Activities and Relationship Between Government and NGOs
It is the traditional religious and cultural custom
Myanmar to ever contribute voluntary service in social development activities.
According to local needs and situations, the contribution of social services has
been made by the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) with the collaboration
The NGOs are basically mobilized and organized by socially
oriented mass of the people depending on local situations, their needs and
community response. They are established and operated with their own
potentialities, financial resources and initiatives. At
present, with the encouragement of the government there have been abundance of
NGOs in Myanmar, national as well as international NGOs.
Since they are based on local knowledge, experiences and
enthusiasm, they have advantages of doing quite a lot of social
activities which are complementing or supplementing the Government social
programmes activities. They occasionally undertake survey, more or less
fulfill local social conditions and support government agencies on specific
As part of family and child welfare service, a number of
community supported day-care centres and pre-primary schools have been
encouraged and established with the cooperation and collaboration of NGOs, utilising the services of personnel trained by
the Department of Social Welfare.
Similarly, in order to promote youth welfare service and women welfare service,
technical guidance and supervision are provided to NGOs so that they may be
able to systematically establish homes for the orphans and destitute children,
youth centres and homes for destitute women.