Message from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
“There is an urgent need to lay the foundations for peace, security and freedom in our country. Each of us must play a part in this national endeavor. The Daw Khin Kyi Foundation seeks to contribute towards a peaceful, prosperous and progressive society by empowering our people through practical schemes that will give them confidence in their ability to realize their potential. We hope that all those who wish Burma well will join us in our efforts.”
Aung San Suu Kyi
What is the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation?
The Daw Khin Kyi Foundation was established in 2012 by the Nobel Laureate, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in loving memory of her mother, Daw Khin Kyi. The purpose of the foundation is to promote the health, education and living standards of the people of the country, focusing its attention especially on the needs of Burma’s least developed areas. The Foundation is a non-profit charity that seeks to achieve these goals irrespective of ethnicity, race or religion, believing that improvement in one place creates a better future for all.
The Foundation is politically neutral and works with government agencies, international NGOs and other partners. Receiving funds from within the country as well as from friends of Burma abroad, we are able to accept charitable donations, public and private subsidies and legacies according to the law.
Firmly rooted in Burma, we welcome both local and international expertise that can be targeted to meet the real needs of the Burmese people. We are an officially registered local foundation and are authorised to operate in all parts of the country.