Youth-Led Peace Building in Post Conflict Myanmar

by Myanmar Center for Civic Leadership Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project supports ten young leaders in researching, designing, and implementing community peace building projects in conflict and post-conflict areas of Myanmar. Examples of projects proposed by these young participants include: delivering interfaith workshops ; launching an online anti-hate speech campaign; and providing a job skills training day for minorities.

$14,329.01
total raised
83
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Myanmar has been plagued by ethnic and religious conflict since the end of World War II. Today, the country is at a turning point -- home to a newly elected democratic government and a demographic dividend. More than a quarter of the population is between 15 and 29. Supporting civic education and community engagement in this generation will help quell violence, establish political stability, and educate a generation of leaders capable of building a peaceful and prosperous Myanmar.

Solution

The Myanmar Peace Maker program teaches young people how to conduct social research in their communities; how to assess threats to peace and stability; how to discuss issues including religious, ethnic, and political differences with delicacy; and how to propose, design, and implement community-led and youth-led solutions to the problems they have researched. Participants present their proposals to a panel of development practitioners and receive grant funding to launch their ideas.

Long-Term Impact

The project will result in five community-based, youth-led peacebuilding projects, to be implemented in post-conflict communities where participants live. Each project will reach at least 100 - 150 people, with a total impact of 500 - 750 people, living in some of the most fragile communities in the country. Peace Makers have completed a 10-day workshop in which activists and community leaders shared insights and experiences. They are now raising money to implement their projects.

Resources

http:/​/​www.myanmarleads.org/​

Organization Information

Myanmar Center for Civic Leadership

Location: Yangon - Myanmar
Website: http:/​/​www.myanmarleads.org/​
Project Leader:
Carolyn Nash
Yangon, Myanmar

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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