Who We Are
The history of the Trust goes back to a trip to Myanmar in 1998, which changed Sue and Sahin’s lives. Touched by the plight of a boy whose mother could not afford to feed him or send him to school, they decided to pay for his education along with two other children. Helped by many people there are now over 150 children being sponsored. A school was built to teach English, whereby the children arrive up to two hours early for classes as they are so keen to learn.
What We Do
- Sponsor poor children through the state education.
- Help establish a bond between school children in Myanmar and other countries for nurturing greater understanding of the world beyond local boundries.
- Provide healthcare for the children of Lintha Village. Children can die of some diseases which can be easily treated if they cannot affort to see a doctor.
- Provide English lessons free of charge.
- A library was set up by The Andrew Clark Trust in February 2005, which has over 2500 books. The library is open 6 days a week and has a full-time librarian, and approximately 200 books per week are borrowed.
The Trust believes that every child should have the opportunity to go to school, and have the right to fulfil his potential, thus enabling him as an adult to break the cycle of poverty.
Our aim is:
- To teach English, to all the community, both children and adults, enabling them to get jobs in tourism. English is also necessary should they want to train in medicine, science and IT as well as in many other fields.
- To give children the chance of basic education, and for our brightest ones, the chance of further education. To provide children with access to medical healthcare, and if funds allow, offer this to adults.