Myeik Community, Myanmar

Myeik is a fishing community on the coast of Myanmar where men can spend months at sea and children often work to support their family. We have been partnering with them since 2005.

  • Population368,182
  • Villages30
We have partnered with the Myeik community for almost 15 years; and are now coming to the end of our partnership, having established sustainable programmes that are already having a long-term impact on the children of Myeik.

Healthcare has been a core focus of our work with the Myeik community, as we worked together to reduce health issues for the community. In 2018, two hospitals and six rural health centres in the community received essentials supplies to enable them to continue to deliver healthcare services. 

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

We’re working with the people of Myeik to build a community where children thrive.
As part of our work to reduce health issues in Myeik, we have provided clean water across the community and built toilets in both homes and schools. 

We have supported the construction of two early childhood education centres; trained staff to provide the best possible education and are working with parents to support their children to attend the centres.  

Our partnership with the Myeik community will conclude in 2019, now that the community has built their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, they are now equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
more children are learning at an early childhood centre than last year.
parents learnt how to prevent child-trafficking.
girls have received sewing and life-skills training.