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Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar

by Tekkatho Foundation
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
Help me Be Who I Want: Education in Myanmar
New handwashing station!
New handwashing station!

The school in the project photos is Yay Kyaw Toe high school in the Ayeyarwady Delta Region of Myanmar. It is only accessible by boat - and almost impossible to reach during the rainy season!  The school has around 150 children from surrounding villages. Most students live too far away to travel to school every day and so they sleep at the school.

After the initial Covid-19 shutdowns, the school re-opened briefly in July with improved washing facilities, personal protection for students and staff. Students were taught in smaller classes over six days a week. However, in late August the Ministry of Education ordered the closure of all schools and the Yay Kyaw Toe students were sent home.  

When schools do reopen, students again be taught in smaller groups with everyone wearing their new face-coverings. Since the children sleep at the school, it will be considered as one ‘cohort’ or ‘bubble’ which will be isolated away from the main village in which the school is situated.

Before the shutdowns, teachers have been using MyLibrary, our offline digital library, to explore subjects in more depth with more student-centred approaches to learning.  Over lockdown, thanks to your support, we have added Myanmar language healthcare materials to MyLibrary help communities prevent, contain and treat Covid-19 in places with limited medical facilities. The school now plans to use MyLibrary as the point for disseminating detailed information and reliable guidance on reducing infection risks and managing local cases in the community.

If you have any questions about the eTekkatho MyLibrary project, or about our work, please do get in touch with us.  Thank you so much for your continued support! www.tekkatho.foundation

Smaller classes in the school
Smaller classes in the school
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Keeping children learning
Keeping children learning

We'd like to start by thanking you for your previous donation to the Tekkatho Foundation, and to provide an update on the situation in Myanmar. Currently, all Myanmar schools are closed and due to re-open on July 15.

To keep kids learning, we’ve re-structured key sections of the MyLibrary content to make the transition to home-based learning a little easier. We´re using video lessons, curriculum materials and practice worksheets organised by school-grade for use at home.

We also want to make sure reliable guidance on COVID-19 is delivered quickly to hard-to-reach places that have very limited medical facilities and no internet or phone signal. So, with your support, we’re adding practical tips on masks and hand hygiene (among others), public information posters and videos for children in a dozen Myanmar language, as well as a complete course from John Hopkins University on the science and clinical presentation of COVID-19 and community health interventions such as contact tracing.

Please consider telling your friends and family about our new campaign for World Refugee Week by sharing the link to our GlobalGiving project on social media, or just bring us up in conversation. GlobalGiving will match donations made by June 30th: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-us-provide-refugees-in-myanmar-an-education/

If you have any questions about the eTekkatho MyLibrary project, or about our work, please do get in touch with us.  Thank you so much for your continued support! www.tekkatho.foundation

MyLibrary in action in Kayin State
MyLibrary in action in Kayin State
Students using MyLibrary in refugee camp in Kachin
Students using MyLibrary in refugee camp in Kachin
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School children use MyLibrary in Kayin State
School children use MyLibrary in Kayin State

We at the Tekkatho Foundation would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your support for our “Help me be” project on GlobalGiving.

The month of February was very exciting for us. With your support, our fantastic volunteer U Zayar Aung took the MyLibrary program on tour to local schools in Kayin State, so hundreds more children could explore the lesson videos, maths games, school textbooks and learning resources in MyLibrary. In February 2020, the programme went out at No 9 Basic Education Primary school Hpa-An (please see report photos).  U Zayar Aung told us: “At school, children enjoy read in this programme and they were reading Third Story stories project's story books and download. Pupils also study British Council grammar videos sites and download stories. Phonics website is a good practice for young students as a fundamental that they watched a lot.”

And with your support and the help of SolarLEAP we installed a brand new MyLibrary packed full of thousands of educational resources at the Health and Hope school high up in the Chin Mountains. Health and Hope brought the first primary healthcare service to the rural areas of southern Chin State and runs the Education for All project from its school in Laipenpi.

"“For students in Lailenpi,
Although far away,
Despite the power shortage,
Even though the internet is not available,
eTekkatho MyLibrary will help you to access educational information,
Just for your knowledge”

If you have any questions about the eTekkatho MyLibrary project, or about our work, please do get in touch with us.  Thank you for your continued support! www.tekkatho.foundation

MyLibrary visits No 9 Basic School, Hpa-an
MyLibrary visits No 9 Basic School, Hpa-an
The English Language resources always popular!
The English Language resources always popular!
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Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
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May Thet Khine Nyein
Manchester, United Kingdom
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