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Stake: Promoting the Cognizance of Cyberbullying to High
School Teenagers in Yangon, Myanmar
Tentative Project Date: 27th July 2019 - 9th August 2019
Tentative Project Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Page 3
Problem Statement Page 3 - 4
Objectives Page 4 - 5
Local Partners/Companies
Curriculum Page 8 - 9
Project Timeline & Project Schedule
Page 5 - 7
Page 7 - 8
Page 9 - 11
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Team Structure
Page 11 - 13
Sustainability Plan Page 13 - 14
Financial Proposal Page 14 - 15
Fundraising Page 15
Success Measurement & Expected Outcome
SWOT Analysis
Project Co-Leaders’ Biographies Page 18 - 19
Additional Questions Regarding the Project
Page 16
Page 16 - 17
Page 19 - 20
I. Executive Summary
Cyberbullying is a serious yet overlooked social issue that is happening globally in this era
of technology. This issue is rapidly growing and the number of victims from this issue is
dramatically increasing throughout the years. Due to the lack of knowledge in how to use the
Internet safely and an extremely limited security and protection for cyber users, cyberbullying
cases are currently threatening the ASEAN nations. For the case of Myanmar, it is clear that
cyberbullying is an alarming issue at the moment, especially with teenagers in high school as this
is the age when they start to use the Internet heavily. Therefore, we believe that there is a need of
the awareness and advocacy for this issue so that there will be specific events where the local
people would know about its root causes, effects and prevention. This can be accomplished through
conducting a community project for high school students at our targeted high school.
Project Myanmar 2018: Cyberbullying Awareness aims to address this issue by finding a
group of people who shares the same passion in advocating for the safety of cyber users so that we
can work together towards the goal of conducting an effective community project in Yangon,
Myanmar next summer. This project plans to both achieve cyberbullying awareness and members’
improvement towards leadership skills. Firstly, it aims to teach mentors, mentees and targeted high
school students the importance of cyberbullying awareness and prevention in which it will be done
through discussions, organizational talks and lectures, and community project. Secondly, this
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project also equips young potential leaders with needed leadership ability such as soft skills,
teamwork, and project management. We believe that this would be extremely useful for them for
their future project implementation either related to cyber security or any topic that they want to
do. Lastly, the project aims to provide an effective outcome that is beyond the local level as mentors
from Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries will also participate in this project from 27th
July 2019 until 9th August 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar.
II. Problem Statement
There are around 14 million internet users and active social media users, 50.56 million
mobile subscriptions, and 13 million active mobile users among the total population of 54.60
million people in Myanmar. 1 In 2016, there were 235 cyber crime cases in Myanmar and 198 of
them were defamation cases. In 2017, there were 137 defamation cases from all 193 occurring
cyber crime cases. 2 There is also a report from Telenor Myanmar about the cyberbullying cases
on children in Myanmar as well. According to that report, it surveyed 12,368 Telenor subscribers
and staff members in 2016 and learned that 25 percent of all adult respondents said that they had
seen kids being cyber-bullied and 23 percent of the children said that they believed the issue was
Myanmar Census Report 2017.
Cyber Crime Situation in Myanmar/Mr.Thaung Htwe/Mr. Kyaw Naing Latt/Union Supreme Court/Myanmar
a serious one. 1 The research and the statistical data mentioned above prove that cyberbullying is
becoming a serious case in Myanmar.
Therefore, to prevent this problem from getting worse and worse, the first step needed to
be taken is bringing together a team who is passionate about cyberbullying issue and raise an
awareness to the community together. It is important because we believe that those who have
suffered from being bullied through online platforms by either people they know or anonymous
individuals deserve the right to be protected from further incidents like this. At the same time, we
also want people who have not experienced this or have no idea about what is cyberbullying to be
aware of this problem as well so that they can protect themselves and spread knowledge to others.
III. Objectives:
Telenor Myanmar Report on Cyberbullying Issue
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Based on what have been stated in the previous segment regarding this invisible yet
significant issue of cyberbullying in Myanmar, we hope that all human components needed in
this service project will be able to achieve these goals listed below throughout the project journey
and even after it has come to an end.
