Saving lives, strengthening sustainable livelihoods
Myanmar has faced and continues to face numerous hardships and difficulties. With conflict running throughout the country between EAOs and the military, thousands of civilians have been displaced, leaving them without homes, food, water, medical care, or even their loved ones. Facing these already momentous difficulties, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought an abundance of hardships and challenges.
Many people are losing their jobs or what little income they had, causing many to go without food, essential supplies (women are going without hygiene supplies and even undergarments) leaving some so desperate that they even abandon their children.
Our goal is to save lives and ensure that people are properly protected, even in life-threatening situations. PPM has been providing humanitarian aid to vulnerable family members, homeless people, street poor people, and people who have lost their job as a result of this situation and are now facing difficulties and hardship. Our overall goal is to provide emergency medical aid to those in conflict areas in Rakhine state, as well as kitchen needs and food to homeless people as well as hygiene products and necessities.
Our humanitarian assistance complies with the principles of humanitarian aid – humanity, neutrality, independence, and impartiality – and respects International Humanitarian Law.
Since 2012 communal violence escalated, the tension, anger, distrust among diverse communities arise higher that leads to the segregation of diverse communities and demote social cohesion. Due to the conflicts, young people lost opportunities to further study and children didn’t get access to formal education since 2012 in Rakhine state.
The PPM’s new project is looking to supply Myanmar’s vulnerable youth with educational materials, reaching all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to create an accepting, fun, judgment-free zone with educational activities for all. The PPM’s Library project aims to offer education to those in vulnerable situations by offering fun activities and learning materials to all. We will be making sure that these children get access to education and support. Our aim is to create a comfortable and educational environment for those living in extreme poverty as we believe no one should go without education. The project will help young people and communities better understand the root causes of the conflict, drastically reduce anger and tension and encourage more moderate positions and promote social cohesion. This allows more children to go to school and to complete their education. At the same time, it improves the quality of education.
We are planning to offer the following services;
- Create sustainable educational courses including social cohesion training for local communities, teaching English lessons, and other useful skills.
- We will offer youth book reading sessions named “The books I used to read” to share among them what they have learned.
- We are also aiming to offer young people to provide basic computer training including (using Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint, internet and graphic design training) which will help them to get a job.