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In Myanmar, Buddhist  monasteries have a long tradition in offering shelter and protection to the most vulnerable people. Hundreds of thousands of children do not have access to government schools because of poverty, long distances internal conflicts and

In Myanmar, Buddhist monasteries have a long tradition in offering shelter and protection to the most vulnerable people. Hundreds of thousands of children do not have access to government schools because of poverty, long distances internal conflicts and

Monastic school implement the same curriculum as  government schools but have more flexibility to include important subjects such as child rights and protection. Children who live in the school usually wear monk or nun robes and the ones living in their h

Monastic school implement the same curriculum as government schools but have more flexibility to include important subjects such as child rights and protection. Children who live in the school usually wear monk or nun robes and the ones living in their h

As child protection is a new area in Myanmar social policy, schools don’t have any child protection principles or standards. Also communities and families in rural and even urban areas often undermine child protection, safety and health standards. (Photo:

As child protection is a new area in Myanmar social policy, schools don’t have any child protection principles or standards. Also communities and families in rural and even urban areas often undermine child protection, safety and health standards. (Photo:


With EU support, People in Need (PIN) is helping monastic schools and communities manage community-based mechanisms for protection of children. Self-help is paramount as governmet doesn’t yet provide comprehensive child protection services. (Photo: Jana A

With EU support, People in Need (PIN) is helping monastic schools and communities manage community-based mechanisms for protection of children. Self-help is paramount as governmet doesn’t yet provide comprehensive child protection services. (Photo: Jana A

We also empower monastic schools to be part of a policy dialogue and facilitat necessary standards for them. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)

We also empower monastic schools to be part of a policy dialogue and facilitat necessary standards for them. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)

The beneficiaries of our child protection project are school principals, teachers, monks, children, parents but also local authorities. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)

The beneficiaries of our child protection project are school principals, teachers, monks, children, parents but also local authorities. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)


In group discussions, we talk about how children are currently protected, what are the problems in each community and school and how to best protect children. We then invite beneficiaries to participate in the protection of childern in their community. (P

In group discussions, we talk about how children are currently protected, what are the problems in each community and school and how to best protect children. We then invite beneficiaries to participate in the protection of childern in their community. (P

With this project we are contributing to a violence-free environment for children in schools, homes and communities by addressing abuse, neglect, sexual and labour exploitation, violence and other protection issues. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)

With this project we are contributing to a violence-free environment for children in schools, homes and communities by addressing abuse, neglect, sexual and labour exploitation, violence and other protection issues. (Photo: Jana Ašenbrennerová for PIN)

Together with monastic schools and communities we create community-based “safety nets” which means that  communities themselves will be able to manage protection cases through a mechanism for reporting, revealing and resolving child abuse cases. (Photo: J

Together with monastic schools and communities we create community-based “safety nets” which means that communities themselves will be able to manage protection cases through a mechanism for reporting, revealing and resolving child abuse cases. (Photo: J




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