A. For Project Leaders:
- Put their devotion and dedication into transforming the target community into a place
where the awareness of cyberbullying is being prioritized.
- Be the role models for other current and potential service leaders and cyberbullying
- Unlock their inner passion of serving the community and becoming the type of leaders
they have wanted to be. B. For Core Team Members:
- Show genuine capability of being on the same path during their journey with the two
project leaders.
- Transform their insights about the importance of cyberbullying awareness into actions
during the two-week-long project.
- Prove their ability to play the role of leading and guiding the mentors before, during
and after the project. C. For Mentors:
- Achieve the hands-on knowledge and experience that is beyond the university level.
- Unleash their ability to mentor their mentees’ growth and lead them to success.
- Gain full awareness about the causes, effects and prevention for cyberbullying in order
to possibly become an advocate for it.
- Develop long-lasting bonds with their mentees even at the post-project stage. D. For
- Improve their soft skills such as leadership, decision-making, project management and
way beyond that.
- Be able to grasp what they have experienced during the two weeks to become a service
leader in their community in the future.
- Help spreading the necessity of being aware about cyberbullying issues to their
community during and after the project.
- Show commitment to potentially conduct a project on the topic of cyberbullying within
their school or workplace.
E. For Targeted High School Students:
- Receive full awareness on the root causes of cyberbullying and how to prevent it from
- Spread the knowledge they have received to their peers for a larger scale of overall
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Gain deep insights on the topic and practice it, not just keep it inside their mind. F. For
Project Partners:
Play a contribution in spreading awareness and knowledge about cyberbullying locally
and beyond this.
Take part in transforming the local community into a place where cyberbullying
awareness matters.
IV. Approach
Project Myanmar 2019: Cyberbullying Awareness aims to transform potential youths into
effective service leaders and distribute the knowledge, causes, and prevention regarding risks faced
by cyber platform users. In order to reach what we want to achieve, we have planned a three-step
approach that must be followed and executed properly to ensure the effectiveness of our project
objectives. These three steps are divided into the Planning Stage, Execution Stage, and Future
Implementation Stage.
Planning Stage
During the planning stage, the main responsibilities are under the project leaders and core
team members, with some assistance from selected mentors and mentees. In order to ensure that
this process is going on the right track, both project leaders must work closely with their chosen
core team members on four main components of this project, which include logistics, human
resources, document and media, and finance. Selected core team members can choose the roles
that they are specialized in or believe they would excel at.
After the selection of approximately 8 passionate mentors for this project, those mentors
will be assigned into three main teams based on their mentioned strengths and weaknesses in the
application form. These three teams include mentee recruitment teams, leadership and curriculum
team, and local logistics and finance team for the project. The assigned teams will need to work
collaboratively as a team and with other teams as well in order to ensure that the project will be
fully prepared on all factors before the D-day begins. It is also important to realize that the project
leaders and core team members will be there to assist the mentors with their work progress.
Execution Stage
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Mentor Training Component
Similar to other SEALNet projects, there will be a three-day mentor training and project
planning prior to the arrival of the mentees. This mentor training is very essential to all selected
mentors because it aims to teach them the skills in facilitating and managing the project, mentoring
and leading their upcoming assigned mentees, and raising the awareness of a social issue as a
service leader. Besides receiving these trainings, mentors are also expected to to start planning on
what they want to conduct for their mentees, regarding the leadership and service components of
this project. Like the planning stage, the core team members and project leaders will also
participate in helping with the progress of the mentors’ planning process as well.
Mentee Training Component
This project will also be divided into leadership-focused training and service training and
planning for the selected mentees. The result that we want the mentees to get from the leadership
training is mainly on how to be an effective leader in terms of leading yourself and other people.
This can be achieved through the execution of finalized curriculum designed by the mentors, which
will contain talks and discussions on various components of leadership, team building SLEs
(Structured Learning Experiences), sharing one-on-one session between matched mentors and
mentees, and workshop conducted by both core team members and mentors.
Meanwhile, we aim the mentees to be fully aware of the ongoing issues of cyberbullying
in Myanmar, Cambodia and their originated nations in which we focus mainly on its root causes,
its effects on teenagers and young adults, and how to bring awareness, advocate and prevent this
problem from worsening in this society. This can be achieved through the same process as the
leadership component, plus a community project and experience sharing sessions from all
members in this project on the topic of cyberbullying.
