Educate young villagers in Burma

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This project will give a Burmese school vital support to educate 90 young villagers, in the poor and conflict-ridden Kachin region, giving them English language ability, computer skills, social studies and teacher training. Anxious for progress in their communities, this non-governmental project was started by local Kachin people in Mai Ja Yang village who view education as hope and are desperate to give their youth a better future.

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Kachin state is a remote region bordering China that has been afflicted by civil war for over four decades. As a result of continuous conflict, there has been widespread displacement of the Kachin people, an ethnic minority in Burma. The establishment of the Mai Ja Yang Intensive English school in 2001 has provided hope for rebuilding and rehabilitating rural, poor Kachin communities.


The Mai Ja Yang Intensive English school provides education in English language, teacher training, social studies and computer skills, as well as full accommodation to students from poor, displaced families. Emphasis is placed on developing confidence, self-reliance, social responsibility and critical thinking. A majority of graduates take roles that directly benefit the Kachin community, going into fields such as teaching, NGO work and social services.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate 90 Kachin young people, allowing them to develop confidence, an awareness of their communities, and a sense of social responsibility. It will also support the sustainable development of Kachin communities. A recent survey showed 80% of the alumni are directly benefitting their community and Kachin community feedback for the school is overwhelmingly positive. It is rare for Kachin communities to receive aid in their remote region, so your donation will have great impact.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Prospect Burma

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @prospectburma
Prospect Burma
Wendy Blake-James
Project Leader:
Wendy Blake-James
London, London United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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