Public school in Myanmar is free but because of the costs associated with sending children to school, such as school supplies, uniforms, shoes, books, and additional special school fees, many parents cannot afford to send their children to school. Children are often forced to go to work to help support their families instead of getting an education.
The Shalom Children's Home was founded by followers of Jesus to provide a Christian haven for children who need help in order to pursue an education. Some of the children in the home have come there because their parents cannot afford to take care of their physical needs as well as send them to school. Some children have lost a parent or their parents have divorced and their new step-parent does not want to be financially responsible for them. These children come to the Shalom Children's Home to have an opportunity to pursue an education in a loving, caring atmosphere and have hope to break the cycle of poverty in their future. Living in the Children's Home ensures the children can attend school instead of being sent out to work and it also helps keep the children from becoming victims of child trafficking.
His Hands for Myanmar has established a sponsorship program through which you can sponsor an orphan or at-risk child in Myanmar to help pay their living expenses and to help them attend school. $25.00 per month will help pay for the living expenses of a Burmese child (Home Sponsorship) and another $25.00 per month will help pay for them to attend school (School Sponsorship). $25.00 per month will provide them with food, clothing, shelter and medical expenses and another $25.00 per month will provide them with a uniform, educational materials and additional school fees. The opportunity to attend school can be life-changing for these children!
Sponsors receive a photo and personal information about the child they are helping including information about how to correspond with their child, if they choose to do so. Sponsors can choose the age and/or gender of the child they would like to sponsor and may continue to sponsor the same child from year to year, as long as the child remains in the program. 100% of the sponsorship payment goes directly to Myanmar. None of it is used to cover the administrative expenses of this program here in the US. Please note - the sample information sheet at left has been censored for publication on this website.
Sponsoring a child in Myanmar is truly a blessing not only to the child, but to the sponsor as well. If you would like information about how you can sponsor a Burmese child, please contact us. If you would like to view some of the children that are available to be sponsored, please visit our Children In Need page.
Won't you reach out and help? - Sponsor a child in Myanmar today! Please contact us.