Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers

by Burmese American Community Institute Inc
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers
Internet Service & Allowances for Myanmar Teachers

Summary

The Feb 2021 military coup & COVID-19 in Myanmar have caused a humanitarian crisis. The population is facing food shortages, lack of access to education, losses of jobs, and a health crisis. Inflation has jumped to 40% within 8 months and the economy has shrunk considerably. Schools and universities are still closed due to the political crisis and COVID-19 outbreak. The National University of the University of Myanmar (NUUM) provides educational opportunities for Myanmar students & teachers.

$28,000
total goal
$27,850
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

Teachers, professors & other civil servants responded the Feb 1 Coup by going on strike through what is called the CDM. Most teachers who have participated in CDM have been removed by the Military Regime, and many have been persecuted. Over 70 CDM faculty are now working for NUUM as instructors to provide online learning opportunities for Myanmar students whose education has been disrupted. Internet service imposes a financial burden on these CDM teachers, on top of other basic needs.

Solution

NUUM will provide what support it can to the 70 Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) faculty who are working as instructors and administrators. This includes internet service packages for use during class hours as well as online meetings throughout the semester and allowances for basic needs, as they are also able to continue engaging in their professional development, helping 400+ students continue their education, and contributing to reform efforts of higher education in Myanmar.

Long-Term Impact

By educating the next generation of Myanmar students, NUUM instructors and administrators are making a long-term investment in their country. At the same time, NUUM is providing the instructors and administrators - who have lost their jobs as civil servants because of their participation in CDM - opportunities to put their skills to use and learn new skills while receiving support for their basic needs.

Resources

Organization Information

Burmese American Community Institute Inc

Location: Indianapolis, IN - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @baci_indy
Project Leader:
P LA
Yangon, Yangon Myanmar
$150 raised of $28,000 goal
 
3 donations
$27,850 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Burmese American Community Institute Inc has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.