Friday, November 23, 2012

2013 Youth Camp at Inle Lake

Every year, Myanmar Youths in Action organizes youth camps so that youths can gain more knowledge, increase interaction, and to encourage youths to take part in social works. For 2013, our youth camp will be held at Inle Lake in Shan State. We have currently selected the date to be from January 4 -6, 2013.

Inle Lake is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in Myanmar, and one of the highest. There are many NGOs in Inle Lake who are doing environmental projects.

During our trip, we will be doing study tours at NGOs in Inle, study the waste handling system there and assist them, and learn more about the Inle Lake region. There will also be fun group games.

We are inviting all youths between the age of 18 and 35. All applicants must be active players in youth work and volunteerism working for the society. Applicants will need to have basic knowledge on environment protection. All selected participants will need to pay 35,000 Ks., which will cover transportation and accommodation.

January 4-6, 2013 (will leave Yangon on January 3rd evening)

Objectives of the Camp
  • To study the activities of NGOs working in Inle Lake
  • To increase awareness of water pollution
  • To educate the youths the impact of waste on the environment
  • To analyze waste management at Inle Lake
  • To create networking strategics and enhancing youth capacity
35,000 Ks.

Last Date of Registration
December 15, 2012.

You will need to register here to be able to qualify as participant.


Tin Aye Nyein - 09 420 024 270

Monday, November 19, 2012

3-Day Waste Education Programs Held at 2 Monastic Education Centres

With the purpose of teaching young students the basic knowledge for environmental protection and proper waste handling, members of Myanmar Youths in Action has held 3-day programs at 2 monastic education centers, which has all now been concluded successfully.

We first started our project at Aung Zeyar Min Monastic Education Centre, situated in A Le Ywar, Hlaingthar Yar Township. A group of Myanmar Youths in Action members went there every Sunday for three weeks, and taught the middle school-aged students the basic environmental knowledge, and proper waste handling using vinyls and posters, and also played games with them.

Our second project was at Padauk Shwe War Monastic Education Centre at Kyauk Yay Twin, Ma Yan Gone Township. Another group of MYiA went there every Saturday and taught the "Waste Education Program" using vinyls, and posters, and played games with them.

We also donated trash bins at all 2 schools - two sets of trash bins marking one as disposable waste and another in-disposable waste.

We will be continuing our programs at other monastic education centres and orphanes in the coming months. If you are interested in joining with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at!