An Opening Ceremony in Khonmon Village in Pekhon Diocese
Embracing the vision “toward a better society where women, girls and children enjoy their rights in the fullness of life”, the Good Shepherd sisters from Loikaw community extended a new mission in Pekhon diocese in July, 2018.
The sisters began empowerment of children program in Konmon village. There are 107 families and total population is about 471in this village. Water and electricity are not available to people. During rainy season, water is saved in a tank for use during the year. Agriculture is the primary source of income. Nevertheless, many people end up being migrant workers in Thailand. The children are left with either father or mother or grandparents at home.
With the help of funding from government, a hall was built for their children in 2016. Due to lack of further support, the pre-school program was not implemented until the Good Shepherds discovered the need and negotiated with the villagers.
The opening of pre-school named “Little Flowers” was officiated by Bishop Peter Hla in the presence of the Township general administrator, U Tint Zaw and the parish priest Fr. Robert and the villagers on 7 September 2018.
At present, 36 children are enrolled for this school year 2018-19. Four teachers who have passion for children are working with children in the pre-schools.