Vision and Mission


BHN's telecommunication support protects safety and security

"BHN" stands for "Basic Human Needs",that is, fundamental requirements to be satisfied for people to live a decent life. We believe that “information” (such as data, news, knowledge, and communication) is also one of these Basic Human Needs. So, we have adopted BHN as the name of our organization. We are working to provide support to all people in remote villages, disaster-stricken areas, and evacuee camps to access the information they need.

  • BHN's Vision

    We aim for everyone in the world, regardless of their environment or situation, to have access to necessary information and want to create a society that provides safety and security for all people.

  • BHN's Mission

    By utilizing ICT, we aim to provide safety, security, and relief for people in developing countries and disaster areas, improve their living environment, and help solve social issues.

  • Three Core Pillars of Activity


The Story of BHN's Support

BHN's technological support enabled sustainable environment.

  • Students studied using shared candles before BHN's support arrived.

    The situation before BHN’s assistance arrived

    Many people in Myanmar were placed in harsh living conditions because of many years of civil conflict. Without electricity, children used to study by candlelight.
  • This support allowed them to study independently in the dormitory with electricity.

    How BHN’s support began

    A ceasefire agreement between the government of Myanmar and eight Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO) in 2015 enabled the delivery of support to previously closed off areas.
  • A family sits together and watches TV using solar electricity.

    An overview of BHN’s support

    With the help of staff trained in technology, BHN partnered with other organizations and started(Phase 1) to install solar power and LED lights for 1,570 homes in 15 villages in the EAO areas. With the help of solar power, villagers can have light in their homes at any time. There have been many favorable comments about the project (e.g., at night, children can study; people can make bamboo baskets under the lights; villagers can get together and chat easily.)
  • BHN trained village "Electricians" who can do maintenance works.

    Also, it used to be difficult to find the required light to respond when a child suddenly became ill at night, but today parents can act quickly, and it has become easy to cook breakfast early in the morning because of the light bulbs in the kitchen. We hear many words of appreciation like these.
    A maintenance committee made up of villagers was created and trained to ensure continued use of the equipment. This created a foundation for residents to operate and maintain the equipment on their own and continue using electricity.

Supports you can do

BHN aims to improve the living conditions and solve social issues by utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) to protect the safety and security of people in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas in Japan and overseas. For this reason, we need the kind support and cooperation of many people. BHN offers a wide range of people, of all ages and from all walks of life, the opportunity to contribute their enthusiasm, their strengths, and their accumulated experience in a variety of ways. BHN invites you to participate in BHN activities in a way that suits you.