Whether working with communities in Myanmar to develop healthcare, education and social work, or welcoming her citizens to Singapore on exchange, we have cultivated meaningful relationships between the people of both countries since 1995 and in turn enabled collaboration for tangible good.
Over the years, more than 500 Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs) have worked on community development initiatives to uplift lives in Myanmar. Volunteers such as the team of early childhood educators led by Dr Khoo Kim Choo, a Singapore pioneer and international consultant in early childhood development, have helped to train their counterparts in areas such as child development and special needs as well as parent and community involvement in Yangon.
April 2013 marked the start of a three-year Water for Life (Yangon) project that will provide better access to clean drinking water for more than 7,000 villagers in the townships of Kaw Hmu and Kungyangon in the Yangon region of Myanmar, two hours from the city of Yangon. Through this Direct Service project, we will be bringing Singapore volunteers alongside to install water tube wells to provide access to water,.
The project also addresses gaps in the water ecosystem of rural communities, by reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases, improving hygiene and sanitation conditions, and enhancing livelihood opportunities, thereby improving the overall well-being of the community.
And students from Myanmar have spent time in Singapore under the SIF-Asean Student Fellowship, gaining from the experience of living and studying overseas while sharing something of themselves with their peers in Singapore.
If you’d like to learn more about our work in Myanmar or get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.