Belmond Myanmar Foundation

We are very proud of what has been achieved, but there is still much to be done

Starting out with a modest aim and the inspirational efforts of our ship’s doctor, Dr Hla Tun, Belmond’s first project in Myanmar was to build a school for local children in Shwe Kyet Yet–the port town base of Belmond Road to Mandalay.

Twenty years on, our commitment to this beautiful country has seen the development of a further twenty schools and a free health clinic in Bagan, as well as pop-up clinics wherever possible.

Through the Belmond Myanmar Foundation, a locally based non-profit organisation, we can keep improving education, healthcare and poverty within Myanmar. Please help us continue our work.

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Clinical excellence

The Clinic

Clinical excellence

We established the Belmond Health Clinic in 2011. Drawing inspiration from the individual efforts of our ship’s resident doctor, Dr Hla Tun, our aim was to attend to the medical needs of the local people on a greater scale. Soon patients began to arrive from across the country travelling for miles on foot to reach the clinic.

A collective endeavour

The Clinic

A collective endeavour

Led by Dr Tun our growing medical team now consists of 17 members, including a cook to provide welcome meals for patients and weary arrivals. With the invaluable support of our guests we can now provide innovative facilities, and a nearby monastery offers overnight accommodation to our patients in need. Guest’s donations from across the globe have helped make this happen, and involvement with the community keeps our clinic going strong.

A variety of services

The Clinc

A variety of services

X-Ray, ultrasound and theatre equipment help us to make numerous diagnoses. Free spectacles for the elderly are made possible by donating your pre-loved glasses. Dentistry, ophthalmology and physiotherapy facilities allow us to treat a range of conditions. Asthma medicines, blood tests and eye operations are just some of the many services we provide.

Medical Funding

A patient who earns just $2 a day often needs to save at least $40 to travel to our clinic. Many sell their animals or borrow money from their families just to reach us, so it is crucial that the medical care they receive is free. Your donations go towards the medical treatments of someone in need, and help us to keep funding pop-up clinics to reach more people.

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Medical Funding

A patient who earns just $2 a day often needs to save at least $40 to travel to our clinic. Many sell their animals or borrow money from their families just to reach us, so it is crucial that the medical care they receive is free. Your donations go towards the medical treatments of someone in need, and help us to keep funding pop-up clinics to reach more people.

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Reaching their full potential

Schools and Orphanages

Reaching their full potential

Our very first build was a nursery school in Shwe Kyet Yet—the port town base of Belmond Road to Mandalay. Twenty years on, we’ve built many more schools throughout the region and your donations continue to fund teachers’ salaries, books and computers.

Supporting families

Schools and Orphanages

Supporting families

We also support local families by providing scholarships for children. Many have already gone on to attend university and achieve career success, some have even joined us as staff aboard our ship. Education is key to helping a community support the next generation, and we see many teachers return to their roots to educate local children. We aim to expand our school projects in this region.

Working with local orphanages

Schools and Orphanages

Working with local orphanages

Young children who have lost parents and caregivers can find sanctuary in orphanages across Myanmar. However, many of these homes struggle to cope with the demand and rely heavily on donations to provide basic care. Our foundation contributes clothes, schoolbooks, food and medical aid, enabling orphanages to offer better care to those most in need.

Donations for Schools

Educational support goes towards books, computers, stationary, and even school buildings and electricity. Our foundation provides teachers’ salaries and scholarships to send children for further education. We have seen the benefits as generations return to their communities and join in supporting a prosperous future for this beautiful country.

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Donations for Schools

Educational support goes towards books, computers, stationary, and even school buildings and electricity. Our foundation provides teachers’ salaries and scholarships to send children for further education. We have seen the benefits as generations return to their communities and join in supporting a prosperous future for this beautiful country.

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