• About The Myanmar Project

    The Myanmar Project is a Yale organization committed to raising awareness about Myanmar (Burma) and to supporting Burmese refugee youth in the United States.

“Magnificent Myanmar” Exhibition This Week

This week, The Myanmar Project will be holding a gallery entitled “Magnificent Myanmar: The People and Places of Burma.” The exhibition will open October 30th at 8:00pm with a reception in Maya’s Room of Silliman College. On Wednesday, November 5th  at 4:00 pm Burmese master storyteller Nell Murry will perform for the closing of the “Magnificent … Continue reading

Open Visit to Hartford on MLK Weekend

Join members of The Myanmar Project this Saturday (1/18) as we make one of our monthly visits to Hartford, where we help a group of teenaged Burmese refugees settle in to life in the U.S.! We’ll be leaving from York & Crown at 9AM, and will return before brunch ends. This is a fantastic opportunity … Continue reading

Teaching English at Kachin Theological College, Myanmar

This summer I went back to Burma for the first time in 10 years. I spent almost three months in Myitkyina, Kachin State, teaching English at Kachin Theological College. It felt so good to speak Kachin and to help the Kachin community I love so much. –Jangai Jap

The Real Myanmar

We held a photo exhibition titled “The Real Myanmar” in Yale’s Trumbull Gallery, with the aim of raising awareness about Myanmar through a series of photographs taken by four of our members—Korn, Edward, Becca and Eli—as well as Berkeley College writing tutor Cathy Shufro. Given the recent attention surrounding the country’s new civilian-led government, we … Continue reading

Burmese Youth Workshop Day

The Myanmar Project hosted the Burmese Youth Workshop Day on December 1, 2012. We wanted to introduce aspects of college life in the States to resettled Burmese refugee youths, and also to provide some advice on how they could work toward becoming college students themselves. The event brought more than 25 students from the primarily Karen refugee … Continue reading

SIGN FOR JUSTICE: Petitions to Support the Persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar

On November 14 and 15, 2012, The Myanmar Project organized a Rohingya Campaign on Yale’s Cross Campus. On the first day, nine posters that highlighted the persecution of the Rohingya minority in western Myanmar were put up on Cross Campus. The next day, we held the ‘Sign for Justice’ event. For an entire day, TMP members withstood the cold and asked … Continue reading

Hartford Visit #2

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, The Myanmar Project traveled to Hartford, CT for a second time to engage with the Karen Refugee community in a workshop focusing on fostering leadership and teamwork. At the church where the workshop was held, members of The Myanmar Project challenged the refugee community to complete two activities: one involving … Continue reading

Hartford Visit #1

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, a team of The Myanmar Project members drove to Hartford, CT. Thanks to the two cars provided by Dwight Hall, we were able to launch a series of meetings with the young people from the Karen refugee community there. We also met Myra Dahgaypaw from the U.S. Campaign for Burma, who … Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Yale!

On September 27, 2012, Burma’s pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited Yale to deliver a public address. Speaking to 700 attendees at the sold-out event in Sprague Auditorium, she addressed the importance of rule of law in establishing democracy in Burma. In addition to the address, Suu Kyi attended a … Continue reading