University Scholarships for Students from Burma

by Thabyay Education Network
Sep 5, 2012

Scholarships for Social Change in Burma


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. So far, we have raised a total of US$ 49,912 since the 1st September 2010 so we are now more than half way to our target of US$ 99,000!

After the deduction of GlobalGiving administrative fees, we have now received a total of approximately US$ 40,320 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 17th April 2012, we had disbursed approximately US$ 36,854 to scholarship awards.

Selection and awards

Since the last report on 17th April, the Arohana Scholarship Fund Committee has made four further awards totaling approximately US$ 3,100.

The total funds now raised by the ‘University Scholarships for Students from Burma’ project have therefore supported 41 awards enabling 35 students from marginalized 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 15 women and 20 men, ranging in age from 19 to 51 (average age of approximately 27), representing nine ethnic groups, studying 27 different majors at 15 different universities in five countries across Asia.

Our latest report, attached below, provides detailed information about the new awards made.

Award Recipients

Recipient 1:

Name: Khin Myat Mon
Age: 21
Ethnicity: Rakhine
Subject Studied: Economics and Finance
University: Hong Kong University
Award Amount: US$ 600

Recipient 2:

Name: Kyaw Min San
Age: 22
Ethnicity: Burman
Subject Studied: Electronic and Communications Engineering
University: Hong Kong University
Award Amount: US$ 700

Recipient 3:

Name: Win Aung
Age: 22
Ethnicity: Kachin
Subject Studied: Government and Law
University: Hong Kong University
Award Amount: US$ 1000

Recipient 4:

Name: Soe Min Tun
Age: 23
Ethnicity: Kachin
Subject Studied: English
University: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Award Amount: US$ 800

Future Plans

The Arohana Scholarship Fund (ASF) is expecting further funds to be disbursed in late September by GlobalGiving, at which point further scholarship awards will be made.

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,

Quentin Hewitt
Development Director
Thabyay Education Network



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Organization Information

Thabyay Education Network

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​
Thabyay Education Network
Project Leader:
U Soe Lay
Senior Program Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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