Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Feroze Dada, on air from July 17th
Children of the Revolution A Spiritual Journey to Burma and Buddhism – A Powerful and Compelling Story of Heroism & Hope By Feroze Dada. Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Children of the Revolution is a truly inspiring story about Feroze Dada, a Chartered Accountant from London, and his chance meeting with a freedom fighter and a Buddhist monk in Myanmar which transforms the lives of a great many orphaned and abandoned children being looked after in a remote monastery on the shores of Lake Inle by making the monastery financially independent – setting up a drinking water bottling plant and establishing a teaching programme. At the same time, the journey they take provides him with a deep and enduring sense of purpose and self-discovery.
His Holiness the Dalai Lamai has said – “Feroze Dada, gives a moving account of a monk’s work and talks about his own efforts to support a school and a care centre for destitute Burmese children started by the monk in his monastery. I offer my prayers for their success.” Children of the Revolution is not simply a book about Myanmar’s journey towards a new freedom, with all of the complexity that freedom brings. It is also a story of the author’s own journey: as a Muslim absorbing Buddhist philosophy and in so doing building a bridge towards peace which offers a transformative vision about how to live a meaningful life that will bring education and hope to thousands of Burmese children. Children of the Revolution is Feroze Dada’s first book. All proceeds of the book go to the monastery school and orphanage at Inle, Phaya Taung. Feroze Dada set up the Inle Trust Charity www.inletrust.org.uk to provide the relief of poverty and education in Myanmar and has so far has set up educational, healthcare and water facilities at the monastery.
JOIN SARA AND Feroze Dada, ABOUT HIS SELF DISCOVERY INTO THE WONDERS OF THE MONESTRY AND THE ORPHANS
The story behind Ko Yin Fresh Drinking Water
We were travelling on a small boat on Inle Lake when a freak storm hit the lake. We were put ashore in the village of Phaya Taung and were given shelter by the monks. What happened next changed our lives……….and we are now looking to change the lives of 1000 abandoned and orphaned children at the monastery.
Whilst staying at the monastery I discovered this clean mountain water source on the monastery land. Because of malaria and water-borne diseases, there is a huge need & demand for bottled water. It is clear that given the Monk’s reputation and the good work they are doing that the people in the surrounding towns and villages would buy this bottled water knowing that every bottle that they buy will pay for one meal for a young school child.
Feroze was born in Karachi. He has lived and worked for most of his life in London and is married to MuMu (Farida) Maung Dada. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax advisor he was Managing Partner of his private client tax practice in London Mayfair for 25 years. Feroze is also a guest interviewer with TVapex, a community TV channel where he has interviewed everyone from a Buddhist monk to the legendary Andrea Bocelli on the subject of humanity.
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