myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)

by Burma Humanitarian Mission
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)
myME Box & Portable Digital Classroom (PDC)

Summary

We have a practical, low-cost, easy to install and use solution to the education crisis in Burma (Myanmar), a country where schools have been closed for over a year due to a severe humanitarian crisis. The Portable Digital Classroom (PDC) with myME Box is designed for out-of-school children and youth (OOSCYs.). It is available online or offline. In 2022-2023, Burma Humanitarian Mission will support 10 PDCs for OOSCYs living in rural and remote regions in Burma.

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Challenge

All levels of schools from kindergarten to university are closed in Myanmar and less than 10% of households can provide online learning to their children. On 2/1/2021, the military seized power from the civilian-elected government just as Myanmar faced intensifying challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the UNDP & World Bank 2021, Myanmar's GDP could contract by 18%, the number of people living in poverty could double and the number of OOSCYS has increased dramatically.

Solution

MyME's remote learning system works with or without internet access and contains a mini-computer housing a learning management system (LMS), eBooks, video lessons and assessments, life-skills stories, educational games, teacher reference and general knowledge content based on myME's education curriculum and other open-sourced sites (Khan Academy, UNICEF, Asia Foundation, TED and TEDed, Room to Read, Third Story Project, etc.)

Long-Term Impact

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. Sending children to work is an undesired necessity for many families. Our innovative and human-centered design approach allows OOSCYs to access quality education through through the myME Box digital learning platform. They learn math, computer, literacy and vocational skills as well as build self-esteem, empowering them to hope and dream for a better future -- one where they realize their potential -- as is the right of every child.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization Information

Burma Humanitarian Mission

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Jennifer Zurick
Salt Lake City, Ut United States
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