In downtown Mandalay the Good Shepherd Sisters started a drop-in and healing center for young women living in difficult circumstances – single mothers, school drop-outs, victims of Cyclone Nargis, streetwalkers, and girls facing abuse or living in fear of trafficking. This center will become an integral part of the Empowerment Center for Women and Children.
At the DBYC, the Catholic Salesian Brothers care for vulnerable youth and street children who have dropped out of school or live on the streets to escape dysfunctional families and abuse. Eighteen boys at risk stay at the Center and receive informal school education and moral guidance and attend vocational training courses. The vocational training courses include electric and electronics repair, computer and language training, and motor bike repair.
In 1998, a Lisu priest and her English husband built the Grace Haven Orphanage in Pyin Oo Lwin for children who are orphaned, from poor families, and from single parent families. Today, 80 boys and girls, both Christians and non-Christians, live at the Orphanage.
Since 1983, the Anglican Church, Diocese of Mandalay has provided education and accommodation to children and orphans from the Naga Hills in the northwest, one of the poorest and least developed areas of Myanmar.
In Kanyinthonesint, a typical Karen village in the Delta, we funded the first nursery which was completed in June 2014.
St. Mary Orphanage for Girls is located in the center of Pathein, just five minutes away from the Pathein Diocese’s Cathedral and the Mother House of the Francis Xavier Sisters (SFX). All schools are in close proximity to each other and to the General Hospital of Pathein. St. Mary Orphanage was established in 1988. The […]
St. Bruno Orphanage for boys was established in 1993 by the Little Brothers of St. Francis Xavier (SFX) in a village tract of Pathein. It started with 5 orphans and grew to 38 boys in 2013.
The quality of the Myanmar education system is far below that of the neighboring countries. Burmese education, at both primary school and university levels, has suffered badly from decades of political unrest and military dictatorship. The former English colonial education system was good and effective, but was destroyed through the nationalization of all missionary and private […]
In 2013, People In Need established a working relationship with the Salesian Brothers “Don Bosco” in Myanmar. During the Burmese school holidays in 2013 (March to May) we sponsored a summer workshop for the youth. The workshop in Yangon included English courses, piano and guitar lessons, games, and holiday outings. We liked the […]