Myanmar, Taikkyi ADP

Myanmar, Taikkyi ADP

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Impact Area Population: 30,000 people
Programme Lifespan: 2017 – 2032
Children Available for Sponsorship
(as of Jun 2018):

World Vision has been involved in Taikkyi since 2017, starting with the assessment and design phase. The most vulnerable groups in the community are identified to be poor families, orphans and children with illnesses.

Taikkyi is located near the sea and has a tropical monsoon climate. Flash floods and landslides are common, wiping out paddy fields and killing livestock. Some children travel to school by boat each day and flood waters remain up to two months. The community lacks disaster preparedness skills, and are hard hit whenever diasters arise.

Because of prevalent economic poverty, some children also work as child labourers in order to help support their family. Families struggle to afford education, and quality of education in the community is low. In addition, 1 in 20 children are malnourished, and there is also inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation systems. Children are especially vulnerable to diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. 

Key Challenges: 
1. Children and families are vulnerable to disasters like flash floods and landslides
2. Children suffer from malnutrition, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections
3. Parents are unable to earn enough money for their family's basic needs
4. Families cannot afford education, and schools are in poor condition
5. Some children resort to child labour to earn an income, doing brick making, rice milling, farming or working in garment factories
Programme Goal: 

The overall goal of Taikkyi ADP is to contribute to child well-being and work effectively with local leaders and partners so that one day, the community can be self-sufficient and children can have hope for the future.