Red Centre

About the Red Centre: The red centre is situated next to a graveyard where nobody wants to live because of their belief in the spirits. It is an extremely poor area, with no access to water and no chance of employment. The area is home to over 100 families whom the community centre serves, daily. Many…

Empowering Women

Women’s empowerment is the process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do, and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied. In Myanmar, men are seen as the heirs to property, the rightful recipients of good education, the decision makers, the business owners and the autonomous head…

Improving Access to Clean Water

In the West, it is hard to comprehend that the municipal water supply would not be safe to drink. In Yangon, the water supply is known to contain faecal coliforms and in some cases arsenic. This is the regular water supply to apartments and homes. There’s no water supply to bamboo houses. For these people,…

Addressing Social Taboos

Violence against women is something which is a global problem. In Myanmar, there is a high level of social acceptance of violence against women. Women are perpetually harassed and groped on public transport. Husbands feel it is acceptable to beat and rape their wives. [blockquote cite=”UNFPA Myanmar statement.” type=”left”]We should not have to live in…

Empowering Communities

All our work and community centres are staffed by local Myanmar people. Empowering local people to teach in and lead the programmes brings about a sustainable future. The community centres are open, in most cases, six days a week. One morning a week, all of the local staff come together, from all of the community…

Enabling Small Businesses

Women in the slum areas of Yangon are primarily the family care givers. They endure a hardship that is significantly greater than that of their children and spouses. Many women who stay home to keep house endure social isolation. They are the meal makers, the budget stretchers, the nurses, the cleaners, the peace keepers ……