Prospect Burma is an educational charity that has been contributing to the capacity building of Burmese/Myanmar youth through promotion of higher education, for the past 25 years.
Prospect Burma aim is to give young Burmese people access to education. It was founded in 1989 after the military regime had closed all the universities and schools in response to mass pro-democracy demonstrations. Thousands of students were forced to flee to Myanmar’s borders and neighbouring countries or face lengthy prison sentences.
Our charity’s genesis was through the efforts of a few empathetic individuals who came together initially to raised funds for books and classes in refugee schools, and awarded an annual university scholarship to an exiled student. We have expanded our scholarship programme dramatically in the last 25 years thanks to grants from organisations and the generous donations of individuals such as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who donates funds from her Noble Peace Prize award. We currently make approximately 110 awards per year.
Prospect Burma aims to:
- To give underprivileged Burmese/Myanmar students, from all ethnic and religious backgrounds, access to higher education through our scholarships programme.
- To build a core group of skilled Burmese people who have acquired knowledge and skills in various disciplines vital to the rebuilding of civil society in Burma.
Established: June 1989
Registered Charity Number: 802615
Board members: 11
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 020 7371 0887
Address: c/o Porters' Lodge Rivermead Court Ranelagh Gardens London SW6 3SFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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