For me, this is an opportunity to encourage and inspire future leaders, and I’m looking at a future president. I really believe that given encouragement, these graduates will continue to transform Burma.”
– President George W. Bush
Launched in the U.S. in 2014
56 participants to date from Burma
Aim: To educate and empower leaders who are spearheading the consolidation of democracy and free markets in transitional societies
Scholars have included former political prisoners, a member of parliament, journalists, doctors, educators, women's right advocates, and other emerging leaders in civil society
While Burma remains on the path to democracy, its destination is not yet guaranteed. The preparation of young leaders is critical to the country's long-term success. The Liberty and Leadership Program seeks to equip young democracy advocates with the knowledge and skills needed to serve as tomorrow’s political and civil leaders.
The program received a net promoter score(NPS) of 82.
Two Scholars are now members of Burma's democratically-elected parliament, one was elected after participating in LLP.
saw significant growth in their level of inspiration.
agreed they are leaders in their country; 72% strongly agreed.
reported achieving significant progress in their personal leadership projects.
believed their sense of confidence or purpose as a leader changed since the program started.
82% experienced increased responsibilities and role changes since LLP.