Change in the community
Myanmar is lacking the skilled, educated workforce it so badly needs to repair its damaged infrastructure, and support the peaceful rebuilding of the country. After graduation, it can be very overwhelming for returning students to know how to put their skills and enthusiasm to best use, and make their visions for changing Myanmar a reality.
A very high percentage of our change makers go back to Myanmar in the years after their graduation; since 2011 over 75% of our alumni have returned to Myanmar within a year of graduating. Those that don’t return often go on to contribute to their country in other ways, and can be found working at INGOs or advising international policy. Upon their return, our Prospect Burma Myanmar Office introduces graduates to our network of change makers, helping them form vital contacts and find career opportunities. Our annual alumni conference offers an opportunity to meet and network with each other, as well as take part in workshops and sessions relating to issues which affect their communities. We carefully monitor their progress which helps inform our future planning, and enables us to offer them the support they need to make their ideas a reality. In a country so lacking in skilled and educated people, our change makers go on to become leaders in their communities, and over the years we are proud to have witnessed incredible achievements.