This project recruited 50 girls community leaders through “Tech Age Girls” program in Myanmar. They were from 10 community libraries which have been playing a key role in digital inclusion and gender equality in Myanmar. This was a competitive process with 10 finalists who would be implementing community projects that impacted at least 500 people within one year.
MBAPF has been modernizing and transforming community libraries into community centers since 2013 under their core project called Beyond Access Myanmar (BAM). Initially, BAM started with 55 libraries and it is now reaching to 150 libraries which have demonstrated outstanding services in delivering services to their community.
Tech Age Girls Myanmar project, as part of Beyond Access Myanmar, expanded educational and leadership opportunities for adolescent girls in Myanmar by creating sustainable hubs for innovation and learning. The program prepared adolescent girls aged 16-20 to become community leaders, provided them with essential life skills and technology skills through an engaging, integrated program based on public libraries. TAG prepared them to be both role models to their peers and competitive candidates for 21st-century employment. Tech Age Girls is not just a one-time training program – it is a comprehensive support initiative that results in girls who are equipped and ready to become leaders by maximizing the potential of technology.