Prospect Burma opens in Burma
The Summer of 2016 is an exciting time for Prospect Burma, as we are opening our first office in Rangoon. Long term supporters of PB and of Burma will know what an incredible achievement this is, and that as little as 6 years ago this would have felt like an impossibility. We have recruited a Country manager, Hnin Nwe Nwe Aung (pictured) who will take the lead on setting up the office, with support from the UK. The new office will allow us to offer support and expertise on the ground like never before. In particular it will allow us to reach students in rural areas and a greater diversity of ethnic backgrounds. Additionally, as we see more and more of our alumni returning to the country we will be able to help them to develop their networks and support them in seeking internships and jobs. Our main focus will be to ensure all Burmese people have the opportunity to access higher education, regardless of location or circumstance.
Hnin Nwe Nwe Aung was previously working as Communications Coordinator for the Centre for Economic and Social Development where she was involved in planning and implementing internal and external communications strategies. Hnin holds a Master’s degree in International Peace Studies from the International University of Japan, and another in International Relations from the University of Rangoon. We are delighted to have Hnin on board. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long-term administrative partner Thabyay who have supported us with our scholarships programme for many years.