Heal Kids Foundation

The Zabu Oke Orphanage and Boarding School

Following a successful running of the Zabu Oke Orphanage and Boarding School in Yangon, Burma, which is run by Buddhist nuns, we are hoping to extend and improve the current accommodation facilities and extend the school to provide education opportunities for a further 200 children.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124575)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£100,320

Donations

13

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

Location

Situation

Zabu Oke is set in a rural area 10 miles from Yangon, Burma. It currently houses 200 girls and provides education for 600 local children. 40% of the girls are orphans, 60% of the children are from single parent/poor families or families in remote areas with no access to schools. We currently pay wages for 10 teachers. The school needs an extension to provide more room for more high school students, and larger improved residential facilities. Land has already been donated for the project.

Solution

Our project will enable 100 more children to live there, including boys. Some of the students who currently live at our Starfish Centre for Disabled Children could benefit from being integrated into a mainstream school. An extension of 5 more classrooms would enable us to accept another 200 students. We would also like to be able to fund further education for students when they finish school. We would take on six extra staff to support the extension, providing more jobs for the community.