Families Together 2011 Kick-Off campaign
Children are still being sent away from their families in Myanmar so that they can go to school in the cities. New children homes are started in Mandalay and Yangon. Local pastors don’t know what to do with all these children. The natural response is to start a children home and start looking for a foreign supporter. Families Together believes differently. We believe the children should stay where they can learn the best – with their families. But for that to happen, there must be an education opportunity for the children in their villages.
This year we are hoping to start more schools in the rural areas of Chin State. The villages are ready; but they need help to be able to give salaries to the teachers and give school materials to the children. Our area consists of 11 villages. This year we want to start 3 pre-schools and 1 primary school. The total number will then be 11 pre-schools and 4 primary schools.
To do this we need more supporters. That’s why we have started the Families Together 2011 Kick-Off campaign. We want to raise 16 000 US dollars by the end of May 2011. The schools start June 1st.
The progress bar on the right side bar shows how far we have come.