pointB has established a new Design-Thinking Center for Community Engagement in Mon state, Myanmar. They are partnering with frog design and Mawlamyine University to train change agents of tomorrow in the tools and processes needed to identify problems within their communities, gather information, make ideas tangible and continue to improve them by engaging local partners. The tools pointB teach allow communities to become engaged in rebuilding schools, hospitals and help to create jobs and agriculture.
The Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) was established in 2006 in response to the increasing number of children on the Thai-Burma border who required complex medical treatment and surgery that is not available at local clinics or hospitals. Prior to BCMF being established, children who required surgery had their symptoms treated and lived either severely incapacitated lives or died prematurely as a result.
CPI’s mission is to work with local partners to improve health and education, led by and for the people of Myanmar.
Partnership with local organizations is the core of CPI’s work: CPI listens to local leaders and through training and mentoring, CPI builds local capacity to serve communities where mothers, children and families are deprived of essential health services. CPI’s long-term partnerships developed the trust and experience vital to positive lasting change, and its extensive network encompasses diverse ethnicities, religions and languages.
The Mae Tao Clinic, located on the Thai/Burma border, provides comprehensive healthcare to over 150,000 displaced people (largely Burmese migrants and refugees) each year. Dr. Cynthia Maung, the founder of the Mae Tao Clinic, is known as the "Mother Teresa of Burma."
The Karen Women's Organization (KWO) is a leading indigenous women's organization formed in 1949 working to ensure all communities have gender equality, the protection and promotion of indigenous people's rights, human rights and justice.
The Karen State Education Assistance Group is a partnership between the Karen Teacher Working Group (KTWG) and the Karen Education Department (KED) and provides education assistance to Karen schools in Eastern Burma. Assistance takes the form of teacher stipends, teaching materials, student learning materials and recreation equipment for schools across Eastern Burma. In 2013/2014, KSEAG supported 6,154 teachers, 141,632 students and 1,294 schools.