It is important to know that all mentors will be assigned to mentor the recruited mentees.
This will be done in a one-on-one mentorship approach because we believe that mentees would be
able to convey what they have bottled up inside their mind to their assigned mentors effectively in
that way. Moreover, it would be a great opportunity for the mentors to learn from the mentees and
vice versa, regarding their experience in leadership and cyberbullying.
Another important beneficiary is our targeted high school students. During the execution
of our community project, we will make sure that the students will receive all the information
needed regarding cyberbullying issues so that it will be beneficial for them to protect themselves
against any cyberbullying cases, spread the importance of this issue to their peers, and build their
passion in this social issue for any of their plans in the future.
Future Implementation Stage
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The same as other social issues, spreading awareness and advocating for cyberbullying
(potential) victims should not end after the last day of Project Myanmar 2019: Cyberbullying
Awareness. The core team will engage the mentees and mentors to implement their own post
projects in their nations at their university, workplace or community. More importantly, we want
them to be the role model of anti-cyberbullying advocates where young people in their ages can
look up to them and follow their footsteps. The project leaders and core team members would also
continue to show support on reaching the goal of a society where each and every individual is safe
from cyberbullying.
V. Local Partners/Companies:
Confirmed partners/organizations:
1. ACCTC Myanmar: Guest Speaker(s)
ACCTC Myanmar is the Awareness Campaign of Cyber Crime & Transnational Crime
Myanmar. They target to give awareness regarding fake news, cyberbullying and cyber
crime in general that occur virtually. ACCTC Myanmar will help our project in terms of
giving workshops to mentors, mentees and targeted high school students about
cyberbullying awareness and how to prevent it from happening. (Has confirmed to
collaborate if the final project proposal is accepted.)
2. Myanmar STEM Education Association (MSEA): Guest Speaker(s)
Myanmar STEM Education Association (MSEA) is a non-profit social enterprise that
works with schools, universities, educators and industrial experts, aiming to contribute to
the Myanmar National Education Reform. They will help us in giving trainings to the
mentees and connecting us to the high school where we will implement the community
project during our project timeline.
(Has confirmed to collaborate if the final project proposal is accepted.)
Other Contacting Partners/Organizations
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1. Engineering For Kids Myanmar: Guest Speaker(s)
Engineering For Kids in Myanmar is an innovative educational program from the United
States, bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to children in fun
and challenging ways.
2. Fact R Fake: Media Partner
Fact R Fake aims to raise greater awareness among Cambodians, regarding the issue of
fake news and media manipulation found on social media, through workshops and
It is important to know that we will contact more potential project partners and sponsors
who might be interested in helping our project after we have completely finished our proposal.
VI. Curriculum
Service Component
1. Cyber Bullying Discussions
Recruited mentees are expected to possess some knowledge in cyber issues, mostly about
cyberbullying. The service component is intended for them to be ready in spreading what
they have learned throughout the trainings to our less fortunate targeted high school
students who are at much higher risk of being exposed to cyberbullying. These trainings
during the service sessions contain lectures and workshops from professionals about safe
ways to use the Internet, cyber protection and security, and ethical manners as an internet
user. Mentees will use what they are equipped with to implement their own community
development project and hold discussion sessions with the vulnerable high school students
during the community project days and even after the project has come to an end.
2. Organizational Visits and Talks
Mentees and targeted high school students will be given information about partnership
organizations working for the promotion of cyber awareness including ACCTC Myanmar
and Myanmar STEM Education Association (MSEA). These organizations are very
important channels for us to help convey our messages about the topics of cyberbullying
awareness and preventions to our beneficiaries as they will have a chance to visit these
organizations and learn from the experts there. They will also be given knowledge about
cyber-related laws and regulations as well, which is a topic that all Burmeses should have
a clear understanding about.
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3. Community Project for Our Targeted High Schools
It is expected for all PM19 participants to proactively prepare and participate in our
community project towards the end of our journey. During the community project, they
will be all equipped with both service and leadership skills and as well as the needed
knowledge on cyberbullying to effectively share to those high school students through
workshops and activities to raise awareness and advocacy for cyberbullying.
