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 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 professional network as well as a gain 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.
What we focus on
The organization has committed itself to the academy, aiming to nurture the upcoming promising leaders of Burma and guide the country towards democracy and sustainability. As a result, the organization has chosen to prioritize the development of a forward-looking academy that prepares fellows to become exceptional leaders.
Goverance & Diplomacy
We recognize the significance of both active engagement on the ground and the ability to exert influence on Western governments and utilize the art of diplomacy to steer Burma towards democracy. Consequently, one of our primary areas of emphasis is Governance & Diplomacy.
Law & Justice
Our esteemed leader, Grandmother Suu, holds a deep reverence for Law & Justice, believing that they should reign supreme over all individuals. Hence, we hold the utmost respect for the law and pledge to abide by it. Furthermore, we are committed to educating our citizens about the importance of lawfulness and endeavour to draft righteous and just laws.
The strength of a nation lies in its unity and collaborative efforts. As such, we actively encourage and foster public relations, be it among the diverse ethnic minorities within our nation or in our international interactions. We firmly believe in the significance of cultivating enduring friendships, as they hold the key to a brighter future.
Graduated Class of 2023
Head of PR of WBS
Eh W (JC)
Artist and Activist
Student at George Washington University
Our outstanding mentors and speakers
from the 2023 Academy
CEO of World Innovation Alliance
Co-founder of We Belong Europe
Mr Linn Thant
Representative of the National Unity Government of Myanmar
Founder and consultant of Emerging Market Experts
Poe Phyu Thant
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Peace Park Youth representative
*Our esteemed mentors and distinguished speakers for the second edition of the academy will be released soon.
Malik Nadeem Abid
Secretary General & executive Director of the International Human Rights Commission
Face of #sheleadshere campaign for the embassy of Canada in Belgium
Worldwide Burmese Students Academy
The Worldwide Burmese Academy is designed for ambitious students and young professionals aspiring to pursue careers as journalists, activists, humanitarians, lawyers, lobbyists, politicians, or diplomats specializing in Burmese affairs and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The comprehensive program offers a range of training, from developing diplomatic negotiation skills and combating fake news to honing media expertise. The primary objective is to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to emerge as capable leaders dedicated to fostering a democratic Burma.
The Worldwide Burmese Academy is actively working towards establishing a physical presence, starting with The Hague and Brussels, in order to bring the program to life. The academy spans one academic year, requiring a minimum commitment of three hours per month (excluding December). On the first Saturday of each month, from 5 pm to 7 pm CET, engaging lectures and discussions take place, featuring guest speakers, professors, and professionals who impart their knowledge and train students to excel as leaders.
Funding for the academy is entirely provided by the non-profit organization, Worldwide Burmese Students, with a non-profit business model. Consequently, selected students for the academic year are not required to contribute financially. This approach ensures accessibility to every student and serves as a true testament to the talent and ambition of each individual.
As academy participants, students are strongly encouraged to produce independent intellectual outputs aimed at influencing public policy and providing guidance to any government involved in Burma affairs. This can be achieved through various means, such as email correspondence, lobbying, media engagement, or peaceful protests.
Upon successful completion of the academy, students are awarded a certificate from Stichting Worldwide Burmese Students and become official members of the WBS alumni network. This membership grants them access to all events organized by Worldwide Burmese Students, fostering ongoing connections and opportunities within the community.
Eligibility to become a fellow of the Academy:
Under the age of 35.
Proficiency in at least English and Burmese languages.
Capable of speaking publicly in favour of democracy in Burma.
Available to participate in all Academy Classes online.
Available to participate in the physical conference.
**While qualifications and experience are important, the strength of one's determination and commitment to the cause is of paramount importance to us.We are seeking highly ambitious students who possess a deep passion for championing a sustainable and peaceful Burma.
Meet our Founder & President: Aye Kari Soe
It is an immense privilege and a true honour for me to represent a new wave of passionate individuals from Burma who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of a brighter future. For generations, students in Burma have valiantly fought for freedom and peace, investing their souls in the cause. Now, it is the responsibility of Generation Z to carry on this noble struggle. Despite the regime's attempts to keep us uneducated and fearful, our beloved grandmother Suu has imparted a transformative lesson—a chapter that grants us freedom from fear.
We, as the Worldwide Burmese Students, are the generation destined to continue the fight for freedom and democracy.
Until law and justice prevail within our nation.
Meet our courageous team, the driving force behind our relentless efforts to create a sustainable Burma.
In light of the current political situation in Burma, it poses significant risks for some of our members to publicly disclose their identities. Numerous unsung heroes demonstrate unwavering dedication and courage behind closed doors, tirelessly working towards our cause.
Support our mission by making a donation, regardless of its size. Your contribution, whether small or large, will significantly aid us in educating the next generation to become exceptional leaders.
Every year, we host a benefit gala for the Worldwide Burmese Students, where we gather all our family and friends to celebrate our mission and the support we receive. You can become a friend of WBS by making a monthly donation of 25 euros, or if you're a business, you can contribute 250 euros per month. Your contributions play a crucial role in enabling our non-profit work.
For a long-term partnership, please email us, and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you for being a part of our journey!
If you seek further information or wish to attend our donor meetings, kindly send us an email, and we will personally get in touch with you.