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Burmese Young Leaders Inspired Ahead of Elections
The southeast Asian nation of Burma is set to hold nationwide multiparty elections on November 8, the first since 1990 when the country’s former military junta denied the opposition a landslide victory and put Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.
Amidst the intensifying election season, eighteen men and women participating in the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership Forum gathered in Yangon from October 8 to 11 to continue their training on the foundations of political and economic freedom. They also worked to refine personal leadership plans to advance democratic and social change.
Learn more about the beginning of the Young Leaders’ journey with the Liberty and Leadership Forum and their inspirational meeting in Dallas this summer with President George W. Bush and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Stay tuned next week for a series of blogs from our Young Leaders discussing the elections and their country’s future.
Mrs. Laura Bush's 2019 Summer Reading List for Kids
Recommended reading for elementary and intermediate readers.
Domestic Excellence: A Look Back at 2018
As we look back on 2018, we celebrate some of the top moments from the Bush Institute’s work in domestic excellence.
Rebuilding School Libraries in Puerto Rico
Scholastic's Darlene Vazquez recounts the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Maria and shares how the Laura Bush Foundation’s 2017 Disaster Relief grants have benefited school libraries and students.