Helping The Burmese Delta
Helping The Burmese Delta
‘Helping The Burmese Delta’ is a registered charity which works to help very poor people in remote areas of the Irrawaddy Delta of Burma, by providing schools and primary health care.
Our basic philosophy is to 'go where others don't, do what others won't'. We work with some of the poorest people in Burma, in areas ignored by most aid agencies, and many hours by boat from the nearest town.
We focus on a limited number of tasks, develop and pilot an approach for each, refine it, then roll it out. For instance, we now have very robust approaches for various levels of village school that can be immediately implemented in further areas.
The founders' contributions cover all UK expenses: 100% of donations go straight to help the needy. Our team in Burma are all local volunteers. Our aim is to be the most efficient, effective charity possible.
One of our founders, May Tha-Hla, is bi-lingual and bi-cultural. She and our team build close relationships with the villagers and ensure their involvement and commitment to our projects. When we build schools, for instance, the village must provide land and labour.
We are a non-political, non-sectarian organisation: the villages where we work contain both Buddhists and Christians.
Helping The Burmese Delta aims to:
- To improve the life chances of poor Burmese children by building and equipping primary schools, and building and operating a High School. We also provide scholarships to the poorest students.
- To provide basic primary health care in villages with no access to medical help, by recruiting, training, and equipping villagers as Community Health Workers, and Traditional Birth Attendants.
- To improve livelihoods, by developing income-generating projects such as pig breeding, which can substantially increase family incomes.
Established: June 2008
Registered Charity Number: 1124774
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 3
Phone number: 02087471253
Address: 7 Harvard Road W4 4EAView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Building schoolteacher housing in rural MyanmarIt's tough to retain schoolteachers who are sent by the government to the remote villages ... More
Tackling plastic rubbish in rural MyanmarIn remote rural areas of Myanmar, plastics tend to simply get discarded, or worse still dr... More
Rebuilding schools in the Irrawaddy deltaCyclone Nargis in May 2008 destroyed over 80% of schools in the worst affected areas of th... More
Improving the livelihoods of landless villagersMany of the villagers in the Irrawaddy delta are landless labourers, who are paid daily an... More
Helping to lower infant death rates in MyanmarWe will train village Traditional Birth Attendants in modern midwifery practice, with aims... More
Clean water for rural Burmese villagersWe want to provide fresh drinking water for villagers (especially children) in remote area... More