Alumni Updates: Myanmar

By Sit Maw (2012-2013)

I joined, as a trainer, the Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) program which is funded the US Department of State and administered by World Learning.  What a coincidence!  I taught two terms of an advocacy in democracy course and a democracy foundations course. The participants are stakeholders from different sectors of society.

Last December, I was selected to participate in the LEAD ASEAN Youth Summit held in Manila, Philippines, hosted by U.S Department of State and the Ayala Foundation in the Philippines.  I had a chance to meet with Ambassador David L. Carden, the Ambassador of the United States to ASEAN and with other fascinating people around ASEAN along with a video speech by President Obama!   I met the UGRAD alumni from the region and had a great chance to go over our memories of the U.S.  Young participants of the summit could discuss and share the common and uncommon features of ASEAN and what the young generation can do for the region.  I was very happy to see the sustainable support and careful attention of the United States upon the ASEAN region and next generation of leaders!

After working two semesters at the iPACE program, I joined, as a part time employee,  Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a German political foundation sponsored by the government of Germany, which is promoting democracy, rule of law and economic freedom of Burma.

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