New Myanmar Leadership Institute: forming leaders with competence and compassion

Sr Sisca is part of the faculty at Myanmar Leadership Institute (MLI), a newly set up educational institution as an initiative of the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles Bo, and the Myanmar Jesuits.

MLI aspires to form a generation of leaders who will lead with competence and serve with compassion, seeing leadership through the lens of social justice. “After many decades of darkness, Myanmar needs good leaders who will lead us to the light,” said Cardinal Bo, who had entrusted to the Jesuits his dream of setting up a leadership institute in the country. “This Institute has been long in planning, and I am most grateful to the Jesuit fathers for taking up my invitation and request,” he said.  “We want [MLI] to be a training ground for persons who will go out and lead with courage and frankness in all spheres of community and public life and service.” (Read more about the formal opening on 14 November.)

The institute combines the values and insight of the Dharmachakra’s “Eightfold Path” with foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and draws on the 500-year Jesuit tradition of organisation, decision making and education.

The MLI core team: Dr Joseph Antony Jacob SJ (Director), Dr Mark Labuntog, Sr Sisca Setiati FCJ, Ma Assumpta Mun Pi, Fr Mark Raper SJ and Fr Maurus Irsan Rimawal SJ. Photo:

For further details of this new initiative please see these links: