Thura Thura

Paung Ku (working closely with Football United at University of New South Wales)

Active in Country: Myanmar and Australia

DTP Alumnus: 2015 DTP Fellowship Program Sydney

(Thura is an alumnus of a DTP Program in Myanmar and was selected as a DTP Fellow for 2015, [standing on the right-hand side of the photo])

 I am working closely with Football United at University of New South Wales currently on a project, Football for Social Cohesion and Grassroots Peace and Reconciliation.

Our project beneficiaries are university and state students who come from conflict areas and where the civil war had been going for a very long time. Some areas are under the  control of the ethnic armed groups and some are being contested between military and ethnic groups. The project  is focusing on these diverse communities and we are going to build peace through this youth-based football program.  The project is being implemented among the university students.

My organization, Paung Ku, is  supporting this project. I am handling and  working on the project with Dr.Htun Aung Shwe who is Project Director of Football United at UNSW. In preparation, I met with Mr Stuart Meney (Coach/Football United, UNSW) and  Ms Kim Schaefer (Coach/Football United, UNSW) in June last week.

 I enjoy working and linking with UNSW after our DTP program there last year.

 I am sending you some photos that might interest your readers.


Profile written by Thura Thura on July 2016