935 CCOVID-19 infected patients and reached the total death to 1,352.  Myanmar is in need for more assistance than before, hence MASTAA and its members launched a donation drive and donated $5,000 to the National Level Central Committee for Prevention, Containment and Treatment of Covid-19 of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on November 4, 2020 through the office of the Permanent Mission of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations in New York.

New York has been hit by Covid-19 the hardest with its death toll being the highest not only in the United States but also the world.  MASTAA supports the fundraising lead by National Humanitarian Fundraising for Myanmar (NHFMM), a coalition of New York City based Myanmar-Americans groups to provide free consultations on various issues including limited medical and legal questions; financial assistance to the community members whose families are directly affected by Covid-19. Their support will prioritize for those who lost a family member due to Covid-19.

On 5/16/2020, MASTAA donated US$2,000 to NHFMM.

During our initial setup phase of MASTAA, Myanmar (Burma) was hit by severe Monsoon rainfall started on June 25, 2019.  As of August 2019, it was reported that widespread flooding and landslides in 12 out of 14 states and regions, and one union territory.  Due to massive flooding and landslide, approximately a total of 0.2 million people were affected while 201,133 people from 43,759 households were evacuated to 400 evacuation sites in affected area.  As of August 16, 2019, the total death tolls were 82 and 49 were injured.  Board of Directors of MASTAA called for an emergency meeting and decided to make assistance to ongoing needs of recovery phase.  On 10/2/2019, MASTAA has donated US$1,000 to support Myanmar Flood Relief through Daw Khin Kyi Foundation that was chaired by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Myanmar American Science & Technology Alumni Association (MASTAA)

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