The central approach of ActionAid in Myanmar is supporting local organisations through intensive training and deployment of ‘change-makers’ (youth leaders) in target communities. Change makers mobilise and organise local communities and facilitate their analysis of community problems, and to undertake participatory planning, promote democratic norms and forms of decision-making, mobilise community resources (including that of local government), and facilitate the implementation of community prioritised action points. This is a non-prescriptive, needs/rights driven program, where potential achievements are diverse and span a range of areas including social cohesion, community capacity building and organizing, education, health, livelihoods, infrastructure, environment, and women’s empowerment, with an equally wide range of activities within each thematic area. ActionAid believes that change doesn’t happen as and when development agencies want it to happen. Different opportunities present themselves to different communities at different times. By investing over a long period of time in young, motivated, capable individuals (Fellows), who come from and live in the village itself, opportunities can be seized to engage in the processes of community driven change.