Thabyay Education Network

Thabyay Education Network's mission is to educate, develop, inspire, connect, and empower individuals and organizations who are change-makers in Southeast Asia, with a primary focus on Myanmar. We seek to achieve this through knowledge creation, innovative learning, guided skills expansion and by forging connections to networks, information and opportunities. We are inspired to create far-reaching transformations for the people of Myanmar.
May 3, 2016

Helping students at Myitkyina, North Myanmar

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.

Our mission

Our Mission is to educate, develop, inspire, connect, and empower individuals and organizations that are change-makers in South-East Asia, with a primary focus on Myanmar. We seek to achieve this through knowledge creation, innovative instruction, guided skills expansion, and by forging connections to networks, information and opportunities. We are inspired to create far-reaching transformations for and with the people of Myanmar.

Scholarships Administration

The Thabyay Education Foundation administers university scholarship programs on behalf of a wide range of donors, and operates its own scholarship fund. These programs provide scholarships to selected candidates from Myanmar to study at universities in the Asian region. The Thabyay Education Foundation also provides a range of technical and logistical support to ensure the successful operation of the programs and the most effective distribution of scholarship funds.

 In the course of administering scholarships, the Thabyay Education Foundation builds relationships with universities in Asia, securing places, fee waivers and, in some cases, full scholarships for students from Myanmar.

Student Support

Through a network of information centers and representatives in Myanmar, and its website, the Thabyay Education Foundation disseminates information about scholarships and opportunities to study abroad, provides academic counseling and offers support in applying to universities and scholarship programs.

 The Thabyay Education Foundation helps students settle into university and get the most out of their academic studies and organizes an annual conference enabling scholarship students at different universities in different countries to build networks, compare experiences, and meet experts in a range of relevant fields.

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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May 1, 2016

Innovative, New Generation Online Learning Approach

EPOP has developed an innovative, new generation online learning approach. It provides access to digitally excluded communities, marginalized groups and minorities in the remote areas of Myanmar on a small but easy-to-use device, i.e, a tablet. EPOP primarily targets at the learners who are living in refugee camps, far from developed cities and towns with lack of any infrastructure but are in great need for education. 

EPOP has considered the concept of the use of Tablet PC as one innovative learning approach since 2015. The platform can provide learning materials, interactive courses, videos, books and multimedia contents in order to give a helping hand to those people who, despite their condition, want to break out from their current circumstance. In early May 2016, EPOP Online Course - Tablet PC Project will be launching in Myitkyina, a state in the most northern part of Myanmar.

The Exam Preparation Outreach Program (EPOP) provides guided online self-study courses to help at least 350 students each year work towards attaining the qualifications they need to be eligible for international universities. Students come from diverse backgrounds in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia. EPOP also works to improve students’ professional skills to aid them in working for the benefit of their respective communities and prepares students with the research and academic writing skills they will need to succeed in university.

As EPOP primarily targets students who are actively working full-time in civil society organizations, the course load is limited to five to seven hours of work per week.  Additionally, many students may travel and work in remote locations, with little access to internet.  As such, students are generally allowed a two-week period to turn in each assignment and complete each assessment.  EPOP strives to balance the flexibility and academic rigor needed by working students, providing a curriculum that is both “doable” and effective.

Through the outreach presentations and networking, EPOP established the new collaboration partners in Myitkyina, Mai Ja Yan (Kachin IDP) and Hpa-An to provide higher education in marginalized areas. Furthermore, the discussion and initial collaboration has been taking with our prospective partners of Thai-Myanmar borders Mae Sai, Tachileik and Ranong for the opportunity for further studies of marginalized ethnic migrant youths.


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Feb 18, 2016

Help Arohana Scholarship Fund

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.

Our mission

Our Mission is to educate, develop, inspire, connect, and empower individuals and organizations that are change-makers in South-East Asia, with a primary focus on Myanmar. We seek to achieve this through knowledge creation, innovative instruction, guided skills expansion, and by forging connections to networks, information and opportunities. We are inspired to create far-reaching transformations for and with the people of Myanmar.

Scholarships Administration

The Thabyay Education Foundation administers university scholarship programs on behalf of a wide range of donors, and operates its own scholarship fund. These programs provide scholarships to selected candidates from Myanmar to study at universities in the Asian region. The Thabyay Education Foundation also provides a range of technical and logistical support to ensure the successful operation of the programs and the most effective distribution of scholarship funds.

 In the course of administering scholarships, the Thabyay Education Foundation builds relationships with universities in Asia, securing places, fee waivers and, in some cases, full scholarships for students from Myanmar.

Student Support

Through a network of information centers and representatives in Myanmar, and its website, the Thabyay Education Foundation disseminates information about scholarships and opportunities to study abroad, provides academic counseling and offers support in applying to universities and scholarship programs.

 The Thabyay Education Foundation helps students settle into university and get the most out of their academic studies and organizes an annual conference enabling scholarship students at different universities in different countries to build networks, compare experiences, and meet experts in a range of relevant fields.

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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