Cornerstone Learning Center
The vast majority of the children in the slums of Yangon go to school for a few years, and end up dropping out around 10 or 11 years of age. This generally happens for one of two reasons. It is either because of how they are bullied and shamed by others because of their poverty, or because their parents have kept them from school to be trash scavengers.
One of our partners in Yangon, Benjamin, has a vision to provide these children education and as they grow into their teens to provide vocational training like motorbike repair, air conditioning repair, sewing, etc. In July, 2020, the Cornerstone Learning Center opened with tutoring services at only 10% of the normal cost for students from the slums who are attending public school. The vision is for this ultimately to hold regular classes for students. This is a significant opportunity to improve the life of these children and help lift them out of the cycle of poverty.