Street children reunited with their families

05 December 2019
Street children reunited with their families
Traditional puppet show at a Fundraising Event for street children programme held in Yangon on 4 December. Photo: MNA

More than 700 out of 2,000 street children in Myanmar have been reunited with their families and will get rehabilitation support, state media reported quoting aid agencies.

Out of 2,000 street children, 734 have been returned to their families, with 136 children completing vocational training courses and 66 establishing their own small businesses, according to World Vision.

To support street children in Myanmar, a fund-raising event was held on 4 December at the Kafe in Town on Pansodan Road, Yangon. The event was jointly held by World Vision and TODAY Ogilvy.

World Vision has been offering child support services in 12 regions since 1997. The organization is also arranging family reunions, implementing a vocational training programme, supplying food to street children, and providing them temporary shelters to attend training courses in Yangon and Mandalay regions.