University Scholarships for Students from Burma

by Thabyay Education Network

Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 67,752 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 14th September 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 65,927 to scholarship awards.

Selection and awards

Since the last report on 14th September, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 595.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 61 awards enabling 51 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 25 women and 26 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 23, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 18 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

The award recipient was as follows:

Recipient:

Name: Chaw

Age: 34

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: Business Administration

University:University of Thai Chamber Commerce

Award Amount: US$ 595

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 In her own words “Some people may think business is profit for the boss only. As for me, I think business profits to every consumer, producer, worker or office staff and government. Farmer will produce rice and he will sell the extra rice to get some money. He will spend his money for his other needs.  Merchant will buy farmer’s extra rice and sell again to a company. The company will buy rice and sell it spread over the supermarket or store. While the process was installed, every single person who involved in the process will get benefit as wages. Even government will get tax from the process. Doing business mean not only profit, you are offer convenience to consumer and offer jobs and income for many employee and producer (e.g. Farmer). Without merchant and company doing business the farmer might have to throw away his extra rice because he can’t eat his all rice. He may got sick and die because he don’t have money to buy medicine or get treatment. The employee won’t have any job to do and his income will effect to his family who depend on him. The government may get less money to develop his country either. The power of business can provide convenience to all people who eat the food. Some companies donate some of their benefit to Non-Government Organization to provide education, health and some other needs to poor community”.

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

 Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support  us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


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Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 67.058 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 10th July 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 65,332 to scholarship awards.

Selection and awards

Since the last report on 6th May, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 800.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 60 awards enabling 50 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 24 women and 26 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 23, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

The award recipient was as follows:

Recipient:

Name: Moe

Age: 49

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Burman

Subject Studied: Post graduate research  

University:University of Malaysia

Award Amount: US$ 750

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 Moe has completed the BSc Zoology in 1991. He graduated the MSc Zoology in 1997. His postgraduate research is the reproductive biology of catfish. After completion of MSc degree, he worked as a demonstrator at the Department of Zoology, Mandalay University in 1998. He joined the PhD in Zoology at Mandalay University in 2002 and completed in 2006. His PhD thesis is about the ecology of fruit bat. During her PhD, he got the three new records of bats from Kachin forest. This finding was published in the international journal, Actachiropterologica in 2005. His PhD thesis was published at the Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP) House, Germany in 2013.

In his own words “I would like to express my gratitude for your support. This scholarship allows me and gives me a great chant to go to the University of Malaysia to present my research paper and also can participate the 3rd International Southeast Asian Bat Conference at Kuching, Malaysia. Without this scholarship I cannot afford all of the fees”.

Future Plans

 

The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

 Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 

We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support  us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 

With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


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Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 66,195 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 6th May 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 64,582 to scholarship awards.

Selection and awards

Since the last report on 6th May, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 800.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 59 awards enabling 49 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 23 women and 26 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 23, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipient was as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: San

Age: 23

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: Kachin

Subject Studied: Public Policy, Management and Politics   

University:Murdoch University Australia

Award Amount: US$ 800

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 San is currently studying Public Policy, Management and Politics program at City University of Hong Kong as an undergraduate student. Coming from a rural area of Myanmar where education has lost its value makes her yearn for a better tertiary education and creates her interests in culture diversity.

Studying in a new environment, Hong Kong, and interactions with professors and fellow students from different cultural norms and backgrounds give her the opportunity to explore new areas of social world. Thus, she believes that exchange program at a foreign university will bring further various benefits to her healthy study life in diverse ways. Indeed, it will be challenging for her to stabilize herself at a foreign university and country within a semester. However, the exchange program to Murdoch University, Australia, would undoubtedly be an eye opening experience and she assures that is going to be a life-changing-experience for her.

It is very competitive for Myanmar students to win scholarships for studying abroad. However, studying at City University of Hong Kong as a scholarship recipient has trained her how to value and use both educational and cultural diversities for the betterment of my community. In fact, it has made her a better exchange program candidate with a unique identity to the host institution representing not only Myanmar but also City University of Hong Kong.

