“I wish I had received these lessons earlier because I think I would have been able to avoid miscarriages and keep my children alive,” Daw Cho says. “I will surely join any courses provided by The Charis Project in my community. This knowledge is a life-changing opportunity for people like us.”
Because she believed that only she could do things right, she was exhausting herself doing everything for her family. Her children weren't learning how to do things for themselves, and her husband had given up on making decisions because she always told him he was wrong.
Htun Htun Aye, 35, used to be a typical Burmese style father. "I thought my children had to be afraid of me, or they would never listen to me or respect me. I love my children, but I kept it inside. I never let my love show to them, ever."
"I've been so busy making sure we have food to eat, I never took time to build a bond with my son. I didn't know it was important. My children think I don't care about them. They only see that I'm too busy to spend time with them."