Seoul YWCA's World Fellowship Department has implemented regional assessment in Yangon from Aug. 31st to Sep. 6th. Our major objects to visit Yangon are to figure out a possibility to build a sustainable women’s capacity development center based on the National YWCA of Myanmar and to look for an opportunity to contribute to women’s income generation activities through social business consulting center.
The WFD team and the national YWCA of Myanmar have met 120 women in Hmawbi(Small township in Yangon state) to do a survey regarding their general living condition and their needs for vocational skill training. Also, the team has met a number of stakeholders who would affect building a women's vocational training center, such as Women Development Center run by Yangon city government and Pann Nann Ein, a social enterprise that works with disabled producers. Seoul YWCA hopes to understand what the women in Yangon wants for their capacity development through the assessment procedures. Seoul YWCA specially thanks to the National YWCA of Myanmar for their great efforts to coordinate all of this.
*Social enterprise, Pann Nann Ein : The CEO of the shop proudly introduced their revenue is significantly growing every year since 2012.
*Women Development Center : Women are learning how to make dress, fabric, handicrafts.