Daw Suu has asked the Foundation to develop practical projects that bring jobs throughout Myanmar.
We are working with a range of partners to deliver ambitious projects, starting with our work with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation to re-discover the skills of Myanmar’s goldsmiths and jewellery makers. A range of jewellery imagined by designer Pippa Small that captures traditional motifs in a modern design has been launched in London, and is being crafted now in Myanmar.
We are also supporting job creation schemes in the Mon State with the Suu Education Foundation and Capacity Development Myanmar.
We are beginning work to develop environmentally sustainable sources of lotus, silk and other Myanmar products.