Orange Centre

About the orange centre: The orange centre is based in an area that suffers from huge unemployment.  Many of the children are out of school. The water here is badly contaminated.  The centre installed a huge water filter that cleans the water by reverse osmosis and now supplies 3 community centres and the surrounding people,…

Green Centre

About the green centre:  The green centre is located in a migrant area where people come hoping to find work in the industrial zone.  There are huge problems with alcohol and drug abuse and human trafficking. The centre provides an education programme for  children who are out of school.  After school education helps children through…

Pink Centre

About the pink centre: The pink centre is located in a migrant area where people come hoping to find work in the industrial zone.  There are huge problems with alcohol and drug abuse and human trafficking. The centre provides computer training to improve the chances of work with a decent salary.  After school education helps…

Dark Blue Centre

About the dark blue centre: The dark blue centre is situated in the industrial zone where many migrant workers come to find work.  There are few prospects here for those who have little education of experience.  As a consequence, many people are out of work leading to a high crime rate and violence. The dark…

Pale Blue Centre

About the pale blue centre: The pale blue centre is based in the industrial zone where there is a large migrant population who come to the area looking for work.  The community is very transient and unstable. The area has big problems with gangs and human trafficking. Sewing training and women’s groups are helping to…

Purple Centre

About the purple centre:  The purple centre is located in an area where there are huge problems with alcohol and drug abuse and gambling. It also has a high percentage of one-parent families. The centre offers informal schooling and after school tuition, to give the children a better chance of staying in education and passing…

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…

Yellow Centre

About the yellow centre: The yellow centre is based in an area which has a lot of problems.  It’s a very impoverished area that has a lot of issues with sexual assault, gambling and addiction.  Many of the children are out of school and there is little opportunity for work and so the people in…

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,…