Myanmar is a country in the continent of Asia. Its full name is the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It is also sometimes called Burma. Myanmar is the largest country in South East Asia that is not an island. Myanmar is a mountainous country with forests, dense jungle, fertile farmland. About 70% of the country’s population lives in rural areas and almost 50% are farmers.
People from Myanmar are called Burman and speak Burmese. Most Burmese practice Buddhism, but there are also Muslims and Christians in Myanmar too. Most of the people in Myanmar live in poverty. Because of this poverty, some children in rural areas are unable to attend school. Thanks to the prayers and donations of supporters in England and Wales, Mission Together helps children in Myanmar go to school and have a brighter future.
Although there aren’t many Catholic children in Myanmar, there are still some Mission Together supporters. In the film below you can watch these children performing a special hymn about baptism and mission. If you look closely you can see the children act out parts of the Gospel.