ABOUT US

MMPower Foundation empowers underprivileged kids with professional computer training & sanitation facilities to enhance their lives.

What we believe

We believe that IT skills and computer literacy will enable Myanmar & Cambodia’s youth to secure better jobs and a more prosperous future.  After decades of economic isolation, Myanmar needs to up-skill quickly if it is to compete with foreign talent. Cambodia has been crippled by poverty and low standards of public education.  By delivering free professional computer training to underprivileged youth, MMPower aims to give students a competitive edge when they enter the job market.


How we started

MMPower was started in 2012 in Myanmar by Emmanuel Jaquet (Switzerland) and Teljya Oka-Pregel (Canada) who were working in Yangon at the time.  Recognising a need for IT skills and computer literacy in Myanmar’s rapidly opening market, Emmanuel and Teljya found a Monastic school in the city willing to host MMPower’s first pilot program.  After raising money from family and friends around the world through a modest Facebook campaign, we were able to purchase 5 laptops for the school and purchase training courses for about 40 kids from an internationally-recognised professional training centre in Myanmar. Initially named after our pilot project site, we rebranded as MMPower Foundation in mid 2014 to reflect the expanding scope of the initiative.


Our forward vision

We envision one day delivering computer skills to thousands of children across Myanmar, Cambodia and the world.

Our team

Emmanuel Jaquet

FOUNDER

Aung Pye Phyo

HEAD OF I.T. TRAINING

Haymar Maung

ADVISOR - EDUCATION

Songhy Tam

CAMBODIA OPERATIONS

Thiha Zaw

MYANMAR OPERATIONS

Where does the money go? 

So where does the money you donate actually go?



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