NGOs  Activities and Relationship Between Government and NGOs


Activities and Relationship Between Government and NGOs

It is the traditional religious and cultural custom

for the

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

of community.

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.






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