Leadership Component
1. Leadership and Team building
Mentees will be given trainings and workshops on leadership and they will have a chance
to find their leadership styles and working personalities. Since they will be working
together throughout the whole project, they will be given team building activities as well
in order to build stronger bonds between other mentees and their mentors and to bring
positive vibes to the project.
2. Project Management Skill
Not only the leadership and service skills, but mentees will also be equipped with project
management skill. It is one of the most important skills for them to know as they will later
be implementing their own post-projects. They will be given trainings and workshops
under this topic and get the proper knowledge of the importance requirements in
implementing their own post project.
VII. Project Timeline and Project Schedule:
Finalize core team and PM
Early January
Prepare Mentor Recruitment
Prepare Promotional Materials
& Create FB Pages
Jan - Feb
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Contact more project partners
and sponsorships
Release of mentor application
form & promotion
Plan for any logistical needs
Interview of mentors
Selection of mentors
Mentor info package release,
intro to project & expectation
Jan - Apr
3rd week of Feb
Feb - April
3rd - 4th week of
2nd week of April
2nd week of April
Prepare mentee application
3rd - 4th week of Apr
Contact media partners
1st week of May
Mentee application released &
1st - 2nd week of May
Mentee interview
3rd - 4th week of May
Mentee selection &
package release (with HR help)
1st & 2nd week of
Finalize venues & materials
Mentor curriculum planning
June - July
Project Proper
July - Aug
Post-Project Evaluation
Post-Project Report Writing
August - September
Post-Project Outreach
Project Leaders
Human Resources
Documentation & Media
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Whole Core Team
Draft Agenda
Day 1
Local project leader and core team members logistical finalization
Day 2
Arrival of Cambodian PL and core team members, alongside with all
mentors / Team building activities / Introduction to SEALNet and
welcoming session
Day 3
Mentors Training (Leadership & service component)
Day 4
Mentors Training, Planning and Finalization of curriculum
Day 5
Mentees Check-in, Meeting and Introduction session.
Day 6
Expectation Setting, Training & Lectures on Leadership
Day 7
Service Trainings and Workshops from experts
Day 8
Planning for Community project/ Talks about Cyber Awareness/
Further Trainings
Day 9
Organizational Visits/ Planning Session
Day 10
Project Management Training/ Lecture and Talks from partner
Day 11
Final Planning, Presentation about Community project plans & Team
sharing session
Day 12
Community Project Implementation
Day 13
Evaluation/ Closing Gala Dinner/ Sustainability plan
Day 14
Mentees Send off/ Core team debriefing
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VIII. Team Structure
For this project, there will be approximately 24 members that make up the entire human
resources component of this project. The team structure will be clearly divided and explained in
more details below:
SEALNet Project Myanmar 2019: Cyberbullying Awareness Team Structure
Co-Project Leaders
Core Team Members
Professional Mentors
Mentors (Recruited)
Mentees (Recruited)
Zay Yar Naing
Phanith Ketekun
Khunhtun Yin (Contacting)
Human Resources
Sok Panha David (Contacting)
Document & Media
Keo Chan Malis (Contacting)
Myat Noe Zin Min (Contacting)
Vongrathayuth Hingphith (Contacting)
Ziggy Nemenzo (Contacting)
Mentee Recruitment
Leadership & Curriculum
Logistical and Finance
All Burmese (Preferably university students (17 - 20))
+ Project Leaders for Project Myanmar 2019: Cyberbullying Awareness are Zay Yar Naing (18)
from Myanmar and Ketekun Phanith (21) from Cambodia.
+ Core Team Members for this project are expected to consist of 4 members (2 Cambodians and
2 Burmese) (tentative) in which we are at the stage of contacting all of them and waiting for
their confirmation.
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Logistics: The main responsibilities would include preparing and arranging any facilities
or supplies needed to be done throughout the three steps of the project.
Human resources: The main responsibilities would include preparing for mentor
recruitment documents, leading the mentor recruitment process, sending and requesting
any necessary documents to and from the selected mentors and mentees, and assisting the
mentors with mentee recruitment.
