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Despite recent political progress and its rich natural resources, Myanmar remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and faces significant humanitarian and development challenges.

World Education has long worked with Burmese refugees on the border between Thailand and Myanmar.  Since 2010, we have worked in Myanmar, providing technical and financial assistance to local community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with vulnerable children. These CBOs assist children with disabilities, run orphanages for children abandoned due to poverty, imprisonment, or death, and support young children from poor families who are internally displaced or children from remote areas where there is no economic security or schools. World Education has also provided materials and capacity building support for a prosthetics workshop to assist in the rehabilitation of land-mine victims.

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View details: Victim Assistance and Disability Program in Kayah State

Victim Assistance and Disability Program in Kayah State

World Education is reducing the financial burden on persons with disabilities and their families with livelihoods development and opportunities for economic empowerment.

View details: Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE)

Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE)

The Training Rural Area Community Educators (TRACE) project improves access to and increases the quality of education for vulnerable children in southeast Myanmar by training teachers in Kayah, Kayin, and Shan states.

View details: Project for Local Empowerment (PLE)

Project for Local Empowerment (PLE)

World Education, working with the International Rescue Committee, is bringing educational opportunities to the children of Burmese refugees who have been living in refugee camps along the Thailand border for a decade or more.


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