Call to prayer in unity with Myanmar

Following the coup d'état in Myanmar by the army, the situation remains very worrying. Fondacio is present in this part of the world with several projects around education and social entrepreneurship. In order to be in union with the Burmese people and especially the Fondacio Myanmar team, a time of prayer is offered every Wednesday.

Fondacio Asia & Young Lives invites us to join them in their weekly prayer for Myanmar every Wednesday at 1:30 pm French time.

Here is what Alice TAN from Fondacio Asia tells us

Come and pray for our suffering brothers and sisters in Myanmar. Let us continue to send them hope and seek God's protection and grace for them. Pray for the people and institutions that can do something to help end this oppression. Feel free to share it with your family and friends so that they can pray with us.

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Myanmar

Fondacio Myanmar was founded in 2005 in Yangon.

It is one of Fondacio's most dynamic communities in Asia, with 4 projects currently deployed in the country to address various social and economic needs.

Young Lives: Young Lives is a training center for underprivileged youth. The goal is to provide them with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to empower them and give them more opportunities for a better life.

Green Pastures: In a small village near Mandalay, Fondacio has created a social goat breeding enterprise that finances the education of the village children and provides additional income for goat breeding families.

CLUBs (Community Leader Unity Building): This project aims to organize interfaith events in Myanmar to encourage young people of different religions to live in harmony in the country. Each month, they join in an outreach action for the benefit of the most vulnerable people in society.

Youn Sone: This company was created in 2019 by Julia, a former student of Young Lives, to offer training and jobs to underprivileged young women while promoting traditional know-how. YounSone means "colorful" in the Burmese language and expresses the rich diversity of cultures, religions, ethnic groups and traditions of Myanmar. The products are made from Longyi, the traditional skirt worn by women and men in Myanmar. Each Longyi is hand woven with unique patterns and colors. YounSone transforms them into contemporary objects for everyday use that enhance these traditional patterns. The team is convinced that there is a strong potential for transforming these ancestral activities. They offer a future for young Burmese women and a sustainable, eco-responsible and exciting perspective for the rural community. https://www.younsone.com/

As one of Fondacio's motivations is "Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders," the Fondacio Myanmar team strongly encourages its alumni to participate in these various projects. Thus, all of them are now managed by alumni who are passionate about their development.