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Connect to Learn: Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar

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The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

Qualcomm's Connect to Learn Program

Aiming to Improve Learning Outcomes of Underprivileged Girls in Myanmar
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The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Helping Locals in Myanmar With 24/7 Access to Sustainable Energy and Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal #7

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How do you provide efficient and sustainable electricity 24X7 for fishermen and farmers cultivating rubber trees in one of the four villages at Kenti Island? Until very recently, these four villages in Kenti Island, Myanmar, received electricity through a diesel generator owned by a private player. At that time electricity was available only for 4 hours in the night on an intermittent basis. The livelihoods of the farmers and the people in these villages depends on the reliable and continuous electricity supply.

A Nutritious Start for Youngsters, Myanmar

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School feeding in Myanmar

The challenge: According to UN World Food Programme, one in three children in Myanmar is chronically malnourished. 

The initiative: The Myanmar School Milk Programme was launched in 2013 by the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, with technical support from Tetra Laval Food for Development. The goal has been to grow the school milk programme into a nationwide programme providing every child in Myanmar with nutritious milk.  

World Leprosy Day: 4 Stories That Show the Ongoing Impact of Leprosy

The Novartis Foundation shares four new Global Health Stories to highlight the impact of leprosy on patients, families and communities and our work to stop it.
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As part of the Novartis Foundation’s effort to document the impact of leprosy on patients, their families and communities – as well as our work to stop it – we have added four new entries to our visual story-telling platform, called Global Health Stories.

MIX and MetLife Foundation Partner to Promote Financial Inclusion Through Data and Insight

Support Will Enable MIX to Map Financial Inclusion Ecosystems in Mexico, Myanmar, Turkey and Vietnam.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – MIX announced today an $825,000, 2-year partnership with MetLife Foundation to promote financial inclusion by providing insight into financial service access in Mexico, Myanmar, Turkey and Vietnam. Through rich data, analytical tools and interactive dashboards, decision makers in these countries will have a powerful new resource to ensure positive social outcomes for the financially underserved.

Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility Explores Social Innovation

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Myanmar, August 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), co-organized by the Asian Institute of Management-Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center) and Asia Inc Forum (AIF), will explore the concept of social innovation and what it means for businesses and communities.

AIM-RVR Center explains social innovation as “a measurable, replicable initiative that uses a new concept or a new application of an existing concept to create shareholder and social value.”

Is Technology the Key to Winning the War on Poverty?

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The 15th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) will feature its annual conference debate with the motion, “Technology is the key to winning the war on poverty.”

The Asian Development Bank estimates that more than 700 million people in Asia and the Pacific live below the global poverty rate of USD 1.25 per day. This comprises two-thirds of the world's poor, with most of them living in rural areas lacking basic amenities. 

Award-Winning Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Enterprise Builder and Philanthropist to address the 15th AFCSR in Myanmar

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Silicon Valley-based Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, award-winning technology entrepreneur, enterprise builder and a Forbes Asia “Hero of Philanthropy”, has accepted the invitation to address this year’s 15th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) on 20-21 September in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility to Convene in Myanmar for the First Time

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April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR), Asia’s most established regional dialogue on CSR thinking and practice, will convene for the first time in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on September 20-21, 2016.

Now on its 15th year, the agenda will focus on Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) as a strategic approach to addressing social challenges to uplift communities, transform countries and create a better future. 

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