Our Work in Myanmar
Myanmar is one of the poorest nations in South East Asia. Decades of civil war and unrest have contributed to Myanmar's current levels of poverty and lack of economic progress. Sadly, this situation is reflected in the number of orphans and abandoned children requiring a home with New Life.
Each child comes in with a sad and difficult life history. Some of the children were abandoned by their parents because they could not afford to feed them. Some lost their parents due to disease and premature death.
The latest orphans to have arrived were those who lost family and loved ones as a result of the devastating weather events and also from the result of ethnic war in the north of the country.
The children that come are absorbed into a loving Christian environment, and are provided with food, clothing, shelter, education (primary, secondary and tertiary) and love and care.
Obviously they all need to make many adjustments suddenly living within this enormous family in a confined space. Routines and schedules are necessary to make this place operate smoothly but they soon come to fit into this place that reflects the love of God so beautifully.
These children learn many social skills because they need to learn how to cook, clean,wash, sew and repair things from a very young age. They have a real desire to learn. At the same time children are taught about God and fully rely on God for everything they have. They love to sing and worship and participate in daily devotions and prayer.