Witharkar Orphanage

Dagon Seikkan, Yangon. 2009-17. Security system; vocational training; library.

On a recent visit we were concerned to find that one of our more basic building blocks – the security of the children – was being threatened by the rapid development of an illegal housing scheme nearby.

We have approved the funding for a robust wall and fence, with lockable gates, to surround the Witharkar compound to protect both the children and our earlier investments here. We have also installed a CCTV system, to provide additional protection.

We have been supporting the Witharkar Orphanage in North Dagon township, near Yangon, for a number of years. Our focus has been on strategic development, having built a computer training facility and a library, amongst other initiatives at the site.