Shan State lies in the west of Burma. It is a land troubled by war, conflict, persecution, poverty and the trafficking of children. With civil war ongoing, many children have been left orphaned and abandoned with no means of support so we established homes to provide love, care and a family for needy children.
The Stand by Me family currently live in inadequate rented accommodation. The home has been full for quite some time so we have had to transfer needy children from Shan State to our children’s village in Yangon over 800 miles away. This is not ideal as their languages are not the same and it is difficult to adapt to local customs.
We want to give our children the best care we can and believe it is now time to build a children’s village in Shan State caring for approximately 30 children. New homes will improve facilities and the quality of care so that our kids can grow up healthily and with dignity.
Life for our children will be much easier and secure once they have a home of their own. Our children will be able to live among their friends, enjoying their own culture and language. It will bring significant changes to the everyday life of the children, giving them confidence, security and a greater sense of self worth. Please join with us to give the children of Shan State the home they deserve.