The current situation in Myanmar is more than complex – ethnic minorities are torn between a political crisis, increasing poverty, drug and human trafficking […]
Fifteen Students Found a Job
Our social worker, Regina, is responsible for the higher education programme in Yangon. She recently reported fifteen students are graduating despite the ongoing conflicts in Myanmar. We are grateful for her endless support and care for the students.
Due to safety concerns, we had to close two student boarding houses in Yangon. Yet, this did not prevent our programme manager from supporting our students and helping them achieve their dreams.
I would like to say how grateful I am for the support of Children of the Mekong for four years. I have become who I am today thanks to you. I have a good job and I can afford to live in Yangon and support my family. I have become a better person!
Esther set up an online business. She is a brilliant and promising young girl! “Now, I can live on my own without any help. I am really grateful for that.”
After completing her English language training in August, Lin took a nurse training and now works in a health centre for AIDS patients.
After having undertaken various training programmes, So Ny Duu now works in an agency and earns the equivalent of £300 monthly, which is a good wage for a junior.
Shan Naing completed his training in English and telecommunication. He now works in an telecommunication shop in the Kachin State.
Aung Thu works as an electrician in his home region.
Patricia finished her accounting course. She did an internship for an NGO as an accounting assistant and they recently hired her.
Naw Lwe studied English. After additional training in pharmacy, she became a pharmacist assistant.
Ma Thwai is a twenty-six-year-old woman and works as an agricultural lawyer in a law firm.
After studying English and taking a sandwich course as a sales associate, Thingyan Oo now works for a car dealership and earns about 300 EU a month.
She wrote to her sponsor – “You have greatly contributed to my education. Thank you so much for making my dreams come true!”
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