After decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar today struggles to attain stability and economic progress. In Myanmar, PfC has activities in two regions: at Inle Lake in Shan province and in the city of Yangon. We have projects in education and training, run our own entrepreneurship programmes and offer support to businesses in the process of being set up, as well as investment. Our projects in Myanmar focus on environmental sustainability and tourism as growth industries.
Vocational training and skills development
PfC provides basic training in English, IT and business studies in order to improve the participants’ chances of getting a job. Among other things, we have developed dedicated programmes to help participants qualify for employment in the service and tourism sector.
Education and jobs in the tourist industry
Tourism in Myanmar is growing rapidly and has the potential to create financial prosperity across the entire country. PfC cooperates with local partners to increase the skills level locally, and to provide strategic and financial support to the tourist industry.
Environmental action at Inle Lake
Inle Lake is an area experiencing multiple pressures with an urgent need for change and to reverse the environmental damage that has been done. The lake is an important asset for local agriculture; in addition, it is key to Inle as a tourist destination. Measures to improve the environment in and around Inle Lake are decisive for continued, sustainable development in the area.