Burma Myanmar: Education and Health
Ambassador Ministries in Burma Myanmar:
Embedded deep into the rural areas of Myanmar are thousands of young children exploited and kept uneducated. We at Ambassador Ministries will put a stop to as much as we can by coming along side some of the bravest people on the earth. We give them the tools and supplies to reach the children that live an almost imprisoned life. Twenty five miles inside of the West central Thailand border are two unseen schools started by a modern day Mother Theresa. Her name is Pa Lu Lu. For over 45 years Pa Lu Lu and her family have guarded Karen refugees and taken in orphaned Karen children in and around Myanmar, previously called Burma, and kept them protected by building safe houses for them to live in, providing them with food, clothes and medicine when possible.
Al Jazeera America Reports: Children have long been pillars of Myanmar’s economy, with many working as house cleaners, factory hands and shop assistants. But their role has come under increasing international scrutiny as the country opens up after five decades of military dictatorship.
“The issue itself is culturally accepted, because everywhere you go in this country, we see children working, in every sector,” said the founder and director of the Myanmar Mobile Education Project, which provides free informal education to 400 children working in tea shops.
Since Myanmar began major economic and political reforms in 2011, more and more children have moved from the country’s rural areas to cities, he said. “A lot of shops and restaurants opened up in the cities, and they need a cheap and reliable labor force,” he said. “And a lot more people … have more disposable income, so they demand more services, which also requires more labor.”
Recent statistics are hard to find. UNICEF’s latest data are from a 2006 study that found nearly 33 percent of children ages 7 to 16 surveyed had jobs. And the U.K. risk analysis firm Maplecroft ranks the country’s child labor problem as the seventh worst in the world, slightly better than in India and Liberia.
These old yet telling statistics show a horrible trend in child slavery inside Burma/Myanmar. Since the UNICEF’s latest report, in 2006, the situation has become more dire. Now with the corporations in most Western countries seeing the profits available using child labor in Burma/Myanmar, it will be hard to get the money monster back in it’s cage.
In addition to child slavery and human trafficking, there is another great need in Burma/Myanmar. In rural areas of Burma/Myanmar, one of the greatest needs it the education and health care of the young. The children have no teachers, because the teachers don’t receive enough to exist. This generational tragedy will kill the future of Burma/Myanmar and leave them crippled for many generations to come.
The medical needs and overall health care concerns of most of the Burma Myanmar population causes them to live in a state of fear. Most rural areas have no medical facilities or clinics at all and are totally dependent on outside support for even the basic medical supplies.
Myanmar needed a hero, someone that would put everything on the line for the sake of the children; that’s when Pa Lu Lu stepped up. She started building small schools, out of the site of traffic to help better educate the indigenous children.
Today Pa Lu Lu has two small schools, 310 students, sixteen teachers and a small medical clinic. Pa Lu Lu has a goal we can all be a part of, that is to keep the children and their families healthy and educated in order to prepare them to live and thrive in the midst of military and political uncertainties that surround them.
There is a saying that goes “Teach a child to read and you can teach them everything.” There is a constant need for more materials and a huge financial need for the teachers, nurses and their families. Your unfailing support will do more than you could ever know.
Our goal in supporting our schools in Burma/Myanmar with books, school supplies, salaries for the teachers and medical supplies is $1,200 per month. Never forget, We’re in this together. Supporting crucial causes worldwide.
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