Chauk Community, Myanmar

Many parents migrate from Chauk to search for regular employment and leave their children in the care of already struggling grandparents. We've been partnering with them since 2010.

  • Population20,096
  • Villages44
  • Temp38°C
We’re focusing our work in Chauk on increasing family income by setting up savings and loans groups for families to borrow from and invest in their business. As these investments return a higher income these parents are able to send their children to school, provide their nutritional needs and stay in Chauk rather than moving away. Child protection is a huge problem in Chauk, particularly child trafficking and child labour, and we are working to teach children and parents their rights and how to protect children from harm.

We’re working with the people of Chauk to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Chauk to build a community where children thrive. </br></br>
We’ve been partnering with the Chauk community for eight years now and are starting to tackle the harder problems such as changing mindsets about the right to education for girls or early marriage. We’re focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the people of Chauk. 

After these projects are complete we ensure all our work is sustainable, and that the community is set up to identify and respond to needs as they arise. We plan for our partnership to continue until 2023 when we will have delivered a multitude of skills and knowledge for the community to continue their own development.
early childcare centres are up and running.
of children know who to go to if they are worried about their safety.
people have joined savings and loans groups.
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