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Dear Friends and Supporters,


We want to express our gratitude to each one of you who helped us with a donation during this year’s fund drive. The children in Myanmar and Sri Lanka need our help now more than ever, as both countries struggle with ever increasing economic and political problems.


Despite many obstacles, especially the political upheaval and the repeated bombing of villages in Chin State, our students completed the 2022/23 school year. The program in Chin State will be expanded for the 2023/24 school year. Due to the increase in poverty, 29 girls from a poor background will be added. Without our help these girls would not get an education beyond Grade 4.

In total 91 children (86 girls and 5 boys) will get a scholarship for the 2023/24 school year.
This is our 10th Anniversary providing scholarships in Myanmar. We started with 41 children in 2013/14. Without your strong support we could not have achieved this.


(Details about the two programs in Myanmar can be found in Section ‘Scholarships’, in the article ‘Scholarships Myanmar 2013/14 – 2023/24.)  


Sri Lanka
The positive is that the schools are operating normally. The negative is that the economic problems have resulted in one in six Sri Lankans being poor. Our coordinator sent an article titled “Nearly half of Sri Lanka’s children below 5 years in poverty and undernourished”. This title says it all. Upon request, we will be glad to provide the complete article. 
Needless to say, the Emergency Food Program at the Holy Angels Girls School of Hope (HAGS) will be continued.

Let us finish with a positive note:

For the second half of this year, a total of


325 students (302 girls and 23 boys)


will receive scholarship support. Exciting is that to date 207 students (182 in Sri Lanka and 25 in Myanmar) have graduated from High School, completing their education.

Again, this is only possible due to your donations and compassion for the children.

Thank you for helping us, so we can help them. 

Your Trustees of IFESCSF


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 Jun 2023 15:24