Why Colours of Life?
Cornelia Heine, founder
It is my desire to give something back. I want to use the privileges, resources, networks and skills that I have been given or have acquired over time to create something with a lasting positive impact.
Against this background, I decided to create Colours of Life: An organization that awards study grants to young adults from poor backgrounds. At the same time, we contribute to the social development of Myanmar's society, because the scholarship holders commit themselves to put their acquired knowledge to the service of society.
The name originates from the philosophy of the astrophysicist Tom Chi. According to this philosophy every human being has a spectrum of colours on his "palette of being". With these colours, he or she paints his/her very own and unique picture of life. Some colours are inherited collectively, others we gain in the course of life: through skills that we learn, connections that we understand or events that we experience. For me, the possibility to complete a university course or training represents an enrichment of colours on the "palette of being". And with new colours, we are able to create the picture of the world in a livelier, colourful and peaceful way. New colours. New perspectives.