Jan-23-2022 | Sustainability
New Southern Kamoo Rice Paddy
One of our Children’s Home (currently of 50 children) has been hit hard by the pandemic and the civil conflict in Myanmar. But we have an amazing opportunity to create better food security and sustainability for them by purchasing a 3.4 acre rice paddy!
Jan-23-2022 | Child Protection
New Children’s Home
Two of INfire’s church leaders in Myanmar know firsthand what it means to be at risk for child soldiering. They are actually both former child soldiers and graduates from INfire’s education programs. And they have built some amazing connections that will give the same opportunity to dozens of more children just like them.
Dec-13-2021 | Project-AK47
The First Footage of Child Soldiers I Ever Saw
Years ago, I gave my friend Sam a video camera and asked him to find us the darkest place we could serve. The footage he came back with broke me.
Oct-16-2017 | Project-AK47
The Snowflake Effect of Rescue
Impact. That is what changed Zeyar’s life and the lives he’s pouring into today.
Impact is like a snowflake that ever-so-gently floats down and lands on a snowy mountaintop. It has the potential to shift the weight of the mountain, no matter how seemingly small. Snowflake after snowflake, impact after impact, a final snowflake shifts all the snow underneath it. Soon an avalanche is created changing the face of the mountain itself; it's reformed by an impact that gained momentum and created a movement that affected everything in its path.
Feb-20-2015 | News
More Than 400 Child Soldiers Released From Myanmar Army in 2014
Over the past year, the Myanmar military has freed more that 400 child soldiers according to the United Nations. This entire transition ultimately began with a pact that was signed in 2012 involving the Tatmadaw army and the UN. Since the pact was signed, a total of 595 children have been released. This pact was the first in a series of steps to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
Nov-17-2010 | Project-AK47
Aung San Suu Kyi: “I’m not free until the people are free.”
“It’s no secret that those elections guaranteed the military junta continuous power. While Aung San Suu Kyi walked out of her house arrest, more than 2,200 were still sitting in Burma’s notorious prisons—imprisoned for their political views. While we sighed and let our shoulders down, feeling relieved that The Lady was free, tens of thousands of child soldiers carried weapons and burdens no child should have to carry. While we watched the news of a hero set free, hundreds of thousands were on the run—away from the brutal army.”