|How Prospect Burma Began|
In the summer of 1988 student-led demonstrations erupted across Burma in protest against the one-party system. Within days, Aung San Suu Kyi became the focus of Burmese people's hopes, speaking out for human rights and multi-party elections. But the demonstrations were harshly put down with large numbers of people killed. Martial law was imposed and the universities closed.
In 1991 Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize, and since then she has donated part of the income from that and other prize money to us. Her support, together with generous donations from other people and organisations, has meant that we have been able to expand our work with students dramatically.
Prospect Burma congratulates our alumnus, Dr Khyne U Mar, on her work with Asian elephants featured in "Wild Burma" starting on BBC 2 on Friday, 29th November at 21:00. Learn more about Dr Khyne and the television programme here: http://ow.ly/rckYo[…]Read more...
Prospect Burma's Global Giving Challenge has started! Help us with our special winter appeal running until the 23rd December. Education is important, but to the Mai Ja Yang Community School students, education is hope. Please support our project to[…]Read more...