SVS has been established in 2008 just after Cyclone Nargis, with the initial purpose of Emergency Humanitarian response towards the cyclone victims in Delta. We have made these responses in terms of emergency water and sanitation and hygiene, emergency livelihoods supports, as well as psycho-social supports to the affected community in the aftermath of the disasters.
During recovery period after the emergency responses, we have aimed our goals to ensure community development providing supports and knowledge relating in the sectors that we have explored as in need and also according the resource we could have mobilized. The sectors we have been working are water and sanitation and hygiene, public health promotion, agriculture and livelihoods development, environment and disaster risk reduction, education and child protection.
Now having reflected our works and achievements we have made in past 10 years, we are aware of that this is the time to realize how SVS would be able to maximize our capacity to serve our Myanmar society the best based on the strengths, skills and learning we have accumulated through our experiences. Thus, we have developed this strategy through an envisioning of our future based on the values we shared among others, reflection and learning on our past works and experiences, and a thorough analysis of both internal and external situations of SVS. We aim to bring about the development of our Myanmar society by applying the best of our skills and experiences as well as with the potential capacity and performance we would continue to create. Therefore, we believe that this strategic plan would convene SVS an opportunity to enhance its momentum of services with potential quality and productivity towards the development of Myanmar society.