Empowering women of
For over 5 years we have been dedicated to women’s economic empowerment and social inclusion. More than 100 disadvantaged women from across Myanmar have participated in our program, and gained critical life and job skills necessary to secure a livelihood. Now, we are expanding our reach to include women with disabilities.
A model for successful inclusion
In 2017 we hired our first team member with a disability. It was a rewarding experience that inspired us to build the next phase of our program to include women like Kyawt Kyawt Khin, our intern with Down Syndrome.
Our program is a proven model that has developed growing sustainability since inception. This expansion is a natural progression, and addresses an identified need to establish greater supports for people with disabilities in Myanmar, particularly women.
As advocates for inclusive employment, we aim to provide the same opportunities to learn new skills, build confidence and find decent work, to disadvantaged women of all abilities.
Join the effort and EmpowerAbility
Our goal is to raise $40,000 by June 30 to kick off the project. Special thanks to KBZ Bank, KBZ Brighter Future Myanmar, and CW Asia Fund for bringing us closer to our goal. Along with technical guidance from Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) and Empress Disabled Women's Organization, as well as transportation support from Oway, inclusive programming at YBH is taking shape. But we still have a ways to go!
Thank you to our partners
Are you with us?
Help us remove barriers to training and employment for disabled women and contribute to our program expansion. Visit our cafes to round up your bill or become a one-time individual donor, or consider a corporate donation - every kyat or dollar counts!
For more information, view our fact sheet.
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