Meet Pau

Aged 12, Myanmar

Pau is the second youngest in his family of 5 children. Pau is well and strong. His father is a pastor and also a teacher. There are 12 people who live in their home because his parents look after orphans. They buy their food with the father's income and they rent a house, but this is paid for by the church. They have clothes and beds but it is impossible to pay for all the children to go to school. 

The Stand by Me Lois school offered the family free tuition for the children. Pau is well behaved. He loves his lessons. He does well in his subjects. He is weak in his writing but he has good listening skills. He is very good at football, which he loves. He also enjoys playing table tennis.

Where Pau 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

88% of your donation will be used to directly provide the best care possible for Pau. We'll use the remaining 12% to support the work of Stand by Me and find a sponsor for the next child.

What you receive

When you sponsor Pau 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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