Damadi Children Home | MYANMAR
In 2007, a young pastor and his wife, with a heart for the abandoned and orphans of the area, established this safe haven for the children to live and learn. They are doing all that they can, but they still struggle financially to meet the needs of all of the youngsters. Many of the children have been at the home since its inception and are now becoming young adults who will soon go to college or enter the workforce.
DCHM3 | Lalchhuanliani
Fifteen year old Lalchhuanliani is a good student and in Grade 11. She is a child of divorce and her father is an alcoholic. Lalchhuanliani’s mother remarried and settled in another village, so she does not often see her daughter. The young girl learned the art of sewing and has become quite skilled at needlework. Lalchhuanliani has a flair for the dramatic and would like to become an actress.
DCHM5 | Zohlimpuii
Zohlimpuii is a young lady with much potential. She is a bright student who is very serious about her education and her ambition is to become a teacher or engineer. Zohlimpuii is twelve years old and in Grade 8. Her father died last year in an accident, leaving her mother unable to feed or educate the four children in the family. Zohlimpuii was invited to live at Immanuel Children Home to give her hope for her future.
DCHM7 | Rochhuangzuali
No one knows the whereabouts of Ro's father, so her mother looks after the family as best she can by doing odd jobs and farming. Sixteen year old Rochhuangzuali is very bright and loves school. She is now in Grade 10 and desires to be an engineer someday so that she can help her family financially.
DCHM8 | Lalpianenga
This young man has a special talent - he plays the guitar! At 16, he is in Grade 11 and trying to study ahead so that he can graduate early and become a soldier. Lalpianenga comes from a very large family of six children, and he is the oldest. The family lives in extreme poverty and they have little to eat at home. Lalpianenga's father is an alcoholic who is a day laborer and his mother is a housewife.
DCHM9 | Lalawmpuii
Lalawmpuii aspires to be a singer. Although she is a girl with natural talents (singing, drawing), Lalawmpuii has low self-esteem and an inferiority complex. She is fourteen years old and in Grade98. Lalawmpuii's parents are divorced and both are alcoholic. She has a brother who also lives at Immanuel.
DCHM10 | Lalrinawma
Another songbird! Sixteen year old Lalrinawma lists singing as his hobby as well as his career choice after graduation. At the present time, he is a serious student who is in Grade 9. Lalrinawma has five other siblings. His mother is deceased and his father remarried. The family earns its living by farming and carpentry works.
DCHM12 | Lalenkawli
Lalenkawli's life has been one of turmoil. Her parents were divorced, and her mother later died of complications from typhoid and diabetes. Lalenkawli's father is HIV positive, and his health is failing. Still, he tries to make a living by collecting and selling firewood. Lalenkawli has been bounced from one relatives home to another and she has lived in a different children's home before coming to us at Immanuel. In spite of the circumstances of her life, this young girl is a very good student, with aspirations to become an engineer. Lalenkawli is fifteen years old and in Grade 9. Her favorite hobby is drawing.
DCHM13 | Vanlalhruaia
Fourteen year old Vanlalhruaia does well in school and loves his studies so much that he would some day like to be the headmaster at school! He is now in Grade 9, so he has a while until he can fulfill that dream! Vanlalhruaia is in good health and his favorite extracurricular activity is playing football (soccer). His father passed away of leukemia. His mother has remarried and does odd jobs, but cannot support the family. Vanlalhruaia and his three siblings live with their paternal grandmother.
DCHM14 | Hniang Dawi Thluai
This talented young lady has a song in her heart. Her passion is music and she hopes to make a career of singing. Hniang is part of a large family. She is the third of six children who live with their mother. The family lives in extreme poverty, as Hniang's father is deceased and her mother is the sole bread-winner, doing odd jobs to support the family. Hniang is fifteen years old and in Grade 9.
DCHM15 | Lalrinmawia
Lalrinmawia is a serious young man, twelve years old and in Grade 8. He is a good student who dreams of becoming a doctor. Lalrinmawia's parents are divorced and both are alcoholics. His only other sibling, a sister, also lives at Immanuel, as their father is an abusive man and their maternal uncle often threatened to kill the children. Lalrinmawia's grandmother maintains guardianship of the two youngsters. Although Lalrinmawia is usually very serious boy, he has one hobby that draws him out - football (soccer)!
DCHM16 | Vanlaldinthari
Both of Vanlaldinthari's parents are deceased, the result of alcoholism. Her mother was making and selling the substance and she passed away at the beginning of this year. Vanlaldinthari is 15 years old and in Grade 9. She is a bright girl who loves learning. Vanlaldinthari enjoys music and her ambition is to become a teacher. Her overall health is good, but she sometimes suffers from skin irritation. Vanlaldinthari has two additional siblings.
