Sponsors and Associates
Burma Studies Foundation
"The mission of the Foundation is to promote the study, understanding, and appreciation of Burma, including its people, society, art, literature, language, religion, and culture.The Foundation envisions a better understanding of Burma by enacting and encouraging other organizations to do the following: to study Burma; to establish, build, and maintain collections of Burmese art, artifacts, crafts, and other objects; to put on public exhibitions on Burma; to build library holdings and research archives on Burma; to encourage the study of the Burmese language; to foster exchanges of scholars and knowledgeable people; and to seek to promote Burmese studies and culture."
"Prospect Burma is a non-political organisation, and we support Burmese students regardless of their religious, ethnic, or geographic background. Education is the key to building a peaceful, inclusive and positive future for Myanmar. Prospect Burma is committed to enabling Burmese students to gain an education, and in turn to gain key skills and a global outlook with which to shape the future of the country."
Burma Campaign UK
"Burma Campaign UK works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma. Founded in 1991, Burma Campaign UK is one of the leading Burma campaign organisations in the world. We play a leading role in raising awareness about the situation in Burma, and pressuring the international community to take action in support of the people of Burma."
The Charles Wallace Burma Trust
"The Charles Wallace Burma Trust, established in 1981, is a registered United Kingdom Charity . The Trust was originally administered by the British Council, and is now run independently, though the British Council remains a trustee and provides support of various kinds both in the UK and in Burma/Myanmar. The activities of the Charles Wallace Burma Trust are divided into two parts: activity conducted in partnership with the British Council in Burma; and academic grants offered to postgraduate students from Burma studying in the United Kingdom."
Pippa Small Jewellery
"For Pippa Small, jewellery making came as something of a secret vocation, a talent she discovered she possessed while working with NGOs and tribal communities in developing countries around the world writing a further-education thesis in the Nineties. The upshot? A jewellery label that is as authentic and true to its philanthropic foundations as the designer is herself."
"Myanmar (Burma) is one of the only prominent Asian countries with a rich and diverse culinary heritage that remains untapped in the Western world. The country’s keystone position in South East Asia provides for a fantastically varied yet unique cuisine with strong influences from India, Thailand and China. With the country swiftly emerging from decades of oppression, and with more international attention than ever before, Dan (who has Burmese heritage) and Burmese Chef, Zaw, have established Lahpet, with the ambition of making Burmese food popular and accessible."