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Worldwide Burmese Students is a student-run non-profit organization based in Europe with members from all over the world. It was founded on the 31st of January in 2021, with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as its inspiration, with the aim for students to connect with the world leaders and discuss prospects of sustainability for Burma and the Burmese communities.
The organization is founded on the principles of integrity, knowledge, and empowerment. We believe that revolutionary works start with the unified work of many like-minded individuals who come together and work towards the same cause.
We aim to provide social, intellectual & self-development events for students interested in international affairs focused on Burma and allow the students to broaden their social network as well as gain professional experience for their future careers while reconnecting with their roots. The main aim is to train the next leaders of Burma to become leaders who walk on the path of democracy and freedom, with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as the main inspiration and example.
WBS is determined to achieve this through three parts of the organization. The first one is the teashop. As in Myanmar, students hang out often at tea shops after lectures, and that is what this group is for. At the teashop, WBS representatives can invite their friends to join the conversations and events. This is a more informal way to connect with each other.
The second part is the fellowship, hereby WBS selects five students to become a fellow of WBS and get trained intensively for two months by Burmese and International leaders, to represent the organization.
The third part is, the students who made it through the training meet up and organize projects for WBS worldwide next to giving advice and consultancy, with a focus on Burma, to organizations, governments, and the private sector. Hereby the representatives are divided into various groups that focus on specific roles and issues.
We, as WBS, are all self-driven with the passion to work towards creating a sustainable democratic nation, and this means working strategically in areas where it can be most beneficial and efficient.
Meet The Team
Aye Kari Soe
Meet our founder and president, Aye Kari Soe.
Aye Kari is known by her Burmese friends as the biggest Win Oo fan of her generation.
Even though she grew up abroad, she has a big love for Burma and the culture and because of that, she has always felt a strong connection with the country. This connection grew stronger when she met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi back in 2019 at The International Court of Justice in The Hague while representing a UN Committee.
When she saw Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, she saw a vision; new generation of students working toward a more sustainable Burmese society. This is why Worldwide Burmese Students is created.
Meet our treasurer and political advisor, Floris.
Floris is known in Europe for his involvement in politics. He has a passion for standing up for righteousness.
Floris finds it important that universal Human Right laws are being respected worldwide by every leader. He wants to use his voice and talents for youth that are living in Burma. He finds it unacceptable that not every child has access to clean water or education and now also have to fear the military. Moreover, he finds it unacceptable that Burma has been under the control of the military for generations and generations.
He wants democracy and sustainability for Burma and that is why he is the treasurer and political advisor of WBS.
Meet our secretary and creative director, Noey Oo.
Noey is known by the Western Burmese community as one of the traditional Mon dancers.
Noey grew up abroad, but she has a big love for traditional Burmese art and culture. That is why she started dancing traditional Mon dance since she was 6. She finds it important that the unique history and culture from Burma is being treasured and valued. She finds Burmese history fascinating.
When she saw that the country of her accessors was in danger, she wanted to help it towards a more sustainable peaceful country. She sees Burma as a very colourful country with the richness that still needs to be discovered.
That is why she is the creative director of WBS.