About Myanmar

Child and Youth Services in Myanmar - Health Care and Chance for Education

The Myanmar Foundation was established in 2000. Since its establishment, the foundation has been able to realize a considerable number of projects in Myanmar. These include orphanages, school buildings, training centres and numerous health care facilities.

The aim of the Myanmar Foundation is to support in particular projects in the field of child and youth welfare and public health care through financial and material contributions. At least once a year Christina Stercken, former partner of the EAC and deputy chairperson of the foundation, visits Myanmar and personally supervises several projects. She is supported by project managers on site.

Today, the Myanmar Foundation still maintains several orphanages, a boarding school, education and training centres and facilities for HIV-infected children.

"Take the first step, and a path will open up."

Asian proverb

Project examples


The ACT Aye Chan Thar is the oldest and with about 100 boys the largest orphanage in Burma that is supported by the Myanmar Foundation. It is located northwest of Yangon on the way to Pye. The annual maintenance costs for food, clothing, school fees, accommodation and basic medical care for each child amount to approximately EUR 360, and these are largely covered by sponsorships. Other items such as extra tuition, transport to school, special projects (e.g. construction measures) are not included. These projects require approximately the same amount per year per child.

Scholarship programme

In 2011, a scholarship programme was launched to help children from the projects supported to finance their studies after leaving school. The students are generally supported for three years with EUR 720 per year. Since the introduction of the program, about 20 young people have been financed their studies.