“Building Better Children’s Homes” – Gabion Wall Construction

Rainy season in Myanmar lasts for 5 to 6 months.  Light and heavy rains make conditions even more difficult for the poor.

Located at Tachileik, the border area of the Thai and Myanmar, is a children’s home named Dove. It shelters a lot of children in poverty. As it is built beside the river bank, the children’s quarter is often bombarded by the flooding water during the April to September rainy months. DOVE home is about to collapse.

Because of this, Sowers Action is gathering devoted volunteers to build a Gabion Wall for DOVE in March before the onset of the rainy season when the water level is still low, and protect the children from the flooding hazard.

Please act now. Building Build Better Children’s Homes.

Work Group Details

Date : 15-20 Mar 19 (Fri-Wed, 6 days)
Location : Tachileik, Myanmar
Quota : 40 Volunteers
Objective : Build a Gabion Wall to prevent flooding for DOVE children’s home before the rainy season.
Work Content : Finishing the embankment, by fixing and connecting the cages and filling cages with stones (labour work is required). Supporting tasks include refreshment and meal preparation, photography and video recording etc.
Accommodation : Quarters with basic facilities
Meals : 3 meals daily are provided. Simple lunch will be provided at the work site.
Fees* : $3980 (twin shared basis)
Application Deadline: 22 Feb 2019, first-come, first-served basis
Pre-trip briefing : All participants must attend to learn the work details and duty assignments
(date tbc)

^Participants must be aged over 18
*Fees include round trip airfare from Hong Kong to Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai to Tachileik transportation, local transportation and accommodation. Entry visa and personal expenditures are excluded. Fees will be on actual expenditure basis. Excess fees, if any, will be contributed towards the Gabion wall building work.

Dove children’s home with children

Flooding in Dove children’ home

Dove quarter is next to the river bank

Gabion Wall


Engineering Partner

Briefing of “Building Better Children’s Homes”

Date:26 Jan 2019 (Saturday)
Time : 2:30-4:00pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Sunbeam Plaza, 1155 Canton Road, Mongkok

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