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Philip Barker

Philip Barker

I direct Heaven’s Family UK and work as a consultant for the work of the Orphan’s Tear Ministry in Myanmar (Burma), specifically with the Kinnected Programme, which we introduced with a partner organization in order to safely reintegrate children into families, strengthen communities, and scale down the support of orphanages as children return to their parents or find foster parents.

My wife and I first became aware of Heaven’s Family in 2007 when we became sponsors of children through Orphan’s Tear. After my first visit to Burma in 2008, I joined the board of Heaven’s Family UK and was also tasked with finding sponsors for a number of children in Burma.

In the years following, traveling to that country many times, I’ve focused on building solid relationships with both our partners on the ground and other international organizations. Now, the ministry of Orphan’s Tear is in a better position to serve the children, their families and communities in the years to come.