- Less than 5 percent of the country is covered by legal child protection services
- More than 17,000 children live in registered orphanages
GHR funded Religions for Peace Myanmar and its member organizations to strengthen inter-religious collaboration and improve social cohesion between communities through child protection work.
The project is focused on:
- Strengthening community-based child protection systems
- Improving direct services for vulnerable children
- Advancing community connections through inter-religious cooperation
The project has reached 26,800 people through training and outreach. To date, the project has seen the following results:
- 4,100 community members and students received training on child protection issues
- A community support group formed to investigate child protection issues, organize fundraising and take action on child abuse
- 15 trainings held to improve the health standard of children, with about 500 future mothers, young mothers and caregivers trained to prevent disease and strengthen families
- More than 120 vulnerable children received monthly education and nutritional support in the Ayeyarwaddy Region, with school attendance increasing 20 percent
By coordinating inter-religious action, we can maximize impact and collaborate to protect vulnerable children. To learn more about scaling up this or other inter-religious efforts, contact us.