1. Community Resilience
in the Confluence
The results of a participatory needs assessment conducted in 4 villages of the Myitsone confluence during November 2013, found two priorities stood out which were: children not having access to education; and the absence of livelihood support.
In response to these priorities, funding concentrated on adopting a highly participatory approach to development using the PAR model where interventions empower communities to become self-reliant.
2 types of projects in the 4 villages:
- Education – Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) which has been successfully implemented in many areas of Myanmar. ECCD activities focus on the holistic development and growth of children age 5 and younger in order to prepare them to enter primary school.
Year One Results – Set up Village Management Committees, built 3 ECCD centres, enrolled 78 students between the ages of 3 and 5 years
- Sustainable Livelihood Development Program (SLDP) provided start-up finds for local families to have their own projects. These families have experienced severe setbacks when being relocated and removed from their homelands.
Year One Results – 78 families set up projects that increased their income and helped stabilise their food supply. Projects ranged from raising animals to having a small shop, benefitting a total of 241 persons.
- Myitsone Art Project