Myanmar

Why World Vision is in Myanmar


Like the rest of the world, Myanmar was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and widespread business closures and lockdowns caused many families to lose their jobs. Schools were closed, and millions of students risked falling behind. World Vision is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of children during the political and social unrest occurring in 2021. The violence which they face is unacceptable. World Vision is present in the communities we serve, and will continue to stand with children to ensure that they receive the best possible level of support. In 2020, despite the pandemic’s challenges, strong partnerships allowed World Vision to reach vulnerable people through food and cash distributions while following government guidelines. During the school closures, 75,000 families received home learning kits to support kids’ educations, and 250 government schools were equipped with better clean water sources and sanitation facilities. More than half of the households in a livelihoods program graduated, meaning families’ stability and food security can increase as they diversify their incomes, children under 5 are better nourished, and families can save money to strengthen their future prospects.

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World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Myanmar

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • More children know about their rights and how to protect themselves. Through campaigns to end violence and abuse of children and trainings on child rights, children, parents, and community leaders learned how to identify and report cases of abuse or violence, and how to help other children who may be in danger.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • To help improve child nutrition, World Vision trained caregivers in good nutritional practices, including how to prepare healthy meals using local ingredients. Growth monitoring sessions also identified malnourished children so they could receive care and support to recover.
  • More child have access to safe drinking water after World Vision constructed new water sources and installed pipelines. Clean water is also more accessible to students after water purifiers were installed in their schools. Students no longer miss classes to collect drinking water.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • More children are accessing quality pre-school education. World Vision supported early child development centers that prepare young children for formal schooling by enhancing their social and motor skills. Some schools also provide free milk to encourage school attendance and ensure that children have the energy to participate while at school.
  • To make education accessible to more children in need, World Vision provided schools with desks and chairs, and built or remodeled at least 5 primary schools.

Prayer Requests from Myanmar

World Vision's staff in Myanmar are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For the people of Myanmar as they face one of the worst political crises in the country’s history, and for peace.

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  • For World Vision’s programs to be fully operational as soon as possible, so the most vulnerable children and families in the country can get the support they need.

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