Most moms struggle with guilt.
It’s just part of the job. We all wonder if we’re doing the best we can for our kids.
For Burmese mothers on the Thai-Burma border, mom guilt is taken to a whole new level. They have to earn an income in order to provide food & shelter for their kids but most have no one to care for their children during the day. Most jobs require long hours and daycare doesn’t exist. Often toddlers and preschool children are left with siblings, which prevents the siblings from attending school, or they are left with unfit caregivers for lack of better options.
Sometimes even the most loving mothers believe that the only good option for their child is to give them to an orphanage for protection and care.
At Compasio, we believe there has to be another way.
Loving mothers shouldn’t be forced to separate from their children because of poverty. This pressing issue is why we are opening our new Early Childhood Development Center. This center will be a nurturing, safe, learning environment for preschool-aged children where they will be loved and cared for while their mothers earn income during the day.
Last week the new center was painted and the final prep work was completed on the property. Starting this week, we have an awesome group of teachers who will be fully trained on the curriculum and all program protocol. Children will start mid- to late-April.
If you want to partner with us in this new venture, we’d love to hear from you. Email us or donate here.