Church and charity to build children’s home in Burma

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 March 2015

Children at a Stand By Me home in Burma.

Children at a Stand By Me home in Burma.

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GENEROUS churchgoers in Nailsea are giving £24,000 to a charity in Burma to build a new children’s home.

Holy Trinity and Trendlewood Church are partnering with Stand By Me to help some of the world’s poorest children.

Rev Jolyon Trickey said: “Together we plan to build one of four new children’s homes in Shan State in Burma.

“We agreed to give away a 10th of everything we spent on our Trinity Project buildings. While our 21st century buildings serve the local community we will also be lifting children in Burma, a turbulent country under military rule, out of danger and poverty.

“Stand By Me was chosen because of its leadership and passionate commitment to rescuing and caring for some of the world’s poorest children.”

Stand By Me is looking to buy land and build a small village of four family homes.

Holy Trinity will finance the building of the first one later this year.

Ahmad Ajoubi, the charity’s operations director, who recently visited Nailsea, said: “Through our children’s homes, schools and care centres, we aim to meet the individual needs of children who are orphaned, abandoned, abused, are victims of war or disease or are living in extreme poverty.

“We improve children’s lives, caring for them as Jesus would - restoring their dignity and giving them a sense of self-worth.

“We strengthen existing families if possible, and if not, we place orphaned or unprotected children in family-style homes, such as the ones proposed in Shan State.”

Rev Trickey added: “We want 
to involve as many as possible in sponsoring individual children and plan to visit the area in 2016. We 
are very excited by this new partnership and will provide other funding over the next three years.” For 
more details go to www.htnailsea. org.uk


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