Meet Do

Aged 11, Myanmar

Do is the eldest of three children. He lives with his parents, his grandfather, his elderly aunt and his two siblings. His father is a pastor and his mother is a teacher at the Stand by Me School. They have a big family to support but they want their children to receive a good education to give them opportunities in life. The local government schools do not offer a high standard of education and additional tutoring and expenses are needed to do well in those schools. For this reason Do attends the Stand by Me Lois School where he receives a life-changing education and all the care, love and attention he needs to thrive. Do is friendly and loving. He enjoys music and reading English stories. He is always reading books and he hopes to one day become an engineer. 

Where Do lives

In Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), families live in isolated villages, days away from the nearest town. Straw huts with bare bamboo walls are home to people who labour in the scorching sun day after day just to scrape by. While in recent years, western embargos have been lifted, people are still trapped in poverty with 29% of children suffering from stunting due to malnutrition. Although education for children is compulsory, hundreds of thousands of children do not have access to school and for those who do, the many obstacles they face result in 6 out of 10 children dropping out before the age of 14

Today we are providing loving care to orphaned children from persecuted minorities in our purpose built children’s villages. Our schools are prioritising education for at risk and children. Through identifying and raising up quality teachers we’re inspiring a new generation to rise above their circumstances and reach their potential. 

How your donation is used

92% of your donation will be used to directly provide the best care possible for Do . We’ll use the remaining 8% to support the work of Stand by Me and find a sponsor for the next child.

What you receive

When you sponsor Do you will receive a pack in the post with his story and photo. Every year you will receive an update about his/her progress, a new photo and at least one communication from him/her.

Real relationship

We know our kids love to receive your letters and write back so we encourage you to write as many letters as you like, along with photos and birthday gifts to develop a genuine relationship.

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