Yangon, Myanmar – March 29, 2016 – Myanmar is a populous resource-rich country, with a youthful, affordable workforce, stellar consumption and export growth, due in part to foreign investments, with a record growth of around 8%. It is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and one of the future powerful emerging economies in Southeast Asia.
The leading enterprise software company, SAP, today announced that 12 SAP employees have completed a month-long assignment in Rangoon, Myanmar with the aim of helping four not-for-profit enterprises achieve best practices and attain operational efficiency.
Charity Oriented Myanmar, Aryoneoo Social Development Association, Community Agency for Rural Development and KT Care were four of the local social and not-for-profit enterprises that benefitted from the SAP Social Sabbatical in Myanmar.
Since its inception in 2012, the Social Sabbatical program has seen tremendous success and incremental response from both SAP employees and organizations in the social entrepreneurship, and education sectors in emerging markets.
“Our objective is to empower these four non-profit organisations by helping them develop best practices to run better. By matching our best talents in skills-based volunteerism, these organizations achieve their social goals and will be able to contribute to the development of the country’s economy. For our employees, this program will provide the opportunity to hone their skills in diverse teams and markets” explains Liher Urbizu Sierra, Managing Director of SAP IndoChina.
He continued, “The success of the SAP Social Sabbatical has proven our commitment to helping the world run better and improve peoples’ lives by making strategic social investments that have a lasting and sustainable impact on society.”
As of 2015, the program has activated over 75,000 pro-bono service hours by 221 employees from 36 nations, across 71 organisations worldwide.