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.


  • Population26,725
  • Villages28
  • Temp22°C
We have partnered with the Chauk community for almost 10 years; and are starting to tackle the harder problems such as changing mindsets about the right to education for girls and early marriage. 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.

Family income is a core focus for our work with the Chauk community, as we work together to improve the livelihoods of children and families. Savings and loans groups for families to borrow from and invest in their business, returns a higher income. This allows parents to send their children to school, provide their nutritional needs and stay in Chauk rather than having to move away. 

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.
We have supported 24 community health committees, to raise funds for improving the health facility as well as make referrals of pregnant women and sick children to get the medical care they need on time. 

We have facilitated health education sessions on ante and post-natal care, new born care and the importance of vaccinations. 

We will continue our partnership with the Chauk community until 2023, continuing to build their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, ensuring they will be equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
savings groups have been formed and are active to increase resilience.
of children know who to go to if they are worried about their safety.
households now have access to water, providing safe water to families and livestock.