Document and Media: The main responsibilities would revolve around preparing all
needed documents, spreading the project’s awareness and outreach through both social
media platforms and face-to-face communication, and being active on the media side of
the project (photography, posters, fundraising video, etc.).
Finance: The main responsibilities include updating the financial side of the project,
working on the financial documents that are needed to be submitted during post-project
period, and ensuring that the project is financially sustained.
+ Professional Mentors for this project are expected to be comprised of 2 individuals (a
Cambodian and a Filipino) in which we are also on the stage of contacting them. Their main
responsibilities would include providing advices and trainings to PLs, core teams and mentors,
ensuring that the project is executed in a professional manner, helping out with the trainings
and SLEs during the project period, and guiding us towards our project’s goals.
+ Mentors for this project will be solely recruited by the project leaders and core team members
and we expect to select mentors from various Southeast Asian nations although we expect that
the majority will be from Myanmar.
Mentee Recruitment: There will probably be three mentors being put in this team. They
will need to work together collaboratively in order to prepare mentee recruitment
application form, posters and content, choosing shortlisted applicants, conducting online
interviews with them, keeping in touch with the mentees until the project today, and
executing mentor-and-mentee matching. Core team members, especially project leaders
and HR person, will be there to guide them with all the process.
Leadership & Curriculum: There will probably be three mentors being put in this team.
They will need to work together collaboratively in order to develop the activities and
curriculum that are parallel with the leadership and service components of the project and
conduct them to the chosen mentees during the project. Project leaders will be there to help
supporting with their planning process.
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Local logistics & Finance: There will probably be two mentors being put in this team in
which all of them are local Burmese. They will work together on further planning on all
necessary logistical items and financing the project’s revenues and expenses, with the help
of project leaders, sponsorship & finance team, and logistical preparation team.
+ Mentees for this project will be recruited by the mentors themselves, with guidance from the
core team. We expect to recruit 8 potential Burmese are passionate in advocating for and/or
spreading awareness about anti-cyberbullying, developing themselves into better individuals,
and contributing back what they learn to the society.
IX. Sustainability Plan
For this project to be successfully sustainable, there are two main components that we
should consider. These two elements include post-project plans and personal advocacy for
cyberbullying issues.
On the side of post-project, the participants are expected to conduct a follow-up project or
any form of campaign at their university, workplace or community after the project ends on the
topic of cyberbullying. This is done to ensure that the impacts from the project will still be there
even after they have returned to their hometowns. It is also important to emphasize on the point
the the post-projects or campaigns are not mandatory tasks, but more like recommended action
plan that members from Project Myanmar 2019 should execute. Furthermore, this is also done to
spread out the knowledge and awareness to more and more people as we believe that it will be a
situation where everyone benefits from this. In the case of guidance, the project leaders and/or core
team members will open for any ideas for the plans that our mentors/mentees have, but we will do
the review and check on their ideas if we are needed. Then, we will help with giving them advice
and strategies for their project planning and executing process.
Another point about the post-project or campaign to consider is that Burmese members in
this project can also do a follow-up session on our targeted high school a while after the project
ends. This is important because we want to know how much the students have absorbed the
knowledge about cyberbullying from our conducted community project and to see how we can be
an aid for them in the near future. Since we expect our those high school students to be insightfully
aware on this social topic and know how to protect themselves and their peers from facing verbal
attack through social media platforms, this makes the follow-up plan even more necessary.
Moreover, it is crucial to follow up with the project’s stakeholders for the sake of future
collaboration on sustainable projects related to cybersecurity or in any other fields they decide to
do. These points also prove to be helpful for the local mentors and mentees who plan to lead the
projects on their own in the future as well.
The second and most important point that we want all the members to focus on regarding
the project’s sustainability is to remain proactive and passionate in spreading cognizance and
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advocating for cybersecurity issues in general as we believe that it all starts with a like-minded
group of advocates fighting for what they are passionate in to change in order for the community
or even the world to become knowledgeable about what types of causes, effects, and preventions
are out there for this topic. By achieving this, we will be able to ensure that everyone in our
community deserves the right to be safe from dangers imposed by harsh contents and remarks
received from online bullies and anonymous entities in this World Wide Web era.
