Remnant Dance Film Premiere
Our kids wil be staring in a dance film that seeks to tell their stories.
Attend the premiere in Yangon or look out for it on our site.
Read more here.
Who is MyKids?
Our vision is to reduce poverty by growing children into healthy skilled adults who will be equipped to impact their community and nation.
MyKids Australia is a registered charity working in partnership with Global Development Group.
See some of the great things we have been doing by checking out our News and Updates page.
Sponsoring one of our children is the best way to help our kids succeed at school and prepare them for a future free from poverty.
For just $40 per month you can sponsor one child*.
Amazingly, this amount fully covers the basic costs of their public school education, provides essential additional tuition and ensures the kids have healthy food and access to medical care when it is required.
MyKids has been delivering wonderful health outcomes through our partnerships with Australian nutritional companies like One Health Organisation.
We have delivered over $500,000 of nutritioanl supplies, produced a Burmese language first aid and nutrition booklet and presented health and nutrition seminars throughout Yangon to hundreds of people in village communities.
We want the very best for impoverished children. In most cases that means enabling families to stay together.
This is not a simple task due to many poverty related factors. But through our national network in Myanmar, we are working to see more and more children get all they need to escape poverty while continuing to live with their own families.
Each year we take a group of people to Myanmar to visit the children and other projects we are supporting.
Some highlights of the trip include:
Myanmar is the largest country in Southeast Asia and borders Bangladesh, China, India, Laos and Thailand.
With an estimated 32% of the population living below the poverty line, Myanmar is also the poorest country in Souteast Asia. The population is currently estimated to be about 54 million.
Summer in Myanmar is a monsoon season characterised by cloudy, rainy, hot, humid weather. Winter runs from December to April.
On this trip we took the kids to their country's capital city, Nay Pyi Taw. None of the kids had been there before so it was a great opportunity for them to see the government buildings (albeit from a far) and visit the national zoo and the Fountain Water Park.
Below is a short video of some of what we got up to.
The online article is about what Remnant Dance are currently doing in Myanmar with the children at AYDC.
"Remnant Dance embraces sensory connections in dance and painting through collaboration with visual artist Amanda Humphries to produce The Glass Palace, an Art Exhibition at the Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery showing March 25-31. The exhibit’s official opening night is Friday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The project will involve creatively engaging with the stories of orphaned children living at the AYDC and will result in the production of a short contemporary dance film about how we connect with each other on different fronts.
The film premieres in Yangon on Friday the 18th of April at the Sein Lan Soe Pyay.
We are hoping that the changes will mean that we can spend more time with the kids and better results for those who go to take part in AYDC maintenance projects.
On the last MyTrip the children were doing longer hours at school and getting home by 3.30pm too tired and too late for us to enjoy their company for long. I think we can all agree that the longer school hours are probably good for the long term betterment of the lives of the children so we weren’t complaining, but we did decide we needed to find a better way to visit the kids.