DCHM17 | Lalremruata
Lalremruata came to us from another home for children. His parents are divorced and live in different cities. Although his mother is Lalremruata's guardian, she has frequent backaches and is unable to work, so she does not have the means to support the young boy. Lalremruata himself has frequent fevers and headaches, which are monitored. His health does not stop him from playing his favorite sport - soccer! Twelveyear old Lalremruata is a very alert, bright student who is in Grade 7. He desires to be a soldier after graduation.
DCHM18 | Laltlanhlui (Myint Myat Pyae)
Like so many children at Immanuel Children Home, thirteen year old Myint Myat Pyae's parents are divorced due to drinking problems. Her father is an alcoholic and is now at a rehabilitation camp in India, but his health is deteriorating. Myint Myat Pyae's mother has remarried and is living in India with her new family. This little girl and her three siblings were living with an aunt, but her financial situation is such that she can no longer care for the children. The director of Immanuel shared that Myint Myat Pyae is a good child with much potential if she has a sponsor to love and support her. She is a good student who is in Grade 6.
DCHM20 | Lallawmbawla
Ten year old Lallawmbawla’s parents divorced when he was only two months old. His father and mother live in two different cities nearby. Lallawmbawla is cared for by his father who is a farmer, but he does not have the means to feed the boy. The child is very alert and is always has a smile on his face despite the circumstances of his life. He is in Grade 3 and has some difficulty in his studies. Lallawmbawla would like to become a doctor when he is grown, but first he needs to learn the Burmese language for school. Lallawmbawla loves to play soccer.
DCHM21 | Lalhlupuii
Lalhlupuii’s ambition is to become a teacher when she is older. She is a very bright girl who is very interested in her studies and has much potential. She also likes music. Lalhlupuii is ten years old and in Grade 6. Her father died two years ago from an accident. The girl has three siblings and her mother is unable to feed and educate them at the same time. Lalhlupuii is such a good girl, so the orphanage decided to take her in to give her hope for a future.
DCHM22 | Lalnunhmingthanga
Eight year old Lalnunhmingthanga loves to play soccer and he is in Grade 2. He is a smart boy, but he has some difficulty with the language, so teachers would like him to study in the second grade even though he should be at grade level three according to his age. This little guy hopes to be a scientist later in life. Lalnunhmingthanga’s parents divorced when he was young and they live in separate cities. He lives with his mother and grandparents who do not have the proper means to provide for him.
DCHM23 | Mary Vanlalmansangi
Mary is a lovely girl and very friendly. She likes singing and scripture recitation at church services. Her parents are hard-working people, but because of family poverty they had to leave her at the orphanage for a time to focus on their work. Mary is six years old and in Grade 2. She is a good girl who is interested in her studies and she enjoys reading.
DCHM24 | Lalbiakthuama
Lalbiakthuama is eleven years old and the younger brother of Vanlaldinthari. Their parents have passed away already and until recently the children were taken care of by grandparents, who were very poor. They felt that they could no longer take care of Lalbiakthuama anymore, as he is growing older and has many needs, so he was taken in by the orphanage to help with his future. Lalbiakthuama is good looking, bright, and well-behaved. He sometimes experiences liver pain, and he will soon be taken to the local clinic to determine how serious the problem is. Lalbiakthuama is in Grade 5 and he would like to be a soldier or a doctor when he is older.
DCHM25 | Glory Vanlalzarzovi
Glory is still very young (four years old) and she is excited to start nursery school this year. She is a very talkative child who loves to sing. Glory is a good little girl and she is very friendly to all who meet her.
DCHM26 | Lalruatfela
Lalruatfela’s mother passed away last year. She suffered from mental illness as a young domestic worker, but she found some relief later and married and bore Lalruatfela. Two years ago the illness returned and the mother died from complications of the disease. Lalruatfela’s father left the child with his grandparents, who both suffered from strokes. As they did not have the means to raise Lalruatfela, the grandparents turned to the orphanage, as they did not know the father’s whereabouts. The little boy is a very active six year old who loves to play. He is in Grade 2.
DCHM27 | Rebecca Vanlalrawngbawli
Rebecca came from a divorced home situation. Her father has remarried and now has six children besides Rebecca. Her mother, likewise, has remarried and she has two more children. Rebecca was cared for by her grandmother, but when the aged lady could no longer assume the role of caregiver for the girl she was taken to Damadi Home. She has only been at the orphanage since March. Fourteen year old Rebecca is in Grade 8, and she is a very bright, active girl who likes to sing.
DCHM28 | Gabriel Lai Kunga
Gabriel is a playful ten year old and in Grade 4. His health is good. Gabriel’s father passed away last year. His mother is still alive and works making traditional clothing, but she cannot care for the boy so he is staying with his grandmother. Gabriel comes to the orphanage daily to go to school and he has been at Damadi since March.
DCHM29 | David Lalnunzir
Like many other children at Damadi, David’s father passed away when he was young. His mother remarried and has other children as well as David, so the boy lived with his grandfather until he could no longer take care of him. David has been living at Damadi Home since March. He is nine years old and in Grade 4.
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