Saffron Aid is wanting to help 500 children in remote parts of Myanmar attend school and to graduate. Unfortunately, many children do not get to attend school due to family economic reasons. The need for children as young as 6 to work in the fields to help their parents is common. Worse, children are being sold as slaves to the sex industry in Thailand or as factory workers overseas. We help children attend school and families to generate extra income.
20% of children in Myanmar receive no education as they are obliged to find work in order to support the needs of their families. They are forced to work in mines, on construction sites, as domestic help or in the sex trade, These types of work impact the child's health, both physically and mentally. This project will help 500 children in remote regions attend school to receive an education as well as providing support for their families.
Saffron Aid provides qualified teachers to remote regional monastic and village schools to raise the standard of education. Children who can not attend school due to financial reasons are given mini scholarships' that will cover the cost of stationery and uniforms while parents are mentored in ways to generate extra income streams. The supply of vegetable seeds has helped many families generate extra income by being able to sell produce at the markets.
The project will help 500 children attend school and to graduate with an education that helps with future employment as well maintaining a village population of children and youth. Family units are maintained, and children allowed to have a childhood. Parents are generating extra income by starting micro businesses such as selling their produce at major town markets, with some acting as wholesalers of the village's organic produce to hotels in regional cities. The whole community benefits.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).