Since 1992, FXB Myanmar has developed programs for education, professional training and incoming generating activities (IGA), organized far-reaching HIV/AIDS and human-trafficking awareness and prevention campaigns, and undertaken emergency and reconstruction operations following floods and cyclone Nargis.
FXB is also very active in the health sector-it has provided health care and psychosocial support to vulnerable people and access to antiretroviral medicines. Leading self-help groups across the country, FXB also offers psychological support to people and families affected by HIV/AIDS. FXB partners with UN agencies, the Global Fund, private donors and local community-based organizations to implement these programs.
The FXB Association has provided essential assistance to the country for 20 years, reaching more than 100,000 beneficiaries directly and more than 500,000 indirectly.
Currently, FXB Myanmar leads four main programs in Myanmar: Vocational Training and Life skills aimed at young people at risk, health care and livelihood for women.
Vocational Training and Life Skills Aimed at Young People at Risk
The objective of this program is to improve access to education and promote self-sufficiency for young people at risk for contracting HIV and becoming victims of human trafficking. FXB offers professional training to approximately 150 young people every year. The training allows each of them to acquire the needed skills to get a job in a factory or a workshop, or to open their own workshop.
The FXB training Center, located in Shwe Pyi Thar, one hour and a half of Yangon, also welcomes 30 out of school and street children per year and provides them with informal education.
Community -Led Development Through Theater Capacity Training
The British Council awards the grant for the purpose of fulfilling the activities described in community-led Development through theater project partnership with FXB. The project has been now in its fourth year and so far the troupe, which is made up of twelve youth performance and two theater troup managers has conducted around 300 performances, reaching more than 37,200 community members from Yangon and Tanintharyi and Kachin, Mon and Karen State.
Promoting Access to ARH and HIV/AIDS Information to Young People
FXB Myanmar is a partner of UNFPA and implements a project on ” Promoting Access to Adolescent Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Information” which is one of the program component of UNFPA. In 2015, more than 3,500 beneficiaries have been touched.
HIV Prevention,Care and Support to PLHIV and their affected families
In partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), this program is carried in 40 townships in the Yangon region, in the Ayeyarwaddy region and in Mon State. The idea is to provide comprehensive health care and psychosocial support to people living with HIV/AIDS and enables access to antiretroviral medicines. Through self-help groups and Sunday empowerment groups across the country, FXB offers psychological support to people living with HIV/AIDS and their impacted families.
How we helped
- Economic Activities
- Health and Medical Support
Where we are working
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