Welcome to the American Friends of Prospect Burma (AFPB) web page. AFPB is the US registered arm of Prospect Burma.
Prospect Burma began life in 1989, following the pro-democracy uprising in Myanmar the previous year. Over 30 years, we have worked hard to help create a peaceful, democratic future for Myanmar. Though the scope of what we do has grown over time, our commitment to helping talented and dedicated young people from Myanmar to access vital skills and education remains. When we first started out, our work focused on supporting refugees who had been forced to flee the country. We began raising funds for books and classes in refugee schools, and we awarded one annual scholarship to an exiled Myanmar student to attend university. Since then we have grown exponentially, focusing on the provision of higher-education to Myanmar students. To date we have awarded over 1,300 scholarships to Myanmar students studying around the world.
Support Prospect Burma and help make a difference to the future of the country. All donations are fully-tax deductible as permitted by law. American Friends of Prospect Burma is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in the State of Illinois.