Withakar Orphanage – Vocational training & library

All residents are now undergoing at least basic computer training at this site so we are upgrading our existing computer training facility and library.

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Kani Boy’s Orphanage – Vocational training

Ten boys have made particularly good use of our vocational training: three have graduated as IT teachers, and seven have secured tech jobs in the Mingaladon industrial area in Yangon.

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Dharmalinkara Boys’ Orphanage – Infrastructure

A safer and healthier environment has been provided for the boys with a new dormitory, toilets, wash areas, kitchen and dining room, and library.

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Kin Ywa Orphanage & School

Mawlamyine, Mon State. 2005-2006. Medical clinic, dormitory. The Kin Ywa Orphanage & School was one of our earliest partners – we established a medical clinic there in 2005 and co-sponsored the construction of a new dorm building in 2006.

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Witharkar Orphanage – Safety

Perimeter fence - 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.

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Aye Yeik Mon Girls’ Orphanage

Tailoring workshop - Back in 2004 we saw a need to provide the more than 200 girls at this orphanage with a sense of purpose in life. Something to help them develop new skills and become more independent of the orphanage ...

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Pana Wady Girls’ Orphanage

Vocational training - The founder of the orphanage had long dreamt of her girls being able to develop good vocational skills that would give them independent careers outside the orphanage. We helped her achieve this ambition. ...

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MBOA Boys’ Orphanage

Computer training - When we visited the  Myanmar Buddhist Orphanage Association in 2004 we saw a need to help the boys develop career-oriented skills.

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Cyclone Nargis

Irrawaddy Delta, southern Myanmar   2008 Emergency relief In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region of Myanmar with up to 150,000 people killed or missing.  Mingalar Parahita, the orphanage near Twante where we had been working, was badly damaged. Some of the children were killed or badly injured. While the larger aid agencies struggled to deploy aid, our experience and networks in Myanmar meant we were able to distribute immediate emergency relief.    Our local volunteers shipped fresh water, food, medical supplies and tarpaulins to ...

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Kani Boys’ Orphanage – Vocational training

At Kani, not far from Yangon, we funded the construction of a mechanical workshop, complete with a metal-working lathe, drills and other equipment. We also funded vocational education so the resident boys, and ...

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