At Pyinnyaw Daya we envision a diverse and well-educated generation of ethical young leaders, applying their knowledge and skills to coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems, leaders who are dedicated to responsible and sustainable National development, the drive force behind 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 represent the future of Myanmar. Today’s society requires a broad range of skills to meet the needs of both economic, infrastructure and community development.

It is vital to provide educated citizens equipped with the technical skills necessary to turn Myanmar into 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, instil moral responsibility and enable students to rise to their full potential.

We aim to build the foundation for socio-economic growth across the nation by supporting rural monastic education with youth empowerment, skills training programs, and creating social enterprise opportunities to make these schools sustainable. By educating and empowering the untapped resource of our large population of rural youth with the skills required we can significantly reduce poverty across our nation. Educated and skilled citizens are better able to build a strong and ethical society.

We also undertake environmental preservation projects, such as planting 500,000 trees since 2015, and initiate village infrastructure improvement projects that will enhance the well-being of children and families by building community capacity and resilience.

About Us

Pyinnyaw Daya was founded in 2014 by Parami Energy CEO Pyi Wa Tun, in recognition of the lack of educational opportunity for Myanmar’s poor, rural  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 large 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 turn Myanmar into a strong member of both ASEAN and the global economic community.

We believe that together, Myanmar’s traditional monastic schools and modern educational methods, can effectively create an educated generation of young problem-solvers who will lead their communities out of poverty.

To achieve this goal we are taking a multi-pronged approach that will be aligned to six areas:

  • Supporting monastic schools in rural communities
  • Raising student outcomes by instituting standards for both curricula and teachers
  • Providing youth empowerment via training in leadership, ethics, and conflict resolution
  • Engaging community entrepreneurs in social enterprise ventures, contributing to school sustainability and local economic development
  • Implementing community health and well-being projects
  • Promoting environmental stewardship by implementing conservation and habitat restoration projects

We believe that by improving educational outcomes we will contribute to the reduction of poverty throughout Myanmar. We will achieve this goal by empowering a generation of educated young leaders and innovative problem-solvers backed by a skilled workforce with the technical expertise to implement creative solutions to the challenges facing the nation.