June 1994 – First PB scholarship made

In 1994 Prospect Burma awarded its first higher education scholarship to Pwint Htun. With support from PB she undertook a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. Today, she is a leading communications specialist and was instrumental in revolutionising the mobile communications industry within Myanmar. Pwint (pictured, centre), told us

“I am so honoured to have been selected as the very first recipient of a Prospect Burma scholarship. After graduation I joined the wireless telecommunications industry, as I get so much personal satisfaction from being able to connect loved ones together. In conjunction with enabling mobile financial services, I advocate for benefits of community-based village savings and loan groups. Prospect Burma can be proud of the investment made in my education three decades ago.”

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