Fondacio au Myanmar

Fondacio in Myanmar since 2000

Fondacio has been present in Myanmar since 2000, serving the Church, young people and the poor, consistent with Fondacio's objective of “going out to the peripheries”.

Since the Fondacio International Congress in 2013, we have gradually transformed the training program we offer into two phases, to be more focused on empowering young people and the poor to lift themselves out of poverty. .

Fondacio’s mission in Myanmar began when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference invited a member of Fondacio to help some dioceses with their pastoral planning and later establish the national Karuna (Caritas) office.

The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) was launched in 2005, at the invitation of the bishops who initiated the various present missions of Fondacio Myanmar.

The Myanmar national coordination team is composed of Roger Martin Barelli (coordinator), Rose Balla and Xavier Ny. Other members of the project team are Raymond Braun Aung, Julia Naw, Ze Naw Madang, Patrick Tukhwang and Martin Ye Tun Lin

Average income
$126 / month
Annual growth
+ 6.4% / year
Illiteracy
24% pop.
human index
0.578 (148th)
Life expectancy
66.6 years old
Poverty situation
14.4% pop.

Our actions in Myanmar

YLDC Yangon trains young leaders and church volunteers from different dioceses and parishes.

IGP YLDC training center for marginalized youth and church youth.

Green Pastures , a community empowerment project in Tyegi village in Shwebo.

Youn Sone , a social enterprise in Yangon.

CLUB (Community Leadership and Unity Building) , a monthly program where young people of different faiths come together to deliver outreach programs to different disadvantaged communities.

Youth camps and retreats for youth and church workers are organized and implemented by community members in collaboration with different church ministries, parishes and other organizations.

Contact

Fundacio in Myanmar​

Roger Barelli

Coordinator of Fondacio Myanmar / Regional Management Team of Fondacio Asia

During my 15 years of experience with Fondacio, I materialized as a layperson for the Church and a social worker for society. This requires openness and sensitivity to situations; respect ethnic beliefs, rituals and celebrations and care about truth and action. At the same time, I also improved my understanding of Church teaching and being a leader in the Church. I have been faithful to my commitments to Fondacio, my family and my company. By experiencing training and transformation myself, I am convinced that training people will help them make a meaningful contribution to their family, church and society. In my work, I am aware that reflecting on who I am and what I am for others gives me the perspective to bounce back into my daily routines.

Alice Bidet

Volunteer YLDC Myanmar

These four months as a volunteer have opened my eyes to the reality of life for certain populations. I have been deeply touched by some people who, through their faith and education, have managed to improve their lives. By giving young people a chance to learn, Fondacio gives them hope to dream of a better future and an opportunity to improve their living conditions. I am very proud to have been able to take part in this mission.

international volunteer
These two years of volunteering have been an opportunity for me to reflect deeply on a personal and professional level. My experience was a process of humility and gratitude for the reality of poverty I faced.

His Gregory

Alumni of Young Lives Development Center Myanmar

Before joining the Young Lives Development Center, my social skills were very weak. Now I can share with everyone and become more friendly with more people. I was also able to create my life's vision and mission here. I wish YLCD will be more successful and can help more young people in Myanmar.

YLDC
Yangon

The Youth Livelihood and Development Center is a training center for marginalized youth. The aim is to provide them with knowledge, values and skills.

YLDC-PGI
myitkyina

An Income Generating Project (IGP) is being developed in Myanmar, based on a sewing workshop (clothes, bags, wallets, etc.). It helps support local communities…

GREEN
PASTURE

Economic development, schooling and education of children in a village of 95 families. The project started with a goat breeding activity entrusted to 5 families …

