University Scholarships for Students from Burma

 
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Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 65,275 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 6th March 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 64,129 to scholarship awards.

 Selection and awards

Since the last report on 6th March, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 90.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 58 awards enabling 48 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 22 women and 26 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 25, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipient was as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Min

Age: 23

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Mon

Subject Studied: IELTS Preparation   

University: Kant Kaw Education Center

Award Amount: US$ 90

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 Min came from a nuclear family consisting only of her mother, father and two sisters. He had completed matriculation exam in 2007 and graduate bachelor degree in 2013 majoring in English. Min did a lot of work including both paid jobs and unpaid in history and onwards. He had also volunteered for Mon Conversation Club (MCC) in Yangon where he involved as an education team coordinator, assisted in fundraising and culture exchange, coordinated and facilitated reading club and conversation club with around twenty participants and taught general English to young adults. Moreover, he taught as well for Kayin University students group in Kayin state in 2012.  

 Min was so excited to get a partial support from Thabyay Education Foundation to attend the IELTS preparation. In his own word “I want to set up a well education system and worth social status. In specific, I am working for Myanmar’s relationships as an ambassador with the international countries”. 

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


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Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 64,761 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 6th March 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 63,692 to scholarship awards.

 Selection and awards

Since the last report on 24th December, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 423.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 57 awards enabling 47 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 22 women and 25 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 24, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipients were as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Moo

Age: 24

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: Social Sciences

University: Chiang Mai University  

Award Amount: US$ 423

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

 Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support 

us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


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Overview

 We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving. So far, we have raised a total of US$ 66,653 since the 1st September 2010 so we are well on our way to our target of US$ 99,000!

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 64,275 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 24th December 2014, we had disbursed approximately US$ 63,269 to scholarship awards.

 Selection and awards

 Since the last report on 12th October, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made three further awards totalling approximately US$ 493.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 56 awards enabling 46 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 22 women and 24 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 24, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipients were as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Thar

Age: 26

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: IELTS intensive

University: Kant Kaw Education Center

Award Amount: US$ 210

Award Type: Full scholarship

 

Recipient 2:

Name: Tawng

Age: 20

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Kachin

Subject Studied: IELTS test fee

University: British Counsel

Award Amount: US$ 157

Award Type: Full  scholarship

 

Recipient 3:

Name: Wah

Age: 16

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: IELTS Preparation

University: Kant Kaw Education Center

Award Amount: US$ 126

Award Type: Full scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 Future Plans

The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

Closing Statement

We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support 

us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org  Websites:       www.thabyay.org    www.arohanascholarships.org


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Dear friends of Thabyay Education Foundation,

Thabyay’s programs are designed to support students and key community and civil society workers. We help them to acquire the skills, knowledge, networks and assistance to foster self-directed, sustainable development in their communities and the wider society.

Thabyay’s university scholarships and student counseling contribute to this mission by enabling future leaders from marginalized communities to pursue high quality, relevant university education, and to access the networks and expertise required to participate effectively in the development of their communities upon graduation.

 Partner Rewards Bonus Day: October 15th (US Eastern Time)

On October 15th 2014 Global Giving will match any donations made to our project by 40% until matching funds run out. This is a great opportunity for your donation to go even further! Donate to University Scholarships for Students from Burma between 9:00am and 11:59pm (EDT) for your donation to be matched! Times are given in USA Eastern Time - to see the event times in your location, please see below or click here.

Where does your donation go?

Below is the story of Mang, who already begins university studies in Bangkok, Thailand in 2014 through our scholarship program.

Mang’s father was imprisoned for political affairs in 1998. His mother had the tenacity to initiate the educated generation even though he became homeless. His parents were divorced in 2002. He was sent to a monastery and studied both government curriculum and religious studies there. He stopped schooling at grade 5 since his desired to emphasize in Buddhist studies. He then spent two years learning Parli literature in Yangon and Myaung Mya.

                         He arrived Phaungdawoo monastic education high school (PDO) in 2005 to restart schooling. The teachers were impressed with his academic commitment and so he was selected to participate as a peer educator in Child Focused Network (CFN), non-governmental organization that works for promoting children’s rights. As a part of this responsibility, he attended some trainings and workshops like Child Rights Awareness in order to serve effectively. At Children’s Day ceremonies, he won the first place prizes for drawing and essay competitions in 2006 and 2008. His writing was published in the monthly journal of CFN. Afterward, he joined the government youth development camp which is built to generate human resources by providing schooling to poor local students. As a government organization, he was trained to be a responsible citizens. Subsequent to high school, he volunteered as an office helper in PDO. Later, he was assigned to teach Social Studies and History in the primary level for two years. In 2003, he was awarded by Kantkaw education center of Thabyay Education Foundation to pursue university preparation program. At Kant Kaw School, he learned various subjects including Academic English, Politics and Social Science by international and native teachers. Additionally, he has completed the first year of English at Distance University.                 

 A native of Chin state in Myanmar, he is determined to learn about Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Rangsit University to apply in development projects of his home town such as Economics Development in Chin State, Myanmar: Microfinance and Building for the Future: Capacity Building for Development in Southern Chin State, and . To improve these sectors is a key to development.

                                     “My community is full of natural resources. The hilly mountains could be difficult in development. However, I hope to advance this region by enriching the political and economic sector. It would encourage the entrepreneurs to invest. I do believe improved politics and economics could bring the way to conquer other threats to development”.

Please help us to continue to support students like Ling Mang to achieve their educational goals! Please donate online via GlobalGiving: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/university-scholarships-for-students-from-burma/

Converted Bonus Day times in your region (click here to see other locations):

Myanmar: Wed 15 October 7:30pm – Thurs 16 Oct 10:29am

Thailand: Wed 15 Oct 8:00pm – Thurs 16 Oct 10:59am

UK: Wed 15 Oct 2:00pm – Thurs 16 Oct 4:59am

Australia (EST):  Wed 15 Oct 11:00pm – Thurs 16 Oct 1:59pm

 

Best regards,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network                                                                       Thabyay Education Foundation

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Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving. So far, we have raised a total of US$ 66,653 since the 1st September 2010 so we are well on our way to our target of US$ 99,000!

After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 63,782 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

By the 22nd August 2014, we had disbursed approximately US$ 62,776 to scholarship awards.

Selection and awards

Since the last report on 18th April, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made two further awards totalling approximately US$ 332.

The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 51 awards enabling 40 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

The recipients of these awards comprise 20 women and 20 men, ranging in age from 19 to 51 (average age of approximately 24, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

The award recipients were as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Kham

Age: 22

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Shan

Subject Studied: Social Sciences Education (Greater China)

University: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Award Amount: US$ 116

Award Type: Partial scholarship

Recipient 2:

Name: Thae

Age: 22

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: Education

University: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Award Amount: US$ 216

Award Type: Partial scholarship

 N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 Future Plans

The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

Closing Statement

We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:       www.thabyay.org   

www.arohanascholarships.org


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U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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