These past two weeks were busy ones at Proximity. Nearly 400 staff traveled from all corners of Myanmar to gather in Yangon for our Annual Meeting. It’s a key time of reflection for our organization, during which we leverage our collective viewpoints and the individual, localized knowledge of each of our field staff members to strategize for the coming year. The intense days of discussion and training were followed by three days of bonding, as all of us piled into eight buses to spend the weekend in scenic Bagan.
We battled monkeys in Mt. Popa, learned the value of iterating in design by balancing marshmallows on spaghetti, competed against each other in relay races, and visited many a historic pagoda. Proximity’s annual talent show saw the return of several classic acts including the sweet tunes of Ma Moe Moe Kaing and the cross-dressing prowess of Ko Kyaw Zeya, as well as a performance by a promising Proximity Bhangra Troupe. All of the teams were encouraged to join the talent show, and several even created clever skits to explain the ins and outs of their work to the rest of the staff. Not to mention, all of the staff joined in on the latest interation of Proximity's product and services dance. Picture 400 people doing the 'water basket' dance move in unison; now that's some serious talent right there!