education should be accessible for everyone

Our Approach

We provide scholarships


Colours of Life strives to enable Myanmar students from marginalized background to pursue their higher education.

Our Vision

is to transform the lives of Myanmar’s disadvantaged young adults though higher education . We wish to contribute to a society where access to education is possible for everyone and not constrained by financial or social circumstances.

Our Mission

 is to establish an easily accessible scholarship fund in Myanmar.


We raise funds to support our first student for his or her university course starting in December  2020. We plan to provide full scholarship for tuition and living expenses for the duration of his or her studies. Once the student is selected payment of the scholarship is done on a monthly basis and only in accordance with continuous proof of study. The recipient will also be asked to post regularly about his or her progress on our website.

Selection principles

Colours of Life supports young adults who are ambitious to bring forward social change or contribute to the progress in their home communities. Applicants should be under 30 years and have a high school diploma formally enabling them to access universities in Myanmar. Our selection principles are amongst other based on the following:

We would like to support people who would not be able to finance their studies or training financially on their own and thus give them a chance for a promising future.

We also particularly support young adults who are socially committed and who show that they would like to use what they have learned in one way or another to drive social change forward – whether it be peace building, strengthening civil society or improving medical care.

We expect our scholarship holders to regularly document the progress of their eductation or training in the form of reports and interviews.

Who We Are

We are a group of friends who share the same passion towards Myanmar and its people and want to contribute to positive change and create lasting opportunities. We met living and working in Yangon and witnessed how challenging the access to higher education is for so many. Colours of Life was created with the aim to enable those to study who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so. We believe that the skills, knowledge and confidence that come with completing a degree or course will enable our recipients to raise their quality of life and make a positive impact on their community.


Cornelia Heine

Founder, Board of Directors

Thomas Preischl

Founder, Board of Directors

Celia Hulin

Scholarship Coordinator

Carine Le Port

Scholarship Coordinator
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela

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