Sponsored children: 2 of 24
The challenges of education in a mountainous region
Children of the Mekong recently opened a new sponsorship programme in Tedim, a provincial town located in the Chin Mountains in Western Myanmar. The town is located on a plateau that is difficult to access, in a very mountainous region.
The majority of the inhabitants of Tedim and the surrounding area have agriculture as their main resource. They are all still very traditional, and there is no mechanization, everything is done manually. Even the ploughs, widely used in the rest of the country, cannot be used in the fields, which are too steep on the mountainsides.
The number of children per family is high, on average between 6 and 10 children. The houses are mainly made of wood, with a corrugated roof.
Sponsor a child to give children the chance to dream
24 children from Tedim and the nearby villages are waiting to be sponsored.
They are amongst the most disadvantaged and at risk of dropping out of school because of their harsh living conditions. Some of the children live in Boarding Houses to continue their schooling, as their village is too far away from the school.
Sponsorship will give these children a chance to continue their education. For just £28 a month, you can cover all of their school-related costs, as well as providing social support that encourages the families to keep their children in school.
Despite the simple living conditions of the children in the boarding houses, they are grateful to be able to continue their education.
Help the children of Tedim building their future!