Gift cards of a donation for essential education equipment

Young people in Myanmar face the triple threat of political conflict, armed civil war and COVID-19 with little access to vaccines. In response, determined individuals are studying hard to gain skills to help their communities cope and rebuild. But they need your help with essential education materials to enable them to learn.

Send someone the gift of a donation to charity, instead of a present. Purchase here and we’ll send you a gift card to send on to your recipient, which includes an explanation of the donation and a space for you to add your own message.

£10

…could buy a week’s mobile data
to enable a young person to study
safely from home

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£15

…could buy a battery pack to enable a young person to study from home for a week

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£20

…could buy a COVID-19 antigen test to allow a young person to travel to a safe foreign university

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£25

…could pay towards a laptop for subjects which can’t be studied on a mobile (e.g. Computer Studies)

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Gift card donations are used in our education programme funding which covers a range of costs including essential IT equipment, books, visas, tuition fees and living allowance.

Greeting cards

Blank greeting cards – featuring traditional Myanmar fabric patterns. Each pack contains 6 cards (3 of 2 designs) £6

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Handmade items in traditional Burmese fabrics

Phaung Daw Oo Integrated Monastic Education School

Prospect Burma has for sale handmade bags from the PDO Monastery School which are made from traditional fabrics, and two different sizes.

Phaung Daw Oo (PDO) Integrated Monastic Education School was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing free, quality education to children who otherwise would not be able to afford school. The school was built on the Burmese monastic tradition of providing young persons with literacy skills and a moral foundation to equip them to contribute to the betterment of society. PDO’s educational programmes range from kindergarten through high school.

Small zip-up bag
Small zip-up bag

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Large purple bag (30cm x 20cm, suitable for most tablet devices)
Large purple bag (30cm x 20cm, suitable for most tablet devices)

Sone-tu, Traditional Chin Backstrap Weaving

May Ni Ni Aung – Prospect Burma Alumni

Prospect Burma has for sale the three Sone-tu hand-woven Chin backstraps below, which are very high quality, have intricate designs and delightful colour combinations.

The Sonetu organization that May Ni Ni Aung founded works directly with different Chin ethnic group members to preserve a living cultural identity, believing that by providing economic opportunities and encouraging self-employment, the quality of life of both Sonetu individuals and the entire Chin community will benefit. The Sonetu organization believes that by preserving Chin cultural heritage and incorporating the Chin people’s traditional identity in the modern world, it can deconstruct perceptions that stereotype and discriminate against Chin people. At the same time, Sonetu inspires individuals unfamiliar with Chin ethnicity to both understand and respect Chin history, culture, and traditions.

May Ni Ni Aung has said that ‘The education I received and the contacts I made as a result of my Prospect Burma scholarship gave me opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise. The work at SOAS gave me a foundation upon which I was able to expand. In particular, I realized there were many ways that I could contribute to the development of my Chin ethnic group in a remote part of Rakhine State in Myanmar and also preserve the traditional backstrap weaving skills. This work could create employment opportunities for Chin women so that they could meet their basic needs and help support their families. My education has been essential in the work I do in Myanmar. I plan to continue to work in Myanmar for the improvement of the Chin people and to give them the education and skills needed in a modern Myanmar’.

Chin wall hanging£50
Chin wall hanging £50

Chin table runner£30
Chin table runner £30
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Chin wall hanging £50
Chin wall hanging £50
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Chin shawl £50
Chin shawl £50

Embroidered placemat
Embroidered placemat

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Beach bag
Beach bag

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Kachin women's sarong £40
Kachin women's sarong £40

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Table runner £60
Table runner £60

Gold clutch bag £10
Gold clutch bag £10
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Chin men's jacket £50
Chin men's jacket £50

Shan shoulder bag
Shan shoulder bag

SORRY – SOLD OUT!

Small zip-up bag w/ photo design £5
Small zip-up bag w/ photo design £5

Christmas cards

Our Christmas cards designs were kindly donated by Scottish artist Sally Oyler who is a keen Burmaphile. These high quality glossy prints are £5 for a pack of five of one design, or £12 for any three packs (+p&p).

Camel train
Svalbard Reindeer
Singing Chinstrap penguins
Shwedagon Pagoda
Three pack of designs

Three packets of cards – £12 (+p&p) Please indicate which designs you would like on checkout.

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