Our amazing team left on Saturday 8th June for a two day visit to a Monastery in Pin Oo Lwin, a two hour drive from Mandalay, Myanmar. The Monastery is home for 1,115 boys aged 3-18 years, most of which are orphans. With help from Starfish Volunteers and thanks to the fantastic support we have from you we were able to treat many of the children from serious skin infections, open sores, burns, worms and diarrhoea from poor hygiene and dirty drinking water.

Our Medical and Assessment Team at Don Muang Airport, Bangkok.

Our Medical and Assessment Team at Don Muang Airport, Bangkok.

There is a huge opportunity to give health promotion advice and worked closely with the four local nurses discussing ways to improve the health of the children. We provided toothbrushes, clothes and clippers that had been donated to the children. We carried out a full assessment of the Monastery looking at the water system, sleeping conditions, cooking area and the general surrounding area’s safety.

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We gathered a huge amount of information in just two days on the health of the children and the conditions of the Monastery. We will now develop projects that can be offered to support the children for a brighter future.

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Thank you to everyone who donated money, time, toothbrushes, clippers, clothes and shoes to this project. It was greatly appreciated.