Government partnerships are essential for achieving scale but can be a challenge to manage. Here are a few tips from AVPN 2014 on how you can manage these tricky partnerships.
Here are five inferences about Asian philanthropists from the 2014 BNP Baripas Individual Philanthropy Index.
It takes a lot of grit and compassion to want to stage a medical intervention in a war-torn country like Myanmar. Community Partners International has been doing it for nearly two decades. Here are a few things they’ve learned along the way.
Burma has one of the highest prevalence rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the world with an estimated 1.5% of the population becoming infected each year. Of the 120,000 case that are identified, a high percentage are among those living with HIV/AIDS due to their compromised immune systems.
This post continues a previous post on how Muslims are affected by Cyclone Nargis. In spite of the slow pace of recovery and the myriad problems yet to be solved for Muslims in the Delta, there are glimmers of hope. A consortium of Muslim organizations in Yangon came together after the storm to form the Muslim Nargis Relief Consortium (pseudonym).
When Cyclone Nargis made landfall on May 2, 2008, it took the lives of nearly 150,000 people, left two to three million people homeless, and caused approximately ten billion dollars in damage. In the year since the storm, hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of supplies have come to the Irrawaddy Delta from foreign governments, NGOs, the UN, and other sources. There has been extensive media coverage of the storm but very little attention has been paid to one of the largest groups affected by the storm: the Muslims who constitute an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the victims of Cyclone Nargis.
This is the third and final installation of a story from the field. Some of the best and brightest students in Myanmar take a fieldtrip to a school for the blind. Their reflections on the experience reveal that perceptions can change based on personal interactions.
This is part two in a three part story from the field. Guest author, Wesley Hedden, a teacher in Yangon, Myanmar, describes a field trip his students take to a school for the blind, where the blind students teach their sighted counterparts a lesson.
Guest author, Wesley Hedden writes about a service learning program in Mynamar and the profound interactions students had during one field trip to a school for the blind. Part One of Three.
This morning, we started off to Kungyangon, a region in the southern tip of Myanmar where Cyclone Nargis overturned trees, blew houses away, and killed people and animals last May. It took us three and a half hours to drive … Continued