Moreover, by participating in this exchange program, she believes that she would further improve better cognitive abilities in public policy, public management and politics of different countries. Moreover, through this exchange program, she would be able to better her intercultural communication skills, gain and apply different approaches to analyze issues in public affairs and the public management at the local and global levels. With these opportunities expected to gain from exchange program, she expects to expend her educational and social networks and develop her learning progress by which she can help her community in terms of public policy, management and politics.

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

 Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support  us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


Attachments:

Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 65,275 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 6th March 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 64,129 to scholarship awards.

 Selection and awards

Since the last report on 6th March, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 90.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 58 awards enabling 48 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 22 women and 26 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 25, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipient was as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Min

Age: 23

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Mon

Subject Studied: IELTS Preparation   

University: Kant Kaw Education Center

Award Amount: US$ 90

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities.

 Min came from a nuclear family consisting only of her mother, father and two sisters. He had completed matriculation exam in 2007 and graduate bachelor degree in 2013 majoring in English. Min did a lot of work including both paid jobs and unpaid in history and onwards. He had also volunteered for Mon Conversation Club (MCC) in Yangon where he involved as an education team coordinator, assisted in fundraising and culture exchange, coordinated and facilitated reading club and conversation club with around twenty participants and taught general English to young adults. Moreover, he taught as well for Kayin University students group in Kayin state in 2012.  

 Min was so excited to get a partial support from Thabyay Education Foundation to attend the IELTS preparation. In his own word “I want to set up a well education system and worth social status. In specific, I am working for Myanmar’s relationships as an ambassador with the international countries”. 

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


Attachments:

Overview

We at Thabyay Education Network’s Arohana Scholarship Fund would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who have donated to our ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project on GlobalGiving.

 After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 64,761 in disbursements from GlobalGiving for the University Scholarships for Students from Burma project (funds are received over time in Thai Baht at different exchange rates, so USD figures can only be approximately calculated).

 By the 6th March 2015, we had disbursed approximately US$ 63,692 to scholarship awards.

 Selection and awards

Since the last report on 24th December, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made one further awards totalling approximately US$ 423.

 The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 57 awards enabling 47 students from marginalised communities across Burma to start or continue their Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD studies at universities across Asia.

 The recipients of these awards comprise 22 women and 25 men, ranging in age from 16 to 51 (average age of approximately 24, representing nine ethnic groups, studying 30 different majors at 17 different universities in 5 countries across Asia).

 The award recipients were as follows:

Recipient 1:

Name: Moo

Age: 24

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Karen

Subject Studied: Social Sciences

University: Chiang Mai University  

Award Amount: US$ 423

Award Type: Partial scholarship

N.B. Names of award recipients have been changed to protect their identities

Future Plans

 The Arohana Scohlarship Fund remains committed to helping key community actors gain access to appropriate higher education to optimize their positive impact in Burma in key sectors including health care, education, community development, rights and media. The Arohana Scholarship Fund is currently waiting for further funds to be received from GlobalGiving before the Selection Committee meets to decide on further scholarship awards.

 Closing Statement

 We hope that this report shows clearly the potential of these scholarship recipients to become catalysts for incremental social change in Burma, and that you can appreciate the direct link between quality higher education and grassroots development in communities in Burma. We also hope that it demonstrates that even the smallest contribution of US$ 10 can make a difference in terms of keeping a Burmese scholarship student in university education.

 We would like to reiterate our gratitude to all of you who have helped raise funds for this project by making donations and spreading the word. We hope that this report will inspire you to continue to support 

us in the future. The beneficiaries of these awards, the students, have individually expressed their gratitude to us for the support they have received. We would like to pass on their thanks to you.

 If you have any questions about this report, or about our work, please do get in touch.

 With our best wishes,

U Soe Lay

Senior Program Manager, Scholarships and Student Support

Thabyay Education Network

Email: usoelay@thabyay.org 

Websites:        www.thabyay.org  

 www.arohanascholarships.org


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Thabyay Education Network

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.thabyay.org
Project Leader:
U Soe Lay
Senior Program Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand
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