Category Archives: Donors and Supporters

Partners Asia Supporters Dick and Deane Visit EduNet


Greetings Hal and Gail! Deane and just I returned from our travels in time to greet 2015, and I wanted to give you an update on our experience — clearly a high point was our time in Myanmar/Burma. We began in Yangon with a visit to two EduNet sites, one a monastery school, the second a school set up for youth who — as Su Su, Edunet’s Field Coordinator, said — should be mainstreamed, but because of their disabilities or […]

Burma’s New Math


Burma New Math (2)

Written by Gary Hallemeier Partners Asia supporter It has been over a month since I said what hopefully will be a temporary goodbye to my Partners Asia friends in Yangon. I got to travel with them, attend meetings with them, brainstorm with them and most importantly, learn from them. Even though I have been to Burma eight times, I must admit, during my most recent month’s stay and in this past reflective month since returning home, I still find myself […]

Digital Dreams – Computers for Myanmar Schools


Digital Dreams (c) Anne Barnett

San Francisco Bay Area teen Lily Barnett developed and implemented Digital Dreams. Lily has traveled in Southeast Asia with her parents, long time Partners Asia supporters, Jim and Annie Barnett. This year Lily fulfilled a dream for many small school children. Personally raising $3,800 from family and friends, Lily launched her own project Digital Dreams with the assistance of Partner’s Asia and in February she traveled to Yangon to deliver computers to a monastic school on the outskirts of Yangon. […]

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Yangon Monastic Schools Site Visit


A path to learning. Recently, I had the privilege of joining Kaung Nyunt, Partners Asia Special Projects Director, to visit two monastery schools near Yangon to learn more about our partners in the field. Partners Asia works closely with local Burmese NGO, EduNet, and through this partnership we improve education for children as well as strengthening communities, improving health and sanitation. Although close to the city, in the first school the level of poverty was immediately evident. Despite the lack […]

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Jack’s Blog – ON PILGRIMAGE WITH PARTNERS ASIA ACROSS BURMA


  What a joy to lead a trip with our Board Chair Hal Nathan across Burma for the Foundation Partners Asia. It has been a moving and demanding and fulfilling journey. We were a group of 15 dedicated supporters and dharma practitioners, all gracious and very engaged travelers. Much of the time we visited inspiring Partners Asia projects and met with dozens of courageous and dedicated leaders, teachers and nurses running rural village projects, women’s empowerment, HIV clinics, leadership and […]

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Jimmy’s Trip to Burma and EduNet


This is a long overdue thank you and report from my time spent with the wonderful people of EduNet. Firstly, I would like to thank you for connecting me to your organization and the amazing things that they are doing in Burma. It was a highlight of my travels to have a small impact on the work being done in such an amazing and dynamic country. I was humbled to work with such capable, motivated, and smart young people driving […]

Audrey’s Burma Bike Trip with Partners Asia


Audrey’s Burma Bike Trip with Partners Asia Several years ago I attended an event in which Therese Caouette of Partners Asia described the vulnerability of young women in rural Southeast Asia communities to human trafficking and outlined what can be done by those communities (e.g. education) to prevent such tragedies in the future. I was deeply affected by the exploitation and suffering. Last year, my friend Linda mentioned that she was going to Burma. As part of her trip, she […]

Superb Adventure with Partners Asia


John H., this post’s author, went on Partners Asia’s donor biking trip in January and February 2013. Once a Seattleite, John has lived and worked in Thailand for the past several years. You can also check out John’s other posts about this trip here and here. What you want in a mountain bike adventure is just enough smooth to balance the rough, a bit of wide to appreciate the narrow, and some unexpected now and then to keep the known from […]

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Study Tour on Two Wheels with Partners Asia


John H., this post’s author, went on Partners Asia’s donor biking trip in January and February 2013. Once a Seattleite, John has lived and worked in Thailand for the past several years. You can also check out John’s other posts about this trip here and here. Here is our daily routine on this wonderful Partners Asia tour of pastoral bicycle routes and bootstrap community-based organizations (CBOs) in southeastern Myanmar – Burma: Wake up early, breakfast at the hotel, bike alongside rivers […]

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Return Trip from Bike Tour to Myanmar


John H., this post’s author, went on Partners Asia’s donor biking trip in January and February 2013. Once a Seattleite, John has lived and worked in Thailand for the past several years. You can also check out John’s other posts about this trip here and here. My first journey to Myanmar took place almost exactly two years ago, not too many months before the government began making noises about opening up the country. It was fun to compare the before and […]

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