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Sponsored children: 40 of 69
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a largely rural country composed of 135 officially recognised ethnic groups although in reality there are around 148, including the Rohingyas, Chin, Kayah, and Karen peoples… the list is a long one and Myanmar suffers from numerous internal conflicts. Children of the Mekong’s goal in the country is to support any initiatives to improve the educational system which needs to be completely overhauled following 50 years of military dictatorship. The system is extremely discriminatory, requiring students to take additional, fee-paying classes, making them inaccessible to the poorest young people.
The communities we work with, live mostly in ethnic states such as the Chin, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, and Karen communities as well as in the central plains and the Irrawaddy delta. Some suffer the consequences of civil war or other major problems such as AIDS, drug trafficking etc.
Our child sponsorship programmes play a major part in giving education to the most underprivileged children in Myanmar. Sponsoring a child provides:
Children of the Mekong also run every year one-off projects, such as the construction and renovation of foster homes, for example, allow us to improve the environment in which our sponsored young people study and live.
It is a real challenge for children in Tedim to go to school. This child sponsorship is a unique opportunity for these children to […]
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Children of the Mekong starts working in Myanmar through the Thai border.
Start of operations across the country