MYEO: Campus Chapter Program, Burma

MYEO is an organisation with a focus on empowering young people with the skills and resources to be equipped for the international digital workplace.

MYEO: Campus Chapter Program
MYEO: Campus Chapter Program

Project name: MYEO: Campus Chapter Program

Project location: Primarily based in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), we have established a global community of youth leaders motivated to create a better future for themselves around the world. Our Campus Chapter Program is currently active on 8 campuses across 3 cities in Myanmar with an outlook to expand to further campuses across the country and internationally from early 2018 starting in Thailand, Malaysia and India, going truly global by 2020.

Website: http://myeo.info

Facebook: www.facebook.com/myeo.hub

Project description:

MYEO is an organisation with a focus on empowering young people with the skills and resources to be equipped for the international digital workplace.

The Campus Chapter Program was born from a series of in-person workshops hosted by MYEO focused on developing professional skills for the international and digital workplace. Our biggest challenge delivering these workshops turned out to be fulfilling demand from the various remote locations we were asked to host our workshops; we simply did not have sufficient in-house capacity to run our programs where we wanted to. Utilising our agile working culture and philosophy at MYEO, being one of utilising cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative human capital capable of thriving in the new digital economy, we have started developing an MYEO Campus Chapter Network which we envisage expanding worldwide.

This Network involves passionate youth leaders joining our community, for whom MYEO provides a structured initial training and onboarding program developed by the widely experienced founders of MYEO. MYEO provides continual support, resources and a community of talented youth leaders from around the world to share ideas for these members of our Campus Chapter Network to host monthly workshops and events on their university campus focused on developing professional skills for the international and digital workplace. Resources we have developed for the Program include developing digital literacy skills, communication and public speaking skills, application and interview preparation skills and critical analysis and creativity skills.

Goal and purpose of the project:

To equip global youth leaders to share the skills they have acquired through the training offered by MYEO and monthly workshops with their broader peer group on their university campus.

We understand the challenges young people have in developing the necessary skills, to succeed in the new digital economy. Utilising the research produced by the World Economic Forum and the G20, we believe our solutions can scale the impact and equip the future with skills for 22nd Century work

MYEO: Campus Chapter Program
MYEO: Campus Chapter Program

Motivation of the applicant / applicant team:

The digital and skills gaps are one of this biggest challenges facing the world both today and in the near future; further contributing to deeper inequality and poverty. Myanmar and other developing countries need to invest in the digital skills of its young leaders, to be the dual thinkers and innovators.

We aim to redefine our world and to build innovative human capital solutions where innovations are created from all corners of the world. Only with a global network, we could do this.

Use of prize money:

The prize will be invested in scaling our impact to further geographies by opening Campus Chapters across the world and further developing our current network offering a greater depth of support and resources. Currently with the limited funds, we have not been able to fully commit a member of our team to managing our Campus Chapter Network and giving it the full attention deserved to maximise the impact we feel we could provide through this program given greater resources and funding!