The Aid Myanmar Society started as a personal vision for founder Stephen Fortner in the Summer of 2012. Earlier that year, Stephen and his wife, Marian, had visited Myanmar and discovered a small orphanage in the Dalla Township, across the river from Yangon, Myanmar. This orphanage housed 18 children and was administered by Thang Khup and his wife Ruth. As of 2015 there are 27 residents at the Hope Centre for Child Development.
Stephen and Marian returned the following year bearing water purification kits and decided to make a commitment to support the Hope Centre for Child Development by creating this B.C. registered non-profit society. Aid Myanmar’s goals are food, water, housing, security, education and health for these children. Ultimately, Aid Myanmar will develop a social enterprise for the local orphanage to become self-sufficient.
As of 2015, Aid Myanmar also supports the New Life Orphan Home in North Dagon, home to 25 children and administered by Pastors David and Didim Zo.
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