To provide self-reliant human development in which the people are able to satisfy their needs, enjoy human rights and live in dignity.
Our mission is to serve the communities of the peoples of Burma (Myanmar) by providing resources, experience, opportunities, relief and enhancing self-help.
The aspiration of the local communities will drive our mission which we shall pursue with dedication and compassion to achieve the outcome they deserve.
Australia Burma Community Development Network Inc (ABCD Network) was established in Sydney in November 2007 for the purpose of providing assistance to the communities of the people of Burma/Myanmar in the areas of aid, welfare and development.
One of our core values is to promote community unity and provide support whenever possible.
Over the years, ABCD Network was actively involved in various humanitarian and community projects including:
ABCD Network is registered as a charitable non-profit organization and operating under the Associations Act. ABCD Network holds Charitable Fundraising Authority with Income tax exempt charity status.
Who We Are
“Aspire to make a Difference”
In memory of Mr Dennis Jackson (The First president ), who was a man of immaculate integrity, a “leader by example” for all current and previous Executive Committee Members of ABCD Network.
All Executive Committee members are volunteers with common vision of assisting Myanmar People in need.
Acting Executive Committee members – 2021
Mr Sai Thaung
Ms Chelser Lwin
Mr William Tan
Mr Zaw Win Naing
Mr Sam Lwin (Public Officer)
Mr Zarni Lwin Oo
Ms Elli Tan
Mr Eugene Quah
Ms Melinda Tun
Mr Zaw Htoo Aung
What We Do (2021)
Following the 2021 Myanmar Military Coup, many of us from different organisations within Australia have been desperate to help the people of Myanmar. A large cross section of the Australian Myanmar community organisations wanting to help span different ethnic groups, religions, professions, student groups and generations. In acting swiftly upon hearing news of the coup, our extended Myanmar Australian community mobilised and organised various activities and events (such as protests, CDM fundraising, lobbying, and candlelight vigils etc) to send a clear and loud message to the people of Myanmar that the world is watching and that we will help make their voices heard.
Despite our best efforts, intentions and campaigning, the public awareness of Myanmar’s plight, in particular the lack of Australian government response is unsatisfactory in comparison to countries such as Korea, and Japan. We feel that a collaborative Australian Myanmar community effort will strengthen public awareness of the plight of Myanmar and will be a more powerful tool to achieve our common goals.
ABCD Network hopes that our website will be utilised as a platform and resource to connect different community groups, organisations and individuals to plan, promote events, raise funds, and promote Myanmar voice and cause effectively.