We believe in change.
Our work principles are simple: create as many opportunities as possible to positively impact and change a child’s life, towards a secure, fair and promising livelihood. Because EVERY child counts. That’s what we work for.
There are many problems. We start our solution with the youngest generation.
After decades of stagnation, Myanmar is changing and developing at a heady pace, politically, socially, and economically. The benefits of these positive developments, however, have not yet reached the poor and disadvantaged of Myanmar’s society and it is likely to be a long time yet before our work here is concluded.
The streets of Yangon are also home to thousands of children and youth. Many are homeless or sent out onto the streets to earn what little money they can. A particularly hazardous income source is the collection and sorting of rubbish. Injuries and infections are common and the dangers are numerous: unstable landfills, collapsing piles of rubbish, cuts from sharp and dirty objects, broken glass, toxic chemicals, and even arrest (unauthorized rubbish-collecting is illegal). Most of these vulnerable children don’t have access to education and therefore, are unlikely to free themselves out of this vicious cycle.
Let’s turn challenges into chances. Education instead of rubbish collection.
Our goal is to give these most vulnerable children and young people perspectives and a chance to lead a life in dignity. We aim to accomplish this through the provision of comprehensive care and support in education, health care, nutrition, and the assistance of families. Currently, about 1500 children, adolescents, and their families benefit from our projects. Looking ahead, we want to expand our operations and team in order to enlarge our impact and turn more children’s challenging lives into lives full of opportunities.