After an exploring visit in December 2013 the EDA Foundation started to support an small local school in a suburb of Yangon Myanmar. A pre-school of the family Edwards. One of the problems in Myanmar is a school dropout of children on basic school of more than 60%. EDA supports this pre-school in expenses for books and materials.
During the year 2014 new ideas came up to push education in Myanmar, also sponsors adressed part of their funds to support education of children in this country.
So in last quarter of 2014 contact was made with Aid Myanmar, they support several projects in the area. See website www.aidmyanmar.com and the aid myanmar facebook pages.
In 2015 two projects in Yangon Myanmar were added to the EDA project portfolio.
Both are supported by AidMyanmar foundation, run by Stephen & Marian Fortner (Can).
In Dala Township (Yangon) the project of Joshua and Ruth.
It is called : Hope Centre for Child Development
The second project is in North Dagon(Yangon) by David and Didim.
It is called: New Life Orphan Home
In 2019 the project "Water & School" has been started. By buidling waterpumps and drains to the centre of villaghesin rural areas, now there is water available. Before children had to carry everyday jerrycans woth water to the their familyhouses. In fact in 4 villalges this has been done. On top of that EDA is supporting two local schools in the same area with school materials.
After the kickoff in 2011 of the school in Can Tho Vietnam, there was a setup of two classes with streetchildren in January 2012. The children were adopted from the streets of Can Tho by nuns of the catholic church. They take care of children of poor neighbourhoods, who do not join basic school due to home circumstances. The nuns look after them 5 mornings per week and also give them a meal. In our class extra education for approx 20 of these children plus a meal is provided for a part of the week. Education to give chances and on top of that to be sure they have at least these days basic a good and healthy food.
The EDA-foundation has also decided to support the education part of care provided by the nunns. About 60 children profit from it.