Myanmar

A family reunited

StarKids has helped improve life for Myanmar’s most vulnerable children. Htet was one of up to 30,000 children living on the streets of Mandalay. But through a StarKids-supported project, World Vision helped his family reunite and build a better life. Htet’s father died when he…

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Road to recovery

Through the support of StarKids in Myanmar, Thiri no longer lives on the street. When Thiri was orphaned at age nine, her half-sister took her in. But that meant living next to the road near Mandalay’s central railway station. When the authorities cleared away their…

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Going for gold

A StarKids-supported drop-in centre helped Aung become a swimming champion A former street child who lost both arms in a tragic accident, 24-year-old Aung is living testament to perseverance through adversity. At the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, he won gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke…

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A Joyful Reunion

With support from StarKids, street children in Myanmar gain a second chance at life. Mandalay is Myanmar’s second largest city and home to thousands of street children struggling to survive without shelter and caring adults to protect them. A troubled family life led Ko Pyae*,…

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Tailoring a new life in Myanmar

When May was 11 years old, her daily ritual went something like this: attend school, come home and help cook dinner for her family, finish her homework, and then go out to collect empty bottles to sell to boost her family’s income. It’s not unusual…

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