X. Financial Proposal
In order for this project to come into life, the component that we should never forget is that
financial side. The same as other previous SEALNet projects, we have come up with expected
expenses that we will need to make throughout the three stages of the project. This would be
discussed in more details through the budget plan table shown below.
Cost Per Unit (USD)
Total (USD)
Accommodation (PLs, CTMs,
PMs & Mentors)
Training Venue
Food (Lunch)
T-Shirts and Token
Other possible expenses
Total Costs
XI. Fundraising
As a traditional SEALNet summer project, Project Myanmar 2019: Cyberbullying
Awareness is a project where we all start with nothing except a social issue that two project co15
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leaders have in their mind and want to tackle it together. Therefore, we will need help from various
channels to generate our revenue needed to run this project successfully.
One major method of revenue generation for our project, which makes up around two-third
of the total revenue needed to earn to cover the expenses, is through traditional SEALNet
fundraising challenge that all project leaders, members, mentors and mentees need to participate
in. We expect them to raise funds through any forms of outreach they can such as through pitching
the projects to people who share the same interest as them, promoting the cause of project to those
who have experienced this, selling DIY products or any other forms they can think of. Therefore,
our goals for fundraising would be:
- Both project leaders are expected to fundraise a minimum of 400 USD each.
- All four core team members are expected to fundraise a minimum of 200 USD each.
- All eight recruited mentors are expected to fundraise a minimum of 100 USD each.
- All eight recruited mentees are expected to fundraise a minimum of 25 USD each.
However, it should be noted that we would be only able to raise around 2,600 USD if all
members actually reach the fundraising minimum requirement. Therefore, we have also come up
with other methods of revenue generation as listed below:
● Formal funding from organizations that we can approach.
● Financial and in-kind support from partnership organizations.
● Online crowdfunding channels
● Pitching sessions with SEALNet project leader and member alumni
● Public promotion about the project in cybersecurity-related events
● Fundraising event that will go along with project leaders and/or core team members
sharing sessions about their experiences
● Budget plan adjustment to make sure we are financially capable of executing the project.
XII. Success Measurement & Expected Outcome
In order to measure the success of our project that will meet or even exceed our expected
outcome, we have listed the points that we will use to evaluate how successful our ongoing
progress and overall results are:
We would consider that our project is a successful one when:
● The core team members, mentees and mentors can work together harmoniously and
collaboratively to organize the project and grow individually and collectively throughout
the entire project.
● All mentors are able to help their mentees in planning for and executing their assigned
community projects and possibly post-projects as well.
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● All mentees are capable of insightfully understanding the importance of cyberbullying
cases both in Myanmar and Cambodia.
● All mentees are equipped with given skills related to service leadership and project
● We manage to inspire the local Burmese mentees to take part more actively in SEALNet
community and possibly form their own SEALNet Club Myanmar.
● All the participants understand their roles and to become active citizens by participating in
this project regarding cyberbullying awareness.
● The knowledge received during the project will be transformed into a change for the better
in the society, regardless the size of its impact.
● All members manage to cooperatively support and help each other out on any matter
throughout this two-week project.
● All or at least most of the project mentors and mentees have plans in their mind of what
form of post-project they want to conduct by the time the project comes to an end.
● Local core team members, mentors and mentees manage to come up with future plans to
contact with the local community.
● Our project receives adequate financial and emotional support from our partners, sponsors,
stakeholders and the public.
XIII. SWOT Analysis
After going in some details about the goals and missions of our project, we decide to create
a SWOT analysis to see what makes our project go smoothly, he points that we need to work on
for this project, the potential determinators that will help us moving towards success, and the
imposed obstacles or dangers that can disrupt the progress and execution of this project. It will be
explained in more details below.
We were mentors in the same SEALNet project last year in which we managed to learn a
lot from each other.
We have similar working ethics in which we are both active, determined and adaptable
individuals when it comes to work.
We manage to compromise with a topic that we both share our passion and interest in.
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We both have not taken the position of leading a SEALNet project or being in a core team
before so there might be some qualities that we might be lacking.
We both are busy with our academic and professional fields, which might cause us to face
some difficulty in completing all the required tasks immediately.
