Project preparation and feasibility study in Myanmar

The first Finnish International School in Myanmar

Polar Partners project management team conducted a Phase 1: Project preparation and feasibility study with the aim of assessing the viability of setting up and operating a Finnish International School in Myanmar.

Country: Myanmar
Actions:– Analysing the current education system
– Comprehensive PPEST-analysis market analysis and competitor analysis
Results:– The imminent need for an alternative, highly recognized curriculum to set a positive example of a student-centered learning and emphasis the 21st-century skills in the Myanmar education system
– Project plan for Phase 2: School design and set-up of Finnish International School Myanmar
Period:January 2021 – June 2021

Polar Partners team managed the feasibility study fully online 

The goal for Phase 1. Project preparation & Feasibility study is to create a broad understanding of the country and create a project plan for Phase 2: School design and set-up of the desired Finnish International School in Myanmar.

Our analysis was performed online, due to the global pandemic and traveling restrictions to Myanmar. Despite the situation, our team was able to conduct the study which included for example a PPEST-analysis with pedagogical, political, social, economic, and technological environment aspects, as well as market analysis and competitor analysis. The analysis was conducted via interviews with a wide range of stakeholders (national governmental institutions, national education institutions, NGOs, and the private sector), reviews of documents, and several workshops with the Client.

As a result, our team and the client gained a deeper understanding both in terms of the rationale for setting up the first Finnish International School (FIS) in Myanmar and the priorities, challenges, and added values for the future school. Our project management team created a timeline and budget framework for the school establishment process for Phase 2.