THE CHANDOS FOUNDATION

Peace through understanding and cooperation

THE CHANDOS FOUNDATION

Working for a better world through the arts 

and without awarding grants




"I never ever ever forget that you sowed the seeds"

DOMINIC ELIOT
Chair of 'Street Trees For Living'
An initiative founded by Anthony Russell, as 'Brockley Street Trees', in Lewisham, South London
to promote social cohesion & a better environment
through planting & managing street trees.


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"I have known Anthony Russell for a number of years. We met at a performance of my play The Lady of Burma, staged as part of the Brighton Festival.


I told him of my intention to answer Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's call to UK universities to engage with the reformation of the Burmese higher education system. I also shared the fact that I was finding it very difficult. Anthony took the trouble to mention my efforts to Mr Kevin McKenzie, the director of the British Council in Myanmar.  This led to an introduction and then to Mr McKenzie accepting an invitation to attend the first Myanmar seminar at Goldsmiths. Mr McKenzie's presence ensured the Warden and his senior colleagues also attended. 


Since this time, I have had growing support from the college and I am certain that none of this would have been possible without Anthony's timely intervention. I will always be grateful. We now are on the verge of running joint projects in Mandalay and Yangon with the National University of the Arts and Culture."


RICHARD SHANNON

Playwright, director and lecturer, Chair of the Myanmar Group at Goldsmiths College (working to create links arts organisations and universities in Myanmar). 

He was also the writer/director of The Lady of Burma,

 which premiered at London's Old Vic.



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"My gratitude to you is immense! I am so pleased you never lost faith that the organisation would get off the ground. Everything happens for a reason . . . I really enjoy your company and I am very glad to know that you have 10 accredited lectures under your belt, which will make you a regular speaker, I am sure."



HOLLY VENEMAN  
As Business Development Manager of Blevins Franks Financial Management Ltd. in the Balearic Isles, Holly hosted the 'taster' lectures given by Anthony Russell in Mallorca & Menorca in October 2017. The intention is to set up affiliate societies for the The Arts Society there.


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"Thank you so much . . . It is very nice to hear that you bring our plight to Parliament. We highly appreciate your concern about us and our country.  The situation of Rohingya is deteriorating day by day.  We are helpless in Burma. But I still hoping from Daw Aung San Su Kyi as you said."


WAI WAI NU


Director of the Women's Peace Network Arakan (an organization that conducts training to promote better understanding between the Rohingya and Rakhine peoples in western Burma). Also the co-founder of Justice for Women, a network of women lawyers providing legal aid to Burmese women.


         With Tun Khin, president of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) in Westminster Hall  (2013)


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