At Pyinnyaw Daya we envision a diverse and well-educated generation of ethical young leaders, applying their knowledge and skills to creative solutions; dedicated to responsible and sustainable National development; leading a strong Myanmar for future generations.
Over 50% of Myanmar’s population is under the age of 30, half of them under 15: these youths hold the future of Myanmar. Today’s society requires a broad range of skills to meet the needs of both economic, infra-structure and community development. It is vital to provide educated citizens with the technical skills necessary for the capacity building Myanmar needs to become a successful member of the global economic community. Traditional monastic schools are often the only schools in some rural communities and the only affordable option for many poor families even in urban areas. We support school administrators and teachers to help transition these schools to modern educational methods, provide vital skills, instill moral responsibility and enable students to rise to their full potential.
By supporting rural monastic education with youth empowerment and skills training programs, and creating social enterprise opportunities to make these schools sustainable, we will build a foundation for socio-economic growth across the nation. By empowering the untapped resource of our large population of rural youth with education and skills, we can significantly reduce poverty across our nation in as little as 3 years. Educated & skilled citizens are better able to build a strong and ethical society. We also undertake environmental preservation projects (such as the half million trees we have planted in the last 5 years) and initiate village infra-structure improvements that will enhance the well-being of children, families by building community capacity and resilience.
Pyinnyaw Daya was founded in 2014 by Parami Energy CEO Pyi Wa Tun, in recognition of the lack of educational opportunity for Myanmar’s rural and poor youth and the importance of engaging them as a key resource in moving the country towards a dynamic future in the ASEAN community. The education system, especially in rural areas and for those living in poverty, is far from able to meet the needs of our huge and growing young population. National growth and development requires these youth, our greatest national resource, to become our future leaders and innovators, capable of producing the complex solutions that will move Myanmar into position as a strong member of both ASEAN and the global economic community.
We believe that Myanmar’s traditional monastic schools and modern educational methods, together can effectively create an educated generation of young problem-solvers who will lead their communities out of poverty. To achieve this we are taking a multi-pronged approach that will have several areas of effort:
Our philosophy is that improving educational outcomes will contribute to the broad scale reduction of poverty throughout Myanmar by empowering a generation of educated young leaders and innovative problem-solvers backed by a skilled workforce with the technical expertise to implement these creative solutions.