According to the MJA, the documentary about squatters in Rangoon was chosen for its “thought-provoking presentation” of issues that are all too often hidden from or forgotten by the general public.
At a school renown for discipline and training, former street kids are attempting to get their lives back on track.
DVB Interview International’s Alex Bookbinder sits down with Burma chief Abdoulaye Seck, to discuss how the World Bank has progressed since its 2012 reengagement with the Burmese government.
A campaign called, “Their Hands, Our Future” has been set up in Rangoon to raise awareness for children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.
Whole families are working day and night in Rangoon’s logging ports, husking the bark from logs to sell as firewood.
Burma’s economy is now growing in the wake of drastic political reforms but more than a quarter of the population remains under the poverty line. DVB debate discusses how Burma can break this cycle of poverty.
In Rangoon, the high cost of living has forced more and more people onto the streets to beg – and increasingly many of them are elderly.
In May the government granted over 10 million Kyat [USD$10,000] to Kamarmat village-tract in Rangoon as part of a nationwide poverty alleviation scheme. Impoverished households were due to get 30,000[…]
President Thein Sein vows to tackle poverty in Burma by introducing micro-finance loans to households and workers and establishing cooperatives.