Prospect Burma response to the developing political situation in Myanmar

1st February 2021

Prospect Burma Executive Director Hannah Marcazzo said:

“The safety of beneficiaries in our education programmes, our staff in Yangon, and our friends, supporters and alumni in Myanmar is absolutely paramount to us. We are contacting as many as possible to offer whatever support we can give.

“We urge everyone connected with Prospect Burma to lead by example and to show respect and restraint as appropriate, in order to help the situation move forward positively.

“Prospect Burma has 32 years’ experience of working in Myanmar, including through periods of political uncertainty, conflict, natural disaster and disease. We remain steadfast in our belief that education is the most effective long-term contributor to the country’s positive development. We are a non-political charity, and we will continue to provide educational opportunities for people in Myanmar to the best of our ability.”

Our 2021-22 international scholarship programme is currently unaffected. The application period closed on 31 January, we will continue to assess applications as normal.

We continue to develop our 2021 Access to Learning programme (post-secondary education skills) roll-out. We will keep the programme under review and consult with our delivery partners on any adjustments that may be needed.

Our staff in Yangon have been working remotely for the past few months due to COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Please contact us via information@prospectburma.org if you have any questions in relation to our work.