Many children in mountainous regions of Myanmar, formerly the Asian nation of Burma, live in abject poverty. Often their families are itinerant farmers whose crops don’t yield sufficient food to feed themselves, never mind sell enough to make a sustainable income. And because the children need to help their families work the fields in remote villages, it is difficult for them to attend school.
My husband, Kenny, and I first learned of the plight of these kids from our good friend and faithful prayer warrior Father Timothy Shing Ling, who is a native of Myanmar. (Father Timothy is pictured below, left, with fellow priest Father John.)
We decided to join Father Timothy in his mission to build St. Paul’s Montessori Pre-school in Mindat through the Mindat Charity Association. The school will enable 50 to 60 children from poor farming families to be educated and housed in a safe and nurturing environment, discover and deepen their Christian faith, and contribute to the betterment of Myanmar and its people as they grow and choose a vocation.
How You Can Help
We recently raised the funds to break ground on the construction of St. Paul’s Montessori Pre-School, but more help is needed. Your tax-deductible contribution will directly impact the lives of up to 60 impoverished children — not only extending a message of love to them across the miles, but also giving them the tools they need to learn how to take care of themselves, their families and their communities in a sustainable way.
Donations of any amount are welcome. If you have questions about the project or would like to make a donation, please contact me.
Mindat Charity Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.