With poverty and the rising number of child workers, poor quality of education, and declining mental health and wellbeing of children in Myanmar – our mission is to equip the future leaders and citizens of the country with necessary 21st century skills through the power of play. We believe that play, more than as a child’s right, is a fundamental tool for early childhood development and in creating societal changes for the good.
While we promote play for all and playing for life, we focus especially in creating opportunities for the most marginalized groups – the economically disadvantaged, girls/women, and those with special needs.
Skills that are necessary for optimal development and long-term success of children are not taught, but are best learned through play.
WE AIM TO SUPPORT
4,782,742 children in 330 townships
What We Do
The Pyit Tain Taung Play for Life Foundation is a local nonprofit organization in Myanmar that enables underprivileged children to learn and live better through play.
Play & Learn
On-board a mobile play caravan, we bring structured and unstructured play to underprivileged communities, covering learning topics on life skills, environmental awareness, and cultural appreciation
We build playgrounds made from upcycled and sustainable materials. The overall design integrates modules or elements that foster active play, creativity, critical thinking and imagination
Training for Teachers
We prioritize equipping the local talents with necessary knowledge & skills sets through the Play & Learn Level 1 Training for Coaches + Level 2 Train the Trainers courses
This program focuses on teaching survival swimming, incorporating fun & games for kids aged 5 and below, with drowning still the leading cause of injury deaths in the country especially amongst children
Shwe Sin Chil
Programs & Operations Manager
Kyaw Min Khant
Community & Playground Build Supervisor
Some of our guys
We are a team of international and local professionals who shared the same heart and passion towards people. Join us if you too possess the following:
- Passion towards working with children
- Vibrant energy and can-do attitude
- The heart to serve in communities
- Loves all people of different color, race, religion and belief system
- Team player and loves to learn new things
We Need You
As a young local nonprofit organization, we need every willing heart and available hands to push our mission forward. If you are looking for internship or volunteering opportunities, we would like to speak to you!
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The organization is spearheaded by a Board of committed, well-rounded Directors whose focus is on the Foundation’s sustainability and strategic direction.
Founder & Chair
Nyantha Maw Lin
Co-Founder & Director
Co-Founder & Director
As a Partner, you join a global community of organizations, companies, family foundations and individuals supporting the year-round programs and advocacy campaigns of Pyit Tain Taung Play for Life Foundation.
Every centavo counts! Help us transform the nation of Myanmar one PLAY-time at a time.
With us, your contribution will go a long way.
Support specific programs, projects, or communities close to your heart with our sponsorship structure that offers opportunity for a long-term development of your chosen beneficiary