FXB International

Training programs for underprivileged youth from the slums of Yangon and rural Ngapali.

  • Field of intervention
    Vocational training
  • Supported organization
    FXB International
  • Country and localization
    Burma, Yangon ad Ngapali
  • Supported people
    360 socially vulnerable young women
  • Project helped in
    2014 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018
  • Amount of the support
    84,000 euros

FXB International (François-Xavier Bagnoud), an association created in 1989, aims to get communities out of extreme poverty by helping them to acquire economic and social autonomy. In Burma, the association supports disadvantaged youths by providing them with basic education, vocational training and developing income-generating activities.

Since 2014, Solidarity AccorHotels has been supporting the development of a training program set up by FXB in the suburbs of Yangon: this one is aimed at 80 young girls aged 15 to 24, out of school, often orphaned or living in contexts very difficult family. They are trained in hand weaving, making and interior decoration and market their products in a showroom in Yangon. Novotel Yangon Max teams support this training event and offer the association's products to their customers through a showcase within the hotel.

In 2017, FXB International has developed a new training in the Thandwe and Ngapali regions, in the hospitality industry. This program is for about 50 young rural people facing great difficulties and lacking education. Solidarity AccorHotels and the Novotel Yangon Max are supporting the development of this new training by financing part of the training material.

In 2018, the MGallery Global Marketing team organized a fundraising event as part of the International Women's Rights Day. This action allowed FXB to purchase 66 sewing machines that will allow the beneficiaries to start their business right after the end of their training.

It's an effective project that empowers women while taking into account social and cultural realities of the country. There are very few recognised NGOs in Myanmar that are dedicated to training women to work, which is why a collaboration with FXB International was the obvious choice.