Twante. 2013-2015. Dormitory, library.
The facilities at this site were totally transformed, thanks to the support of The Mandalay Projects and our partners at Myanmar Kinderhilfe, resulting in the children living in a safer and healthier environment.
Our 2-storey dorm provides clean and safe accommodation, with the toilets, wash areas, kitchen and dining room (not to mention a sustainable supply of clean water) adding further valuable benefits. The new library generated a huge amount of interest and excitement.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Computer training - When we visited the Myanmar Buddhist Orphanage Association in 2004 we saw a need to help the boys develop career-oriented skills.
Luang Prabang, Laos PDR 2011
Local partners: Mr Andrew Brown and the Supervision Committee of Deak Kum Pa Orphanage
At the time, this orphanage was home to over 500 children, ranging from around seven to around 18 years of age. Due to a lack of resources, the orphanage had not been able to cater for younger children, though there were many orphaned children under age seven in the local community who may have been at risk of exploitation, and for whom the orphanage & residential school could offer a safer and healthier environmen...
Irrawaddy Delta, southern Myanmar 2008
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 ...
Kani, Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar 2010-2012
Vocational training - mechanical workshop
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 ...
Kanpetlet town, Chin State 2014-current
Horticulture, medical program, tertiary education, library, infrastructure
This orphanage, home to more than 50 children, is in the remote hillside village of Kanpetlet, a long six hour drive from Bagan. We have a number of initiatives underway here in ...