Fondacio Training Institute

IFF Asia, Quezon City, Philippines

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Youth CLUB in Myanmar
Youth CLUB in Myanmar
Youth clubs are personality and faith trainings, they take place once a month.
Youth CLUB in Myanmar
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Youth clubs are personality and faith trainings, they take place once a month
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Youth clubs are personality and faith trainings, they take place once a month.
Fondacio: Youth Clubs in Myanmar Asia
Fondacio in Myanmar: Green Pastures
Fondacio in Myanmar: Green Pastures
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has low accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and poor education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose that they start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing further studies. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and particularly the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Education - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic about learning! Due to the education provided by Green Pastures, the young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to continue their higher education outside the village. It allows children in the region to attend primary school, even if the nearest public school is more than 5 km away. The village of Tambiga is marked by pastoral and agricultural activity where the habit of sending children to school is not yet well established. The presence of EPMO is therefore essential, especially since the good results have made its reputation over the years. For several years, the school has been working hard to mobilize the population around it: setting up a COGES, an association of parents of pupils but also an association of mothers of families, participation of parents in renovation of buildings and canteen made available. It is also linked to the municipal child and youth network and the local health centre, which is why it participates in fairs and cultural events or services several times a year (book month, women's fair, the youth ...). In 2018, the Los Almendros library welcomed more than 850 children through its various activities, 150 adults and 500 families living near the site. Year after year, this beautiful project continues to grow!
Fondacio in Myanmar: Green Pastures
Green Pastures by Fondacio: empowering an entire village
Green Pastures by Fondacio: empowering an entire village
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has low accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and poor education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose that they start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing further studies. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and particularly the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Education - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic about learning! Due to the education provided by Green Pastures, the young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to continue their higher education outside the village.
Green Pastures by Fondacio: empowering an entire village
Green Pastures a Fondacio project in Myanmar
Green Pastures a Fondacio project in Myanmar
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has low accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and poor education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose that they start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing further studies. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and particularly the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Education - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic about learning! Due to the education provided by Green Pastures, the young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to continue their higher education outside the village. It allows children in the region to attend primary school. The village of Tambiga is marked by pastoral and agricultural activity. But the habit of sending children to school is not yet fully established. The presence of EPMO is essential, especially since the good results have made its reputation over the years. The school works hard to mobilize the population around it: setting up a COGES, a parents' association but also a mothers' association, parents' participation in the renovation of buildings and a canteen made available .
Green Pastures a Fondacio project in Myanmar
Green Pastures in Myanmar
Green Pastures in Myanmar
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has low accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and poor education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose that they start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing further studies. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and particularly the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Education - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic about learning! Due to the education provided by Green Pastures, the young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to continue their higher education outside the village.
Green Pastures in Myanmar
Green pastures a Fondacio project in Asia
Green pastures a Fondacio project in Asia
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has low accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and poor education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose that they start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing further studies. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and particularly the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Tutorial - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic to learn! Because of the Green Pastures tutorial provided, young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to pursue higher education outside the village.
Green pastures a Fondacio project in Asia
Green Pastures, Myanmar
Green Pastures, Myanmar
Green Pastures Empowering an entire village through education and livelihoods Te Gyi village, a small village near Shwebo in Mandalay, has poor accessibility to electricity and water and villagers generally work as subsistence farmers or laborers in surrounding towns and villages. Given the poverty and low education of the community, young people are not motivated to study. Moreover, their parents sometimes even chose to start working or simply help around the house instead of pursuing higher education. Martin is a member of Fondacio who cares passionately about his people, this community and especially the children he has known through his internship in the village. He set up a goat-rearing social enterprise that funded the education of village children while providing additional income for families raising goats. Goat raising - Five of the poorest families in the village were selected to raise goats, the income from the sale of the goats would be shared between the families and the education project. Martin regularly monitors the goats and oversees the quarterly vaccinations needed to keep the goats healthy. Tutorial - Martin organizes daily lessons for the children of the village and the children are enthusiastic to learn! Because of the Green Pastures tutorial provided, young people are beginning to achieve success in state exams - unheard of before - and to pursue higher education outside the village. Green Pastures Keeps innovating more income and skill generation opportunities not only for children but also for their parents such as: brick making, soap making, mushroom growing, gardening etc. Green Pasture in pictures -Develop income/livelihood generation projects to find a sustainable source of income for families -Implement education/training programs for youth to guide and encourage them to complete their education -Allow the families of the village to become autonomous by involving them in the development of these initiatives It allows children in the region to attend primary school, even if the nearest public school is more than 5 km away. The village of Tambiga is marked by pastoral and agricultural activity where the habit of sending children to school is not yet well established. The presence of EPMO is therefore essential, especially since the good results have made its reputation over the years. For several years, the school has been working hard to mobilize the population around it: setting up a COGES, an association of parents of pupils but also an association of mothers of families, participation of parents in renovation of buildings and canteen made available. It allows children in the region to attend primary school, even if the nearest public school is more than 5 km away. The village of Tambiga is marked by pastoral and agricultural activity where the habit of sending children to school is not yet well established. The presence of EPMO is therefore essential, especially since the good results have made its reputation over the years. For several years, the school has been working hard to mobilize the population around it: setting up a COGES, an association of parents of pupils but also an association of mothers of families, participation of parents in renovation of buildings and canteen made available.
Green Pastures, Myanmar
YLDC in Myanmar
YLDC in Myanmar
YLDC Burma
YLDC in Myanmar

Economic context

Myanmar is a lower-middle-income economy with a GNI per capita of US$1,210 in 2017. Strong economic growth translated into a reduction in poverty from 32 to 2005% between 2015 and 2014. However, marked variations in the overall degree and types of disadvantage among Myanmar’s states and regions, according to the Multidimensional Welfare in Myanmar report, which constructed a multidimensional index of disadvantage composed of 36 non-monetary indicators related to education , employment, health, water and sanitation, housing and property. Overall, rural populations are more than twice as likely as urban populations to experience multiple disadvantages. Households in Rakhine, Ayeyarwady and Kayin are much more likely than in other states and regions to suffer multiple severe disadvantages. Sixty percent of households in Rakhine and 60 percent in Kayin are disadvantaged in at least five different regions, and Rakhine State is by far the most disadvantaged state or region.

Economic growth remains strong by regional and global standards but is slowing. Myanmar’s economy grew by 6.8% in 2017/18, driven by strong performance in domestic trade and telecommunications, but offset by slowing growth in manufacturing, construction and transport. Real GDP growth is expected to moderate to 6.2% in 2018/19.

Source: https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/myanmar/overview