Migrant workers from Myanmar’s villages travel to the cities, looking for work. With few job opportunities, many families live in squalid tenements near dumps where they can pick through garbage. Drugs and domestic violence are rampant. Decent education is expensive, so poor children spend their days on the streets. Many girls living in these slums have little schooling or skills, which leaves them at-risk of abuse and trafficking.
Through our work, teen girls from slums are equipped with education and vocational skills with a focus of understanding their value, strength and purpose. These girls become powerful and positive examples in their community, shining a light for this and future generations of boys and girls. Learn more.