Yinthway Foundation YF is a local NGO which originally began in 1999 with the name Network Early Childhood Resource Center (NECRC). Over the years, because there was so much demand for its services, this local group expanded and reorganized itself as a local non-government organization (LNGO), changing its name to Yinthway (which means “our beloved little children”) Foundation.
Due to the situation of young children and their developmental and educational needs in Myanmar, Yinthway began its initiatives with partners throughout Myanmar, especially those working in the most remote and most vulnerable communities.
Yinthway’s vision is that all of the young children of Myanmar, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity, receive the care, nurture, and education they need to develop to their full potential.
Yinthway’s mission is to serve all those in Myanmar who are supporting the development of young children and, in the last two years, to support the primary school educational initiatives of those faith-based organizations working in the most vulnerable and remote communities of Myanmar.
In the urban areas, these are the Buddhist schools in monasteries and in convents, providing education for the children of the families that cannot afford to send their children to the government schools, and, in the remote, ethnic minority areas, these are the community-based schools supported by Christian organizations. The methodology used is the Child Centered Approach (CCA), which is the same approach, but for a different stage of development, as in the ECCD preschools.
The goal of Yinthway is to be a resource and a networking center for early childhood care, development and education (ECCDE) in Myanmar.