Central Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Sky89
Central Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Sky89

Believing that “knowledge is power”, the Singaporean employers of a Myanmar maid, now 33, gave her their full support during the four years it took her to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from her homeland.

Naw Klo Htoo came to Singapore from Myanmar nine years ago and has worked for a man named Cai and his wife Chen since, Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore) reported.

Every morning she starts by helping Cai, now 67, use his dialysis machine, and prepares breakfast for him and his 65-year-old wife. She then conducts all kinds of the household chores.

Four years ago, learning of Naw Klo Htoo’s childhood dream of getting a good education, which was denied her because of poverty, Cai gave her all the support she needed.

While she was on study leaves in Yangon, the couple hired a temporary domestic worker to cover for her.

Having spent all of her savings on tuition and plane tickets, Naw Klo Htoo thought she would have skip her university graduation ceremony  last January. However, the couple came through again, not only providing their maid with round-trip air tickets between Singapore and Yangon, but also paying for her parents’ train tickets to Yangon.

The maid and her parents enjoyed accommodation and dining services in a five-star hotel during their stay in Yangon for the ceremony.

Naw Klo Htoo said she was truly blessed to have Cai and Chen as her employers. Despite the fact that she received some job offers from enterprises in Yangon upon completion of her BBA, she did not hesitate to return to Singapore to continue to serve the elderly couple.

She said it was her way to returning the favors of her kind employers.

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