How does SANNI Foundation help in Myanmar?
In Myanmar, SANNI Foundation cooperates with Medical Action Myanmar (MAM), a NGO established by the Dutch doctor Frank Smithius and his Burmese wife Dr. Ni Ni Tun. Local focus is centred in Hlaingthayar (north of Yangon) which is one of the largest and poorest slums in Myanmar: a population of almost one million have only limited access to clean water, electricity, health care and stable employment.
SANNI focuses on two areas:
1. Child Care
SANNI established a child sponsorship programme; SANNI organises and make sure that every child a part of this program gets regular food packages, clothes, general medication, school fees etc. but also affection, protection and care. For those, who have already lost their families, SANNI Foundation built an orphanage called the “Motherhouse”, in the middle of the impoverished slum area in 2016. Currently, Motherhouse gives a safe and loving home to 8 orphans.
All childcare programmes should provide impoverished children with education, household, health and nutritional support so that the children can grow up healthy, educated and become independent.
Part of our childcare activities is a yearly field trip for a day of fun and learning. If you are interested in our last trip, where over 200 SANNI sponsored kids went to the National Races Park, please read the detailed report.
2. Medical Treatment
We built the Lotus Clinic to provide free health care services for one of the poorest and largest slums in Myanmar. With an average of 152 consultations a day, this clinic is vital to provide life-saving health care ranging from HIV and tuberculosis treatment, to malnutrition and family planning.