The orphans

 

Orphans in Burma

Sometimes the parents of these children are killed, or they are unable to support all of the members of their family.  Humanitarian organizations and NGO’s, working in parallel to the project undertaken by Aid to Orphans of Burma, give micro-credits or donations to these families.  But often the orphans have nowhere to go.

 

An orphan's life before arriving at the center

The orphan lives on the streets.  He must work to survive.  Noticed by the villagers, he is taken to a pastor who temporarily cares for him.  With the help of the villagers, the pastor investigates the child’s past.  If the orphan has nowhere to go, he is sent to a center capable of taking care of him.  When we are contacted, we organize a meeting with the child.  During these encounters he becomes familiar with the people in charge of the center, and then he is brought to the center to meet the other orphans.

 

An orphan's life at the center

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The child is welcomed into the family of Aid for Orphans of Burma, where he lives in security, in a healthy and nurturing environment.  The center educates the orphan in domains which are indispensable to his well-being and self-awareness:

Nature (vegetable garden, orchard, farm animals)
Spirituality (self-awareness and awarness of others)
Sports (badminton, cycling, soccer)
Art (singing, guitar, drawing)

Beyond these fundamentals, our program introduces the child to the world outside the center:

Technology (still and video cameras, computers)
Language (English, French)
Culture (reading, cultural exchange with sponsors)
Education (school enrollment, apprenticeships

The child discovers the fullness of the world and realizes that the future offers him far-reaching possibilities.

 

An orphan's life after leaving the center

The orphan has grown up having acquired a solid foundation, enabling him to find his place in society.  He becomes independent.

 

Photographs of the orphans

 

Videos : the orphans in real time