BENEFITING: ASIAN CHILDRENS MISSION
Thani Bauk is a village of about 400 people in Myanmar's (Burma's) southern delta. It was totally destroyed in Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Out of 90 children in the village, only 28 survived. Over time, the village has been rebuilt, but it is still an isolated fishing village with no electricity and no shops of any kind. A 59 year old woman named Pan Cho (which means Sweet Flower) teaches all the children, but they have no school building. We hope to provide funding to build a school which will also serve as an emergency shelter.
ACM wants to build a school similar to the building pictured (front and side pictures). In addition to the school, the building will also serve as a place for community meetings, a church and a disaster shelter. It is worth noting that should another major cyclone hit this village now, there is no safe place for people to seek shelter
The lady in the picture is Daw Pan Cho, who teaches through the week, and preaches on Sunday.
The video is from the village of Putaik Gyi, a four hour boat ride away from Thani Bauk. It is included because it shows the multi-purpose building, and its role in transforming the community. We believe that a very similar building will help build up Thani Bauk.