We have had some difficult time in researching for statistical data about cyberbullying on
Burmese high school students since Myanmar is not a country that is rich in research data
and documental resources.
This would be a suitable social issue to be tackled, considering that we all now live in the
technological era.
We already have contacted and get accepted from some of our potential project partners
and sponsors at this early stage as some of them show interest in the problem that we plan
to solve.
We have identified and contacted all core team members and professional mentors who are
in the thinking process of joining our project once we get selected.
We live in different countries and slightly different time zones, which make face-to-face
meetings before the project almost impossible.
We might have some difficulty to fulfill the financial side of this project as we want to
focus on quality of the project rather than number of participants, which is considered as
our major source of revenue.
As busy individuals, communication might be our main barrier at least at one point during
the project although we are really active in terms of working with each other virtually.
XIV. Project Leaders’ Biographies
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I am Zay Yar, a third year law student from
University of Yangon. I have had a keen interest on
promoting cyber awareness in my country and I think it is
now time that we come together to tackle this issue and
start promoting awareness of it in order to prevent the
further threats and causes of this issue. I also believe in
myself that I have now become capable of serving as a coproject leader and take this very important role to solve
this big issue.
Personal Growth
After joining SEALNet, I could feel the dynamic changes in my abilities as a leader and as
a change maker. Is it surely a life-changing experience and I will try my best to experience the
taste of it once again so that I can share the flavor of it back to my community.
SEALNet Growth
As a SEALNutter, all I want to do is to serve all my best to the SEALNet community as
SEALNet helps me to become a better person and leader. Moreover, it is my gratitude to serve
back for my community.
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I am Ketekun, a junior majoring in Business Finance at
American University of Phnom Penh. As an individual
who have experienced bullying at a young age and have
seen cyber attack cases becoming indifferent in
Cambodia, I believe that Cambodia still have a low
awareness level regarding this topic. I think that the most
vulnerable group of people in this case is high school
students and that cyberbullying awareness must be
conducted on them to alleviate this problem in the society.
And I would say I am definitely ready to take a role as a
co-project leader for Project Myanmar: Cyberbullying Awareness.
Personal Growth
I would say I start to believe in my own ability to lead a social project and contribute back
to the society on the topic that I am deeply passionate in after joining a SEALNet project last year.
By this, I want to test my self-limit and apply my gained soft skills from previous projects into a
more concrete event like this. For three points that I hope to gain from this opportunity, I would
choose enhancing my knowledge about cyberbullying, applying the learned theory into practical
actions, and fulfilling my passion collectively.
SEALNet Growth
Personally, I believe that my previous experience with SEALNet, my passion on this social
project, and my potential as a servant leader are sufficient to further enhance the SEALNet
community for the better. Meanwhile, I believe that cyberbullying awareness would be an
empowering addition to social issues needed to be tackled in Southeast Asia as we currently live
in a world where virtual risks can happen at anytime and on anyone.
XV. Additional Questions Regarding the Project
What is the biggest gap in your proposal that needs to be addressed?
We think that the biggest gap in our proposal that needs to be addressed is the exact location
in Yangon for our conducted community project and training venue. We also believe that this needs
to be specified as soon as possible so that we can move on to plan the logistical part that will
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parallel with our budget capability, alongside with the human resources and partnership sides as
What are your expectations for this project?
Our expectations for the project are that the mentees, mentors and the co-project leaders
will have a cooperative working atmosphere, inspire the local people to take part in current and
future SEALNet projects, and implement this project successfully together as a complete team.
How will you work together as co-leaders?
We were both mentors in the Project Philippines 2018 and were both in the same working
team during the pre-project preparation. Moreover, we were also roommates during the entire
project when we got to know about each other much better. Additionally, as mentioned in the
SWOT analysis, our working styles are quite similar in which it further emphasizes our synergy
on working towards the same goal for this project.
How can your mentors help you in planning and execution of the project?
Mentors play an extremely important part in this project as we, only co-project leaders,
cannot handle everything at the same time. We need helping hands from other potential young
leaders as well. The recruited mentors are those who have the qualities of leaders, but still need to
be further polished and also have basic knowledge about cyberbullying. Therefore, they would be
very helpful in planning for and implementing this project.