Helping The Burmese Delta

Helping The Burmese Delta

Charity information

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.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    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.

  • Aims

    Helping The Burmese Delta aims to:

    • To improve the life chances of poor Burmese children by building and equipping primary schools, and by helping the brightest with scholarships in order to progress through middle and higher education
    • 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 running mobile clinics.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1124774

    Board members: 5

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 02087471253

    Address: 7 Harvard Road W4 4EA

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