The Atutu Learning Center provides a high school education to girls from under-invested regions in Kachin State, Myanmar. Atutu has asked the Tekkatho Foundation to support the girls with learning during Covid-19 closures and beyond. With your donations to this project, we can provide quick and reliable access to world class educational resources to the girls of Atutu through our low-cost, offline digital library: MyLibrary. Funds beyond $1250 will go toward a further new eLibrary in Chin State.
Myanmar is working to achieve educational reform but change is slow and unequal. Many of the Atutu girls want to go onto vocational training or university, but access to the internet and online education is not available for everybody. Last year, fewer than 24% of students passed their make-or-break Year 10 entrance exams. With high student-teacher ratios and almost no textbooks, interaction with teachers is difficult and made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our solution is to provide the school with a MyLibrary, the self-contained digital library-in-a box. MyLibrary is a low-cost alternative to expensive textbooks in areas of high poverty levels, keeping students learning during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond. With your generosity, we aim to raise funds to provide the learning center with their own MyLibrary. We will also provide low-cost tablets and solar chargers, delivering an equitable and accessible digital education to the girls of Atutu.
When girls are educated, their whole community benefits. This project will help girls from Kachin gain a high school education and go on to further education or employment. Funding MyLibrary for the Atutu Learning Center will equip students with 21st Century skills like problem solving, creativity and digital literacy and empower them with the ability to further reinvest in their own communities.