An all-girl team is building more public spaces in Yangon


With construction sites squeezing out Yangon’s parks and playgrounds, a team of 15 young women are fighting back by creating their own girl-friendly public spaces.

The teenagers aged 13 to 18 are working with urban design firm Doh Eain to design and build a park on the corner of Yankin road and Yan Naing street in Yankin township, with more planned for Hlaing Thar Yar and Dagon Seikkan townships.

Doh Eain, which means ‘Our Home,’ secured US$10,000 from small-business accelerator Spring for the initiative. One of the recruits, Kyawt Kay Zin Thwe, 14, told Myanmar Mix her home of Yankin already has some community spaces. READ MORE