Our Work

GWM is focused on delivering lasting development support to local partner organisations and, sustainably, to local communities. We intentionally work under the umbrella of community development within five key focus areas of education, health, livelihoods, peacebuilding and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

GWM Who We Are

Projects are delivered via one of three approaches – with GWM as the implementing partner (ie major stakeholder), as a collaborating partner, or solely as a donor. This is underpinned by our development philosophy that sustainability demands local ownership.

While much of GWM’s work is project based, there is a risk common to many grassroots organisations that projects fail to work toward broader goals – ie that siloed project management overlooks potential synergy. Through analysing past performance and progress, we have defined our value proposition in order to understand the factors critical to a meaningful, long-term development contribution: GWM adds value to communities and individuals, and to the breadth of existing local and international NGOs, through differentiation as a lean, specialist, grassroots connector.

GWM currently has programs or projects in:

  • Yangon Division (primary)
  • Mandalay Division
  • Rakhine State
  • Chin State
  • Magway Division



"Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, for I shall not pass this way again"

~John Wesley