In memory of our founding member and dear friend Jeremy Paster, BHM created a fund for the education of the future leaders of the democracy movement.
Jeremy passed away of cancer at the age of 36. Jeremy was a dedicated social and activist and was blessed with both a tremendous heart and a brilliant mind and the dedication to share his gifts to benefit others. In his work with the ethnic groups of Burma, Jeremy led many training sessions to teach technical skills to the population. Even in his social exchanges Jeremy enjoyed learing from others and sharing his knowledge with them.
In memory of our brother Jeremy, as well as to keep alive his commitment and purpose toward serving others, BHM has created the Jeremy Paster Memorial Scholarship. Any donations to BHM that are made in memory of Jeremy will be designated toward education of the young people of Burma who have left their home behind in order to seek a more secure future for their people.
The 2012 recepient of the Jeremy Paster award is Su Su Aung, a graduate of the Minmahaw Educational Foundation, a not-for profit school operating along the Thai-Burma border to provide youth with the education to pass a high-school equivalency exam and to achieve scholarships to attend university.
Su Su Aung is an exemplary student in both academic effort and social development. Like Jeremy, she makes friends easily and is a unifying force in her class. "When I studied at Minmahaw, I got a lot of new experiences. I had a chance to learn different ethnic cultures. Now I will attend Asian University for Women. My major subject will be Public Health. AUW wants to empower the femal students of Asia. I also want to participate to improve women's rights."
Donations to Jeremy Paster Memorial Scholarships can be made to Burma Humanitarian Mission by writing Jeremy in the memo section of your check, or by clicking on the donate button on this page.