Guidelines for our project work

Project design is based on interests and needs developed together with project beneficiaries.

Strong local partners form a bridge between foreign support and domestic needs.
High priority is accorded to involving project beneficiaries in project planning and implementation.
Emphasis is placed on support which encourages project beneficiaries' own initiative and leads to independent implementation of initiated projects in the medium term.
Clear definition of common project goals, sharing of responsibilities and contribution of resources prevent misunderstandings.
We focus on consulting, financing, and supervision of small to medium sized development projects.
We systematically evaluate the results and impact of our projects.

Projects in income generation, education, and community development

Wir betreiben Income generating projects („INWe focus on income generation ("IN") by providing start-up assistance after vocational training (e.g. setting up sewing or repair workshops) and helping people to set up their own businesses. Operating and financing start-up capital of microcredit organizations (e.g. income generation for uncovered costs of teaching in day-care centers or financing the purchase of market goods and seeds for individual market women and farmers).

Education and further education („EDU" = "Education") ... are particularly close to our hearts.
INEDUCO supports socially, economically, and socially disadvantaged people before (= early childhood education), during and after (= vocational and further education) state education (primary and secondary education).

Within the framework of the Career Enhancement Program (CEP), Burmese women and men with little technical knowledge who are already in the work process are taught basic skills in the areas of "setting up a small business", "microfinance" and "administration, finance and accounting" on weekend courses. More than 1,500 certificates have been issued over the last 10 years.

During this training, demand for a more "contemporary" training methodology, such as "Learner Centred Teaching (LCT)", gained momentum on the part of the students, lecturers and the school management. This led to a training of teachers (Training of Trainers, ToT) since 2015. Successful completion of this course is rewarded with a certificate from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

INEDUCO also supports the physically challenged (through training programs, training aids, mediation)

INEDUCO also provides supplementary programs and services in the context of government education (from rainwater harvesting tanks to school supplies and benches to training programs such as the Environmental Education Program (EEP) and the Agro/Fishery Forestry Program (AFP) for the purpose of raising awareness of long-term environmental livelihoods and income generation and security for farmers and fishermen in rural areas.

Die Community Development ... ("CO" = "Community Development") ... appears to INEDUCO to be a particularly important task for..
   • Displaced persons
   • resettled persons,
   • minorities,
   • economically and socially disadvantaged persons...
...for the purpose of income generation and/or a long-term improvement/relief of their living conditions.

In workshops with teachers, parents, village leaders and other interested villagers accompanied by local project leaders, the participants discuss and decide on the activities in the next project phase and the priorities within the framework of a larger and more diversified environmental project in the Ayeyarwady Delta.

Training in planting and care (incl. natural fertilization) of fruit trees and vegetable cultivation in "home gardens" in remote, rural areas

Support actions for minimal energy supply (for remote, rural households)

Civil war is raging in certain parts of Burma. Women and children live in so-called reception camps for displaced persons (Internally Displaced Persons = IDP) and are waiting to be able to return to their mined villages.

Sewing education in the IDP camp

Women from an IDP camp proudly show off their self-made blouses after an introductory course (war displaced persons camp in northeastern Myanmar)
Introduction of energy-saving cooking stoves (especially in peripheral areas of protected forest reserves)

INEDUCO also provides humanitarian aid in emergency situations...

... in precarious situations (e.g. support of full nutrition in orphanages), in homes), ... in internal conflict areas (e.g. for "Internally Displaced People (IDPs)" in Kachin State), ... during catastrophes, pandemics, and war-like situations such as e.g. 2008 in areas of the Ayeyarwady delta severely damaged by cyclone "Nargis" (e.g. through financial support for the reconstruction of houses, schools, bridges, and boats for the the way to school), … during flood disasters (e.g. 2015 in the Sagaing region) or … 2020/21 at Covid19 with various protective materials and instructions, and … after the military coup in Feb 2021 with food aid and medicine.

Projects areas

Basically all over Myanmar.
Project focus areas in recent years:
   • Yangon and surroundings
   • Ayeyarwady Delta (Pyapon and Labutta Townships)
   • Kachin State (Myitkyina, and surroundings) (temporarily suspended)
   • Mandalay Region (Pyinmana Township) (temporarily suspended)
   • Southern Shan State (Inle Lake Region) (temporarily suspended)
   • Rakhine State (Gwa and Kanthaya Townships) (temporarily suspended)

INEDUCO in figures (2015 - 2019)*)

   • Number of projects supported per year **) 10 - 15
   • Support contributions per project per year in CHF 200 - 15'000
   • Support contributions per year in CHF 60'000 - 80'000
   • Number of people benefiting from the projects 6'000 - 8'000
   • Project donations received per year in CHF 80'000 - 100'000
*) 2020 and 2021 were limited by Covid19-related restrictions on project implementation (closed schools) and difficulties with money transfer
**) Smallest projects up to CHF 2'000 are summarized in one position "small projects".