PfC IN MYANMAR 2012-2019
After decades of military dictatorship, Myanmar today struggles to attain stability and economic progress. For eight years PfC had activities in two regions: at Inle Lake in Shan province and in the city of Yangon. We had projects in education and training and offered support to businesses in the process of being set up, as well as investment. Our projects in Myanmar focused on environmental sustainability and tourism as growth industries.
Vocational training for youth
Partnership for Change has, in collaboration with local tourism authorities in the Inle region and Luxembourg Development (LuxDev), established a vocational school focusing on providing students with skills demanded in the local tourism and services sector.
Support to social café business
Partnership for Change has partnered with the social enterprise Yangon Bakehouse (YBH) in Yangon – Myanmar’s biggest city. The café and catering business runs a vocational training programme and jobs for marginalised women as their social component.
Education and jobs in tourism
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. PROJECT ENDED.