Since 1989 Prospect Burma has invested in the future of Myanmar through education. The impact of our education programmes starts with our students and has far-reaching consequences, not just throughout the country but globally. Equipped with vital skills and expertise, our alumni go on to achieve incredible things, and to facilitate the transformation of Myanmar through the application of their skills in the country. Take a look below to see the ways our students and graduates are making an incredible impact within Myanmar and beyond.

The Prospect Burma multiplier effect

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Education is one of the most powerful ways to reduce poverty and improve health

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If a country’s population is educated an average of one extra year, its annual per capita GDP growth gets a 25% boost, from 2% to 2.5%

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For every year an individual spends in education, their potential earnings go up by 10%

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A baby born to a mother who has received an education is 50% more likely to survive past its 5th birthday

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A woman’s earning potential will be up to 20% higher for every year of schooling she completes.

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It starts with an individual, and ends with community

Since our foundation in 1989 we have supported the education of over 1,300 Myanmar students and enabled them to qualify as nurses, public health workers, teachers, journalists, engineers, human rights specialists, lawyers, and much more. We support English language courses inside Myanmar to enable more students to gain admission to higher education courses abroad.

Some of our alumni have gone on to work for non-government health and education organisations inside Myanmar and with refugees on the borders, as well as for campaigning organisations for human rights, freedom of speech and democracy in Myanmar. Others have gone on to higher research and teaching positions, or are adding professional experience to their qualifications until they are able to return to Myanmar.

“We have one thing set in our hearts: our country will need us dearly one day, and the future of Burma is in our hands. Prospect Burma plays a vital role in making our dreams come true and building our future democratic Burma.” A Prospect Burma change maker

Success stories

Figures from:

https://www.buildon.org/2014/09/infographic-the-global-education-crisis/
http://blogs.worldbank.org/education/education-is-fundamental-to-development-and-growth